Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roasted Broccoli

Mr.Perfect happens to have a green thumb... unlike me. He started a winter garden this year. We are growing cabbage, onions, and broccoli.

I harvested some broccoli today and thought I'd cook it my favorite way. You guessed it... roasted! Maybe I should seek help with my roasting addiction?

What you need:
  • 1 pound broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/8 cup ritz cracker crumbs 
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
What you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. (Don't waste the stalk! Peel and slice it.)
  3. Put the broccoli in a mixing bowl and combine with olive oil, salt, pepper and cracker crumbs.
  4. Spread the mixture on a foil lined cookie sheet and put in the oven. Roast until the broccoli is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the oven. Add cheese and serve immediately.
 It's so good, even Trouble likes it!

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10 comments:

  1. I've never had it this way, with the cracker crumbs. I will definitely try it. Grandma used to steam broccoli or cauliflower and then she would make a crunchy topping by melting butter, browning bread crumbs and then adding parmesan. It was fantastic. I haven't thought of that in years, but your recipe reminded me of it. And also, completely jealous of the winter garden.

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  2. Mmmmmm....never would have thought of doing this with broccoli! Can't wait to give this a try!

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  3. I have tried and tried to grow broccoli, but to no avail. I am having my soil test by our cooperative extentsion service this week to see there is something out ob balance there. I am not a huge broccoli fan, but my kids just love it. This sounds good though and if I can ever get any to grow I will be trying it.

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  4. This is an absolute favorite in my home, even with my 2 yr old - I do use 3-4 garlic cloves slivered and roasted along with the broccoli - Nice post :)

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  5. I first tried broccoli roasted a year ago- what a revelation! I totally share your roasted addiction. :-) Thanks for linking to the Garden Party!

    -Jami
    An Oregon Cottage

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  6. LOL, I'm just like you. I love my veggies roasted! :) At least, we're eating veggies and healthy. hehehe...

    How lucky you've got a vegetable garden! Very envy. The most I've grown so far are herbs. Can't wait to try growing veggies though.

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  7. Oh, how fantastic it would be to have a winter garden...I'm jealous! Your roasted broccoli sounds awesome, thanks so much for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

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  8. That looks awesome! I wish we had a winter garden, but we struggle with the summer garden! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!
    Jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

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  9. we love broccoli served alone or with side of butter or cheese

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  10. I love roasted broccoli and adding parmesan sounds wonderful!

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