Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli- Broccoli & almonds roasted to perfection with lemon juice & topped with shredded parmesan cheese is delicious with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli- Broccoli & almonds roasted to perfection with lemon juice & topped with shredded parmesan cheese is delicious with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to eat vegetables, especially veggies I don’t typically like to eat raw.  Another reason I like to roast vegetables is because they are super versatile.  You can add a few different ingredients and transform any vegetable into a Mexican inspired side dish, or an Italian inspired side dish.  One of my favorite roasted veggies is broccoli.  My Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is the best way to eat roasted broccoli.  Delicious broccoli and almonds roasted to perfection with lemon juice and topped with shredded Parmesan cheese is delicious with every bite!  This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and each serving is 5 SmartPoints.

 

I am always looking for different ways to roast the same vegetable by changing up the ingredients just a bit.  This is what I love about vegetables… they are a blank canvas and can be transformed into so many different recipes.  This is also what I love about cooking in general.  I’m in my happy place when I’m in the kitchen experimenting away and creating something new.  Even if that experiment doesn’t work, it’s still fun to play with food!

 

There are some vegetables that I really don’t care for raw and broccoli is one of those vegetables.  I don’t know why, I’m just not a huge fan of raw broccoli.  Broccoli has so many good nutrients for you, so the only way I will eat it is roasted.

 

 

What I love about this recipe is that it’s so easy to follow and ready in under 30 minutes.  Just cut the broccoli into florets and add to a large bowl.  To the bowl, add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Mix well then spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and roast for 12 minutes.

   

 

 

Remove the roasted broccoli from the oven and sprinkle chopped almonds on top.  Toss then roast for another 12 minutes.

 

 

Remove broccoli from the oven and add to a large bowl.  To the bowl, add fresh lemon juice and shredded Parmesan cheese.

 

 

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is the best way to eat roasted broccoli.  Delicious broccoli and almonds roasted to perfection with lemon juice and topped with shredded parmesan cheese is delicious with every bite!  I could literally eat the whole batch because it’s addictive!  This would be great as a side dish for any main meal.  Only 173 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!

 

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli- Broccoli & almonds roasted to perfection with lemon juice & topped with shredded parmesan cheese is delicious with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

Serves 6

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

5 SMARTPOINTS per serving

5 minPrep Time

24 minCook Time

29 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Medium Broccoli Heads
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons Whole Almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  2. Cut broccoli into florets and add to a large bowl.
  3. To the bowl, add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread broccoli onto sheet in an even layer.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes.
  6. Roughly chop almonds.
  7. Remove broccoli from the oven and toss.
  8. Sprinkle almonds on top of the broccoli and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes.
  10. Remove broccoli from the oven and add back to the large bowl. Add lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Mix well.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/6
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 105.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.7g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5.7g 23%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 7g 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

14 Comments

  1. I am heading out to grocery shop, printed this recipe and I have to try it tonight! Thank you for sharing this.

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