Something magical happens to broccoli in the oven: the woody stems become tender, the tops crisp up, and the sometimes bitter vegetable takes on a smoky flavor. Even picky eaters will enjoy broccoli this way—especially when it’s tossed with grated parmesan cheese, garlic, and lemon zest.
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Toss broccoli with olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt on a baking sheet, and roast in oven 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with almonds, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese. Return to oven to roast 8 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve hot.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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