Parmesan broccoli is a delicious side dish that will put extra yum in any meal.

Fresh broccoli florets are tossed with olive oil and garlic, then sprinkled with grated parmesan and roasted to tender and savory perfection.

This recipe is a great reason to put more healthy broccoli in your family’s diet!

Parmesan Broccoli in a bowl with a spoon

Easy Side Dish

  • Quick and easy parmesan roasted broccoli has a rich, savory flavor and is ready to serve in just 10 minutes.
  • This delicious keto and low-carb recipe, with broccoli and parmesan cheese, is the perfect flavor combo.
  • Leftovers make a light and healthy lunch or snack too. When broccoli goes on sale double the batch.
  • Parmesan broccoli will enhance any main dish, exactly how a side dish should! It’s perfect with grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, Crockpot turkey breast, or pot roast.
ingredients to make Parmesan Broccoli

4 Ingredient Recipe!

Broccoli – Opt for fresh broccoli versus frozen. Look for crowns that are firm and free of yellow spots.

Parmesan – Freshly grated parmesan from a block will give better flavor than from a shaker jar. You can substitute Romano, which tastes and performs in a similar way.

Garlic – Freshly smashed and minced garlic is always best, but you can use garlic from a jar as well.

Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil has the best flavor. Experiment with other oils, such as sesame, walnut, avocado, or whatever you have on hand. Don’t use butter, as it will burn

Variations – For a crunchy, toasted brown topping, combine buttered breadcrumbs with the parmesan cheese or switch them out altogether. Substitute or add cauliflower for the broccoli. Add some bacon crumbles to the oil and garlic before tossing with broccoli. Try a variation using roasted asparagus instead.

How to Make Parmesan Broccoli

  1. Toss broccoli florets with oil, garlic, parmesan, and seasonings (as per the recipe below).
  2. Place broccoli in a single even layer on a foil-lined sheet pan.
  3. Roast until just tender-crisp.
  4. Serve hot.

Tips for Success

  • Cut broccoli florets into similar sizes for even roasting.
  • Make sure the oven is completely preheated before placing the broccoli in it.
  • Watch for burning! Even though Parmesan broccoli benefits from a quick roast in a hot oven, it is a delicate dish, so keep an eye on it.
  • Cook it in the oven, or air fryer. Just refer to your owner’s manual for broccoli cooking instructions.
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Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-5 days. To help retain quality, store it in a single layer. To freeze, place in a single layer on a tray and freeze. Then transfer to a zip bag and store for 6-8 months. Thaw before reheating in the oven.

Parmesan roasted broccoli can also be re-purposed in other recipes. Try it in kale and sausage soup or broccoli and cheese casserole. Use them to top keto cabbage noodles (instead of pasta).

Keto Vegetable Sides

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Parmesan Broccoli

Easy parmesan broccoli is flavorful and simple to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 1 pound broccoli florets washed and well drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450℉. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a large bowl or bag, toss together broccoli florets with olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Spread broccoli evenly over prepared pan and roast for 10 minutes or just until tender-crisp. Serve hot.


  • Cut broccoli florets into even sizes for uniform cooking.
  • Preheat oven completely for crisp broccoli.
  • A hot oven roasts broccoli perfectly, but watch for burning.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 101mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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