Baked Broccoli

This is a simple baked broccoli recipe topped up with cheddar cheese.  It is a simple but yet crunch and delicious recipe.According to vaandu (my kiddo), fruits and veggies are snacks. He doesn’t prefer eating it along with rice. I need to hide them if I have to give veggies along with rice. But touchwood, for snacks I don’t need to do it that way. :-) This baked crunchy broccoli is his all time favorite. You can bake asparagus, brussel sprouts in the same way too.

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Ingredients:

  • Broccoli – 1 big flower (10 florets)
  • Olive oil – 4 tbsps
  • Orange zest (Any citrus zest) – 2 tsps
  • Salt – a pinch (see notes below)
  • Pepper – 1 tsp
  • Cheddar cheese or to your preference (grated)  – 2 tbsps or more according to your taste

Steps:

  • Clean the broccoli florets and pat dry.
  • Mix olive oil, salt, pepper and the zest and whisk together.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • I used a cookie baking tray for baking this. I covered the tray with aluminum foil and sprayed the same with cooking oil.
  • Mix the broccoli and the olive oil mixture , make sure all the broccoli florets are coated well with the olive oil mixture and bake it for 20 mts.
  • Now add the grated cheese and bake it for 10-12 minutes or  until the broccoli becomes crunchy. (Not more than 15 mts)

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Notes:

  • As I am using cheese, I didn’t add salt. If I used cheddar, I do add a pinch of salt and if I use parmesan, I don’t use salt at all.
  • You can use any citrus zest, be it lime or lemon or orange. I have tried all three and all tastes good.
  • You can also use flavored olive oil, garlic infused ones are really good.

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Baked Broccoli
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 
This is a simple baked broccoli recipe topped up with cheddar cheese.
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Srividhya G
Ingredients
  • Broccoli - 1 big flower 10 florets
  • Olive oil - 4 tbsps
  • Orange zest Any citrus zest - 2 tsps
  • Salt - a pinch see notes below
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cheddar cheese or to your preference grated - 2 tbsps or more according to your taste
Instructions
  1. Clean the broccoli florets and pat dry.
  2. Mix olive oil, salt, pepper and the zest and whisk together.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F
  4. I used a cookie baking tray for baking this. I covered the tray with aluminum foil and sprayed the same with cooking oil.
  5. Mix the broccoli and the olive oil mixture , make sure all the broccoli florets are coated well with the olive oil mixture and bake it for 20 mts.
  6. Now add the grated cheese and bake it for 10-12 minutes or until the broccoli becomes crunchy. (Not more than 15 mts)
Recipe Notes
  • As I am using cheese, I didn't add salt. If I used cheddar, I do add a pinch of salt and if I use parmesan, I don't use salt at all.
  • You can use any citrus zest, be it lime or lemon or orange. I have tried all three and all tastes good.
  • You can also use flavored olive oil, garlic infused ones are really good.

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28 thoughts on “Baked Broccoli

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  2. sizzlingtastebuds

    My elder kid also loves broccoli and esp in this form .. I love the addition of cheese . Do u marinate the veggies for sometime ??

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