It is so easy to take frozen broccoli straight from the freezer and roast in the oven to make delicious roasted broccoli, with roasted flavor and crispy edges. This simple broccoli recipe is the best way to make a simple side dish to serve alongside roasted chicken or even a pasta.
Broccoli is our go to vegetable side dish for quick and easy dinners. I started feeding my kids broccoli from the moment they could eat solid foods and they actually have liked it and eaten it ever since. Broccoli is so delicious when it has been roasted in the oven and it is so easy to take frozen broccoli florets and let them thaw and cook to perfection right in the oven.
How to Roast Frozen Broccoli
This recipe for roasted frozen broccoli is really so easy and the best way to make a delicious and simple side dish. There is very minimal prep work to get the broccoli ready to roast so let’s walk through those simple steps.
First, you are going to get your oven heating up to 425º F. You want the oven to be on high heat to thaw the broccoli, evaporate any liquid and add the final roasting at the end.
Just a few ingredients is all it takes to add a ton of flavor to this simple side dish. To make roasted frozen broccoli you will need:
- frozen broccoli florets
- avocado oil (or another mild oil like olive oil)
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- lemon juice
- parmesan cheese
Find the full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
To prepare the broccoli, spread it out onto a baking sheet in a single layer. Pour the oil over the broccoli, then season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Toss the broccoli around in the pan using your hands or a pair of tongs until it is well coated.
Bake the broccoli in the oven for 15-20 minutes, shaking the pan after 10 minutes to flip the broccoli around.
The broccoli will be done when all of the liquid has evaporated from the bottom of the pan and some of the broccoli florets have darkened from roasting.
If you feel like the broccoli is done, but not roasted enough, you can place it under the broiler for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Take the pan out of the oven and drizzle the cooked broccoli with lemon juice and top with parmesan cheese.
The cheese will melt from the hot broccoli, but you can place it under the broiler to crisp up the cheese before serving.
Roast Broccoli From Frozen Recipe
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Roast Broccoli From Frozen Recipe
- 2 pounds frozen broccoli florets
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablepoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425º F
- Place frozen broccoli florets on to a baking sheet. Toss broccoli with avocado oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, shaking the pan after 10 minutes
- Remove from the oven when all of the liquid has evaporated from the pan and the broccoli is cooked through and crisp.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the broccoli and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
- Place back under the broiler for 30 seconds to melt the cheese.
- Nutrition facts are just an estimate
- If you would like the broccoli to crisp up more, you can place it under the broiler for a minute to crisp up the edges more
It is so easy to take frozen broccoli straight from the freezer and roast in the oven to make delicious roasted broccoli, with roasted flavor and crispy edges.