Parmesan Roasted Broccoli is broccoli & almonds roasted with lemon juice topped with shredded cheese is delicious with every bite! Weight Watchers friendly- 3 SmartPoints!
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 3 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 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
3 SMARTPOINTS per serving
5 minPrep Time
24 minCook Time
29 minTotal Time
- 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
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Cut broccoli into florets and add to a large bowl.
- To the bowl, add olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread broccoli onto sheet in an even layer.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Roughly chop almonds.
- Remove broccoli from the oven and toss.
- Sprinkle almonds on top of the broccoli and season with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove broccoli from the oven and add back to the large bowl. Add lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Mix well.
NUTRITION: Serves 6 - (3 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 104 FAT: 11 SATURATED FAT: 1.6 CARBS: 0.7 FIBER: 0.4 SUGARS: 0.2 PROTEIN: 1.3
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Danielle @ A Sprinkle of JoyJune 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm How great is this! I was planning on having broccoli for dinner today, now I'll have to try roasting it! Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy recently posted...101 Things to do Outside this Summer
KristineJune 26, 2017 at 9:31 am Oh yeah, you should definitely try this recipe then! Thanks Danielle!
LisaJune 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm I am heading out to grocery shop, printed this recipe and I have to try it tonight! Thank you for sharing this.
KristineJune 26, 2017 at 9:30 am Oh great Lisa!! I hope you like it!
KristenJune 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm I make something similar to this, but I love the addition of nuts! I'm going to try this next time I roast broccoli. Kristen recently posted...Elegant & Easy Floral Hoop Wreath: Perfect for Weddings & Showers
KristineJune 26, 2017 at 9:30 am The almonds add a nice crunch and flavor! Thanks Kristen!
Harmony, momma to goJune 23, 2017 at 10:31 am Obsessed w roasted broccoli is it weird that I like it burnt???? Harmony, momma to go recently posted...Sesame Place Tips
KristineJune 26, 2017 at 9:29 am I love it burnt too Harmony!
KristenJune 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm This recipe looks and sounds incredible. I absolutely love broccoli. Thank you for sharing :)
KristineJune 26, 2017 at 9:29 am Thanks so much Kristen!
Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny KitchenJuly 2, 2017 at 10:09 pm Roasting broccoli is such a game changer! I love those extra dark bits. And the addition of Parmesan here is fantastic! Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen recently posted...Taco Salad with Homemade Chipotle Ranch Dressing
KristineJuly 3, 2017 at 9:02 am It really is Ashley! Thanks so much :)
Lynn | The Road to HoneyJuly 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm One of my favorite parts of summer is roasted vegetables. I can't seem to get enough of them. I love how you jazzed this broccoli up with the parmesan and almonds. Both add such a nice textural element. Lynn | The Road to Honey recently posted...Lentil Palmiers with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Feta
KristineJuly 13, 2017 at 10:15 am I love roasting veggies in the summer too! Thank you Lynn :)!