How to: Roast Broccoli

Roasted broccoli has become a staple in our house lately–> it’s the BEST tasting way to cook broccoli, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like it! Better than french fries, in my opinion.

To make your own roasted broccoli, start by chopping your broccoli florets into manageable-sized pieces. The smaller the broccoli pieces, the faster and crispier they will cook!

Toss the chopped broccoli with a generous drizzle of melted coconut oil (about 2 tablespoons) and a clove of minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic, if you prefer.)

Spread the broccoli into a single layer on a cookie sheet, allowing enough space for the broccoli florets not to touch each other. You can use two pans, if necessary.

Place the pan into an oven preheated to 400F for 15-20 minutes, or until they are slightly browning around the tips of the florets.

While they are fresh from the oven, top the broccoli off with a sprinkle of sea salt, then toss them in a pan with a spatula to coat evenly.

Serve and enjoy!

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Going to try tossing them in truffle oil instead of coconut and garlic. We shall see!


This recipe is great. I make it for our family and for potluck. It really satisfies salt and carb cravings


Hi! Can I use cauliflower instead?


Thanks Megan!


I have made this recipe three times in the past week for my 5-year-old son and each time he begs me to make more! Love it!!!


Thank you for this recipe. So simple, but so good! I love broccoli already but was needing a change and a way for my kids to enjoy it! Problem solved. I keep a strict diet to keep candida at bay (among other things) and our blog is an inspiration and has certainly kept diet boredom from creeping in. Thank you so much!


I have a bag of frozen broccoli on hand. Will that work?


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I love the Cauliflower rice even my son is on it now.
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I have just discovered your site. A friend recommended your recipes and I am in Pinterest heaven. I can not wait to try so many of them. Anyways… I do relatively the same thing with cauliflower. Drizzle with oil and minced garlic, dash of salt, and dash of parmesan for anyone who is having dairy. I bake mine at 300 degrees for 45-50 min. I bet even a broccoli and cauliflower mix would be tasty. There are never leftovers.


I do not use any oil. Have you tried ground cashews or sunflower seeds with the garlic…or without the oil and just the garlic?


    Curious, why do you have a rule against oil but not high fat things like cashews and seeds? It’s true that most vegetable oils are garbage– but not coconut, olive or avocado oils in moderation. Ghee and pasture raised animal fats are also great.


I tried these tonight with collie flower and broccoli the worst.. 🙁 im so sad..i will try again tomorrow tonight the still managed to cook to much

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