Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

Brie Norris | Toaster Oven Love

Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli is the perfect quick and easy side dish. From kids to adults, everyone loves it!

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.

Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Photo

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.

Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Picture

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

Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Image

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!

Toaster Oven Roasted Broccoli Pic

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

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Broccoli Crowns
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, or avocado oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, optional
  • 1/2 Lemon, sliced into wedges, optional

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Squeeze lemon wedges over pan, add more salt and pepper to taste and toss broccoli before serving.

 

Notes

  • You can substitute about 3 cups of small florets for the broccoli crowns.
  • Convection adjustments: keep the temperature at 425°F and begin checking for doneness 2 to 3 minutes earlier.

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Author: Brie Norris
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 52
Calories 88

% Daily Value*
10%
Total Fat 7g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
12%
Sodium 292mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
0%
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brie Norris

About Brie

Brie loves her toaster oven so much, she started Toaster Oven Love. We're so excited to see all the yummy things she comes up with as our Toaster Oven Cooking fanatic.