Crispy Cheesy Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 325.09kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
This cheesy roasted broccoli recipe is the thing of side dish dreams! Easy to make with just a handful of ingredients, it's perfect to serve as part of your Thanksgiving or holiday meal, and quick enough to be part of a weeknight dinner.
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  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets with 1-inch stems attached
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Heat oven to 450°F and set a large, rimmed sheet pan on the middle rack in the oven (while the oven heats).
  • While the oven preheats, bring a large pot of water and 1-teaspoon salt to boil.
  • While the water heats, rinse and cut the broccoli into florets (they should all be about the same size).
  • Fill a large mixing bowl with ice water, and set it next to the stove.
  • When the water is boiling, add the broccoli florets, and set the heat to medium-low. Boil the broccoli for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, use a slotted spoon to submerge the broccoli in the ice water to cool for 2 minutes. Transfer the broccoli to a paper towel-lined plate to dry and pat dry with another paper towel.
  • In a large bowl, mix together broccoli, olive oil, 1-teaspoon salt and black pepper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the melted butter, panko crumbs, shredded cheddar, grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.
  • Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the broccoli mixture evenly over the pan.
  • Set the oven to broil and return the pan with the broccoli to the middle rack of the oven.
  • Broil the broccoli 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and
  • sprinkle the breadcrumb/cheese mixture evenly over the top of the broccoli.
  • Return the broccoli to the oven and broil another 3-5 minutes or until the broccoli is fork-tender and the cheese has melted and is crispy around the edges. Watch closely so the cheese doesn’t burn. (**Note: If the cheese is browning too quickly, remove the broccoli from the oven and turn off the broiler. After 1 minute, return the broccoli to the oven and let it finish cooking with residual heat.)
  • Serve immediately and…
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 325.09kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.5g | Protein: 14.49g | Fat: 24.67g | Saturated Fat: 11.73g | Cholesterol: 50.21mg | Sodium: 1522.48mg | Potassium: 517.8mg | Fiber: 4.24g | Sugar: 3.11g | Vitamin A: 1477.55IU | Vitamin C: 135.59mg | Calcium: 353.59mg | Iron: 1.6mg