How to Bake Flavorful Lemon Zest & Parmesan Broccoli

by Brittany Burge

Hands down this is the best way to make broccoli! I make this for the family 3-4 times a week it's a real crowd pleaser!!


  • 2 Bunches Broccoli
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon zest
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons Fresh Parmesan Cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1


    Step 2

    PREP TIME: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 37 minutes

    Step 3


    Step 4

    Make sure you have two good sized broccoli!!

    Step 5

    Wrap a cookie sheet with some foil.

    Step 6

    Wash your broccoli

    Step 7

    Cut your broccoli, I personally like a little stem but not to long.

    Step 8

    This is my handy little oil tool it actually measures how much oil you use. It's perfect for measuring and then drizzling onto your veggies so you know just how much oil your using.

    Step 9

    Drizzle oil then sprinkle the sea salt and pepper.

    Step 10

    Place broccoli in oven.

    Step 11

    And bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

    Step 12

    While the broccoli is in the oven get your lemon ready. Roll it back and forth on your cutting board to get the juice ready to be squeezed. BUT before juicing your lemon, zest it.

    Step 13

    I zest about half the lemon.

    Step 14

    Now, juice your lemon an set it aside. If your like me and make this all the time buy some lemons and squeeze all the juice out and place it in a handy little spray bottle.

    Step 15

    Grate your parmesan, now how much you use is up to you. I use about half of this the other half is for another recipe I was making that actually went with this meal. It's a simple pasta sauce.

    Step 16

    After 10 minutes take the broccoli out and give it a good shake then place it back in the oven for the remaining 10 minutes.

    Step 17

    Once the 20 minutes is up sprinkle your parmesan cheese and place it back in the oven for 2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

    Step 18

    Once the cheese is melted take the broccoli out of the oven and dash it with the lemon juice.

    Step 19

    Top it with the lemon zest

    Step 20

    And serve! This is hands down the best way to make broccoli you don't always have to have the lemon but baking it this way leaves it crunchy and full of flavor.

    Step 21

    Like this recipe? check out the full meal!!! Juicy steak on the stove top, simple yet flavorful pasta and lemon zest broccoli.

    Step 22

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