Oven Roasted Broccoli

I am amazed that a little more than two years ago, I wouldn't go anywhere NEAR broccoli, cooked or raw ... no thank you!

But now? That's my number one reason I want to go to Costco ... to pick up these three pound bags of broccoli florets ...

I've even got kids who come over that swear they hate the stuff too ... and guess what? They are the ones that just sit at the counter popping these yummy bites in their mouth as if it's popcorn ... yes, it's that good!

I make a lot and as soon as it's cooled, I dish half of it up in a glass container and toss in the fridge for sides during the week ... I reheat them in the skillet with apple sausage for breakfast, add to a leftover meat for lunches and sometimes just add in for dinner too ... I've really been trying hard to eat more veggies and this is perfect. Broccoli for breakfast? Yes, try it, you will be surprised. I definitely feel fuller, longer when I have this in the morning!

Ok ... here's what you need to do:

Parchment paper to line a baking tray ... honestly, this stuff is a life saver and I use it for EVERYTHING (Costco buy at a good price)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper or a seasoning salt if you'd like. I use Hubby's premixed stuff which is salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and I'm sure some other mystery spice ;-)

Load the tray up with raw broccoli.  I like to cut the stems down the bigger pieces and cut the big pieces in half.  Really fill the tray up in a single layer as this stuff will shrink up and you may be disappointed with how LITTLE there is to eat after it's cooked ;-)

Drizzle with olive oil. NOT too much! We don't want it swimming (ahem, Hubby!). Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper or seasoning salt. Toss with your hands and pat all out to a single layer.

Place in the oven at 425. I use my convection ROAST option which is top and bottom heating.  Let that cook for about 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 375.

Some days I cook it for 15 minutes, other days, its' 20. Not sure what the timing is, but I really go by sight and feel (charry and crispy) ...

Once cooked to where YOU want it, pull out and let it cool for a bit. Fight off those who come around wanting to "sample" (eat it all!) ...

I always WISH I had made more and may have to start doing TWO trays as this stuff goes FAST! Who would have thought??

I use this with everything, from grilled chicken, hamburgers, etc. You know me, if I'm behaving and minding what I'm eating (ahem, staying away from GRAINS!) I generally just make myself a "bowl" of stuff and this is ALMOST always in the bowl ;-)

Beef Barbacoa is a perfect example!


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  1. My husband loves to make broccoli so I'll share this with him! Thanks for linking up with Waiting on...Wednesday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

    Holly @ www.iwillservewhileiwait.blogspot.com


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