Easy Broiled Broccoli

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Anybody else have a hard time with side dishes? Especially vegetables? I specialize in one course meals. I will either spend a lot of time on the main dish and forgot completely about a side dish or I will spend a lot of time on one side dish and omit a main dish. I often get a “where’s the rest” look from my family. It is one of my weaknesses.

So I really love when I can make a healthy, quick side dish that doesn’t require a lot of effort. All of my brain-power and energy is already taken in whatever crazy main dish I’m trying out. This broiled broccoli side dish recipe is quick and even better, doesn’t require much preparation.

George Bush hates broccoli. I don’t know why. I really like the stuff. I’m not lying. I do not like it raw. But I love it cooked. The stuff is full of nutrients and energy. I think it might be even better than eagle’s eggs. Nacho should have saved himself some trouble. Broccoli is full of vitamin A and vitamin C, along with Vitamin K and Folate (which is key in preventing Spina Bifida in case you were wondering, take note prego ladies.) So eat up!

This technique can be also used for other vegetables. Broiling or roasting brings out the natural sugars in the food. And those little browned parts, they are the tastiest bits. I will often squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the broccoli after it is cooked. To make it even easier I sometimes use the giant bag of frozen broccoli florets from Costco.

Enjoy this simple and quick, healthy side dish!

Easy Broiled Broccoli

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Easy Broiled Broccoli


  • 1 pound broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Turn on oven broiler to high
  2. Toss broccoli with olive oil, salt and pepper
  3. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet
  4. Place pan under broiler. Stir every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
  5. Parts of the broccoli should should start to look dark brown, even burnt looking. That is when you know it is ready.
  6. Remove and serve.



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  1. Melanie Randall says

    Our mom has a good recipe for a lemon-butter-garlic (I love dashes, and butter) drizzle you could put on the broiled broccoli if you want to zest it up a bit.

  2. Jo says

    My kids love cooked broccoli. Seriously, they fight over it. I never heard of broiling broccoli. It looks really yummy. I am definitely going to try it. Thanks!

  3. Jenny says

    Looks like I have something in common with George H.W. Bush…

    However, I’m learning that most veggies taste pretty good if they are prepared the right way. (Out of a can is NEVER the right way, for instance!) I will give this a try!

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