Oven Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Breadcrumbs

Oven Roasted Broccoli with Spicy Breadcrumbs

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 16 min
  • Total: 26 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This is a great way to spice up a standard broccoli side dish; use panko breadcrumbs for a slightly crunchier texture.  


  • 2 medium-sized heads of broccoli (about 2-1/2 pounds total), cut into florets
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 medium cloves of garlic, peeled
  • a pinch of dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmegiano reggiano cheese


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the broccoli in a single layer on a baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper. Put the pan in the oven and cook for 16 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, place a large sauté pan over medium heat and add the remaining oil. When the oil begins to shimmer, add the garlic and sauté for 2-1/2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the breadcrumbs and cook over high heat until toasted and golden brown in color.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add a few pinches of salt and pepper, the parsley and the cheese. Stir to combine then top onto the roasted broccoli and serve with a squeeze of lemon.


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