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Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

You can cook A LOT of delicious food in your toaster oven. From savory southwestern twice-baked potatoes and toaster oven calzones to tempting small batches of double chocolate cookies and buttermilk baked donuts.

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Even with all of those tasty options, vegetables are still my favorite food to cook in our toaster oven. That’s because most vegetables TASTE BETTER when roasted, especially broccoli.

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I’m not a fan of raw broccoli. It’s dry, flavorless and for some reason determined to get stuck in your teeth.

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But broccoli is loaded with vitamins and minerals, so we should probably be eating more of it. Lucky for you and me, this toaster oven roasted broccoli recipe has all those nutritional goodies, is easy to make AND tastes fantastic!

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The broccoli is cooked until it’s fork tender but still has a bit of crispness. It makes a nice side dish on its own but roasted broccoli’s sweet and nutty flavor is also a yummy addition to any pasta, salad, or pizza.

File 1 Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli

My nephew, a cute little cookie with quite the discerning palate, even likes these little “trees” as he calls them. Though he’s not a fan of the almost-burnt browned bits adults LOVE.

File 2 Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli

So, I always scoop off a small serving for him early (after about 10 minutes) and then put the pan back in the toaster oven until the broccoli is well-roasted for the grownups.

Tips for Making Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli:

  • Have some fun with the seasonings. Spicy red pepper flakes and thinly sliced garlic are my favorites for adults-only batches.
  • Don’t throw away the stalks, they turn buttery and creamy when roasted. Use a vegetable peeler or knife to trim away the hard outer peel and then slice the stalks into 1/4-inch rounds.
  • Keep your broccoli from steaming (instead of roasting) by spreading the florets into a single even layer before cooking.
  • Roasted broccoli tastes great with a big squeeze of bright and fresh lemon juice but if grated Parmesan cheese is more your jam, sprinkle away!
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Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Brie Norris
Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli is the perfect quick and easy side dish. From kids to adults, everyone loves it!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 88.06 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10 Broccoli Crowns
  • 2 Garlic peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Olive Oil or avocado oil
  • 0.25 Fine Sea Salt
  • 0.125 Black Pepper
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes optional
  • 0.5 Lemon sliced into wedges, optional

Instructions
 

  • Adjust your toaster oven cooking rack to the lowest position and heat to 425°F on the “Bake” setting. Lightly oil a rimmed baking pan.
  • Cut the broccoli florets from the stalks and slice large florets in half or quarter. Peel the stalks and slice into 1/4-inch rounds.
  • Add all of the broccoli, garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Toss well to combine and then spread in an even layer.
  • Roast broccoli until the florets are lightly browned and fork tender, about 10 to 16 minutes depending on the size of your florets and personal preference.
  • Squeeze lemon wedges over pan, add more salt and pepper to taste and toss broccoli before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 88.06kcalCarbohydrates: 6.31gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 291.94mgFiber: 0.25gSugar: 0.25g
Keyword Broccoli, Easy, Quick, Roasted, Side Dishes, Toaster Oven Cooking, Vegan, Vegetarian
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