Not a day goes by that I don’t eat broccoli. Or tomatoes. They are my personal little superfoods and make up for all the desserts I eat, or so I tell myself.

But as much as I love broccoli sometimes I just have to jazz it up.

Parmesan Balsamic Roasted Broccoli - Even people who don't like to eat their veggies will LOVE broccoli prepared this way!! Easy, healthy, and full of flavor from the balsamic and Parmesan!!

And there’s where Parmesan cheese and a balsamic glaze come into play. Anything balsamic and I’m automatically in. Same with cheese.

It’s a super simple side dish that’s perfect for anything from busy weeknights to holiday celebrations. It reminds me of these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts but with Parmesan and broccoli instead of sprouts.

Parmesan Balsamic Roasted Broccoli - Even people who don't like to eat their veggies will LOVE broccoli prepared this way!! Easy, healthy, and full of flavor from the balsamic and Parmesan!!

I use Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze. Most grocery stores carry balsamic glazes or balsamic reductions these days or easily make your own. You want to use a glaze or reduction rather than straight balsamic vinegar for this recipe.

I love my broccoli and all my roasted, broiled, or grilled vegetables blackened to an inch of its life, i.e. burned. When blog photography isn’t involved I go much darker than I have here. Depending on your personal preference for char, bake accordingly, use the suggested baking times as estimates only, and keep an eye on things.

Parmesan Balsamic Roasted Broccoli - Even people who don't like to eat their veggies will LOVE broccoli prepared this way!! Easy, healthy, and full of flavor from the balsamic and Parmesan!!

Parmesan Balsamic Roasted Broccoli
Yield: serves 2 to 4

Parmesan Balsamic Roasted Broccoli

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This is a super simple side dish that’s perfect for anything from busy weeknights to holiday celebrations. I use Trader Joe’s Balsamic Glaze but there are many grocery stores that carry balsamic glazes or balsamic reductions or make your own. You want to use a glaze or reduction rather than straight balsamic vinegar. Depending on your personal preference for char, bake accordingly, use the suggested baking times as estimates only, and keep an eye on things.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup.
  2. Add the broccoli to the baking sheet, evenly drizzle with olive oil (or spray with olive oil), season with salt and pepper to taste, and toss with your hands to evenly coat. Allow space between the florets and don’t keep them in a tight pile so that they roast rather than steam.
  3. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the broccoli is browning on the underside.
  4. Remove baking sheet from oven, flip broccoli over with tongs, and evenly drizzle with balsamic to taste.
  5. Return baking sheet to oven and bake for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until as dark as desired. Baking times will vary based on the size of the florets, personal preference for doneness, oven and climate variances, etc. Keep a close eye on it because it can go from underdone to nicely blacked to burnt in just a couple minutes.
  6. Evenly sprinkle with Parmesan to taste and serve immediately. Broccoli is best warm and fresh.

Adapted from Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1360mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 9g

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