Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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Rule #530: Keep it zesty.

This Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is one of our favorite, fresh, go-to side dishes that make dinnertime just a little easier. It’s a zesty twist on regular ole roasted broccoli. By adding some Parmesan cheese just at the tail end of the cooking makes a huge difference, too!

Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

There’s nothing I love more for dinner than a perfectly roasted vegetable to go alongside a comforting main dish.

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Healthy

To Make Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

It’s actually one of the easiest vegetable side dishes I make (another reason to love it). First, cut the florets off 2 heads of broccoli. Mix them in a baking dish with olive oil, minced garlic or garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

salt pepper olive oil

Then, sprinkle on the zest of 1 lemon plus the juice of 1/2 that same lemon. Toss everything to combine. Bake at 400 for about 18 minutes, until the broccoli is almost done cooking.

lemon zest

Finally, sprinkle on some grated or shredded Parmesan cheese and cook another couple of minutes, just until the cheese has melted.

add parmesan cheese

This gorgeous Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli would go perfectly with:

Crispy Dijon Chicken

Chicken in Mushroom & Wine Sauce

Green Curry Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Garlic & Mushroom Pork Chops (see below)

Lemon Parmesan Broccoli Recipe

Just take a look at that fresh, zesty, cheesy goodness (that’s packed with vitamins, shh!).

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is a perfect healthy vegetable side dish that pairs well with most main dishes.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 61 kcal


  • 2 heads broccoli florets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed or minced (or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup Parmesan grated or shaved


  • Preheat oven to 400. In a 13×9 oven-proof dish, toss the broccoli with the olive oil.
  • Add remaining ingredients through pepper.
  • Roast at 400 for 17 minutes, until broccoli is almost cooked through.
  • Then, sprinkle on the Parmesan. Cook another 2 minutes, just until cheese has melted.


Serving: 1gCalories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary, and Pineapple House Rules makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.

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