Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Try this recipe to make your vegetables more interesting.


By Holly Clegg


You won’t be bored with broccoli with this recipe! Lemon, cheese and olive oil tossed with roasted broccoli turn into a snazzy side. This nutritionally rich recipe doubles easily to serve as many as you need, and pairs with just about any entrée making it the perfect tasty diabetic side dish! There is a reason you were always told to eat your broccoli, as it is a good source of fiber and vitamins. Broccoli even contains a fair amount of calcium. Calcium from food is well absorbed by the body which helps with bone health. This Roasted Broccoli stands alone as a terrific side by wait until you try my stir-frys with broccoli.

Roasted Broccoli from Holly Clegg’s KITCHEN 101 cookbook

Makes 6 (2/3 cup) servings

4 cups broccoli florets

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon rind, optional

2 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted, optional

1. Preheat oven 425°F. Line baking pan with foil.

2. Toss broccoli with oil and season to taste; arrange in single layer on pan. Roast about 20 minutes or until tender and browned around edges.

3. Remove from oven and toss with cheese, lemon juice, lemon rind and pine nuts, if desired.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 68, Calories from Fat 0%, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 46mg, Carbohydrates 4g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 1g, Protein 2g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Terrific tip: If using fresh lemons, you have lemon rind and if not, leave it out and grab bottled lemon juice. Pine nuts or any toasted nut may be used.

Nutrition Nugget: Broccoli and other dark leafy greens such as kale, Chinese cabbage, bok choy are good sources of calcium – be sure to keep them a regular part of your diet for bone health.

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series. Clegg, who attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huff Post. Clegg has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals nationwide. Visit Holly on YOUTUBE and her BLOG for more of her new easy healthy recipes.

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Aug 25, 2019

Looks yummy

Nov 24, 2019

I usually eat mine raw but I'll definitely have to try it out.

Dec 6, 2019

Go vegetables! 💚🌱💚🌱💚

Feb 28, 2020

Yummy in my tummy