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Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Talk about kicking your side dish up a notch!  This Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli will have everyone asking for seconds.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone!

I feel like broccoli gets a bad rep when I go to the store.  I’ll find myself thinking… don’t get that it’s boring and predictable.  Go for something… well fancier.

Yes, it may be a pretty common vegetable but it really deserves a place at our table on a regular basis.  It’s packed with vitamin K, C, chromium, folate and fiber!  Turns out that innocent broccoli is actually a regular ole’ superfood in the making.

Lately I’ve found my way back to one of my first vegetable loves, broccoli and get over my thoughts about it being too boring.  Most of the time I’ll simply steam it adding salt, pepper and a little lemon at the table, but if I’m feeling extra fancy I’ll make my 4 Ingredient Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

To make my 4 Ingredient Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli you just toss with a little olive oil, lemon and parmesan.  Roasting brings out the natural sweetness and turns these regular ole’ bites into addictive morsels of veggie goodness.

I even like the crispy edges.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

Serve the 4 Ingredient Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli with your favorite salmon dish (try this one!) or add it to a buddha bowl with grains and nuts.

I even like to add it as a side dish to some simple pasta on a night when that’s the best I can do in the kitchen.

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

My family had broccoli all the time growing up, so there is something so comforting about this dish to me.  It honestly tastes a little bit like home and brings my memories of family dinners growing up flooding back.

Plus, it tastes to good that an entire pan disappears in my house faster than I can say… “eat your veggies!”

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

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Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli recipe / Running in a Skirt

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Julie Wunder
Healthy addictive bites of broccoli!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2 -3 servings


  • 12 ounces bag of broccoli florets, 2-3 cups of raw florets
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • Cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees & spray foil lined baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Break up any really large broccoli pieces so they are all about the same size.
  • Toss broccoli in lemon, half the parmesan, olive oil and salt & pepper. Evenly lay on baking sheet.
  • Roast in oven for 12-15 minutes or until desired tenderness. I like them a bit crunchier.
  • Top with the rest of the parmesan and serve immediately.
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  4. Roshni Parate March 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I love to boil for a couple of minutes then throw it on the grill with sea salt and lemon. I am going to try this way next time I make broccoli. Thank you for sharing the post.

  5. Miz Helen January 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Great recipe idea to add the lemon and parmesan to this awesome roasted broccoli, this will be delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing you awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Celia @ Chicago Jogger January 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    I love broccoli but I’ve been a little bored with it lately. Great recipe idea to make it more exciting!

  7. Courtney January 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Yay, broccoli! This looks like a great way to switch up my usual broccoli game. 🙂

  8. I love broccoli and parm is the perfect pairing. Thanks for linking up with us

  9. Annmarie January 20, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Love broccoli! This looks simply delicious!

  10. Blane Sherer January 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    I go in and out with broccoli.
    I eat it for awhile and then I don’t for awhile.
    I’m presently in an off broccoli mode.
    Maybe it’s time to switch back on.

  11. Madeline St Onge January 14, 2015 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Love this, I do cauliflower the same way 😉 And Brussles sprouts too

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  13. Jaime April 8, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Totally pinned this, because…YUM. Of course, my son would add ranch to it. Because he likes ranch on everything. 🙂

  14. Sarah April 3, 2014 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I tried your recipe tonight and it was really delicious! Thanks!!

  15. Sarah April 3, 2014 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    I tried your recipe tonight and it was really delicious! Thanks!! Keep them coming please!

    • JulieWunder April 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m glad you liked it!

  16. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I’m guilty of the vegetable rut myself. Those steam bags are just so darn convenient!

    I love the colors in this dish though. The lemon zest stands out so much against the broccoli.

    • JulieWunder April 8, 2014 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      I do love those steam bags too!!

  17. Lynndee April 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I love broccoli! It’s always what I chose as side dish when we eat out. If the resto offers it, that is. But I never tried preparing this at home. Thanks for the recipe.

    • JulieWunder April 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      It’s really easy! Let me know if you try it!

      • Lynndee April 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

        This was our side dish tonight. It was really easy and so yummy! Thanks again!

  18. Marie g April 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Julie thanks for this recipe. It sounds delicious! I, like you, luv my vegetables and I’m always looking for new ways of preparation.

    You are a delight. I look forward to seeing you as “our weather girl” and reading your blog. The best of luck to you, your sweet babies (doggies) and hubbie. Keep up the wonderful work you do.

    • JulieWunder April 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      You are so sweet! What a kind comment, I really appreciate it!

  19. Angela April 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Ahh! Delish and so simple. Love it!

    • JulieWunder April 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Thanks Angela!

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