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posted: 01/30/19

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This Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower is a quick and easy side dish recipe that your whole family will love. It’s easy to customize and change up, making your roasted broccoli and cauliflower with parmesan or even a little lemon. Broccoli and cauliflower are very easy to cook together, making this  a regular side dish in our house, especially when we are eating pasta and the best Italian meatballs.

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GETTING YOUR KIDS TO EAT VEGETABLES

I heard once upon a time that kids need to try a food 10 times before they will like it. So, armed with that information, I have been on a mission ever since to force a love of vegetables on my children. My parents did a million things right. Seriously, I aspire to be half as good of a mother as my mom was. But one thing I truly appreciate that they did for me was cultivate a love of a wide range of foods. Really teach me how to have a well rounded diet that always included vegetables.

So for years now I’ve been trying to get my kids to love roasted broccoli. I take that back actually. I’ve been trying to get them to eat roasted broccoli. I make it every time we have pasta and sausages, which is almost weekly. We are now at the point where all of the kids eat it without any debate, discussion, or negotiation. Recently I decided that I wanted to branch out, so I made them this Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower. Oh my. You would have though I had fried up grasshoppers with the broccoli. But! They all tried it and they all immediately told me that they liked it more than they liked the broccoli.

This roasted broccoli and cauliflower is so simple to make and you can easily change it up to fit your tastes or keep it super simple for the kids.

side view of a tray of raosted broccoli cauliflower

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER

  1. Cut your broccoli and cauliflower into small bite sized pieces. My kiddos don’t like the stems of the broccoli, so I cut that off and eat it raw while I’m cooking. Because I’m weird like that.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. If you are only using olive oil and garlic salt, you can toss the vegetables with the other ingredients right on the baking sheet (as seen in the video). If you are using additional ingredients, or if you had really big heads of broccoli and cauliflower, I would recommend tossing the ingredients in a large bowl and then pouring it all onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake. I would start checking on it around 30 minutes so you can see how done you want it. I like mine pretty roasted, so I would edge more towards 40 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

overhead view of white plate with roasted broccoli and cauliflower with parmesan

THIS ROASTED BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER MAKES A GREAT SIDE DISH FOR

oven roasted broccoli and cauliflower on a fork

OTHER GREAT SIDE DISHES

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overhead view of roasted broccoli and cauliflower on a baking sheet garnished with lemon
5 from 1 vote

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Serves: 6 people
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
This Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower is a quick and easy side dish recipe that your whole family will love.  It's easy to customize and change up, making your roasted broccoli and cauliflower with parmesan or even a little lemon.  This is a regular side dish in our house, 

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 broccoli crowns cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan optional
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients.  Toss to throughly combine.
  • Spread the broccoli and cauliflower out on the parchment paper and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until your desired level of roasted-ness.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

If you would like to skip the parmesan and lemon juice, you can skip mixing in the bowl.  You can just pour the olive oil and garlic salt over the broccoli and cauliflower on the tray, toss to combine, and roast (as seen in the video).
Calories: 118kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 10g (3%) Protein: 7g (14%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 213mg (9%) Potassium: 657mg (19%) Fiber: 5g (21%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 750IU (15%) Vitamin C: 181.5mg (220%) Calcium: 90mg (9%) Iron: 0.5mg (3%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

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  1. Lorrie says

    I make these veggies often too. Sometimes I toss with Sweet thai Chile sauce, add onions, mushrooms ..delish.
    I’ve roasted red peppers with veggies, drizzled with balsamic glaze and parmesan before serving. More yum.

    • Lisa Longley says

      That sounds so delicious!

      • Hope says

        5 stars
        Oh my gosh, people!!! This is by far the BEST roasted veggie recipe that I’ve tried—and I promise you, I have tried soooo many! I’ve now started adding small (fingerling?) multi-colored potatoes that I cube and I throw in baby Bella mushrooms too. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe!

        • Lisa Longley says

          So happy you like this Hope! And I love your additions! Sounds like another recipe post in the making to me so thank you for sharing!

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