How to Cook Broccoli in the Oven

by Karen Larard

My husband doesn't like broccoli and I love it. Done this way he loves it too.


  • 1 Head of broccoli
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Pepper from grinder
  • 1 Lemon zest and juice
  • Parmesan
  • Optional pine nuts and basil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    The florets must be dry so don't wash. If the bacteria can survive 320°F/200°C for 25 minutes, washing with water is not likely to kill them either. If you must wash dry intensely

    Step 2

    Mix the florets with oil, salt, pepper and slices of garlic. See tap for amount ⬇Bake In 320°F/200°C for 20-25 minutes or until the tips are brown and the florets are soft.

    Step 3

    This is when the magic happens. Sprinkle with lemon zest and juice of same lemon. Grate with Parmesan and optional pine nuts and finely chopped basil. Wonderful as starter, light lunch or side dish