This Simple Roasted Broccoli recipe is made weekly in my house and turns out perfectly every time!
This recipe is so simple I almost didn’t post it but I have so many people ask my how I cook my vegetables I thought I better write it down. The best part is my kids LOVE roasted vegetables, especially broccoli. I typically make them just with a few simple spices like this recipe but once in awhile I’ll change it up by adding Parmesan cheese (which the kids love to add themselves).
I will roast almost any kind of vegetable but my favorites are green beans, red skin potatoes, zucchini and California-blend vegetables. I almost exclusively buy my frozen vegetables from Sam’s Club since they come in such large quantities and I have a deep freezer so I can stock up. The vegetables typically come in a pack of 4 (16 ounces each) and look like the picture below.
I used to steam vegetables all the time using this steamer but then discovered the amazing technique of roasting vegetables and love it! The texture of the vegetables turn out perfectly to me with the perfect blend of crisp-tender. Now of course I will still steam vegetables once in a while like when I make my favorite mashed cauliflower but most of the time I roast them.
As you may notice I use olive oil almost exclusively when cooking. It’s versatile enough to fit into almost any recipe and has excellent healthy fats. One tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil has 10 grams of monounsaturated fat (the most heart-healthy kind of fat that can help reduce the risk of heart disease). However, all oils are calorically dense so I still use them sparingly. This is one reason I use the Misto spray to help watch how much oil I use when cooking vegetables.
Looking for more simple vegetables? I have this fantastic Simple Vegetables Side Dishes round up (including several other dietitians recipes) that take 10 minutes or less to prep. You can’t beat that!
Besides being so simple to make this recipe is so versatile that you can add any spices you prefer. The possibilities and combinations are endless!
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