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Loaded Roasted Broccoli

by Kristen

If you like baked potatoes but want to cut the carbs, you must try loaded roasted broccoli! Roasting broccoli on a baking sheet s a fantastic way to cook broccoli florets.  It turns out almost caramelized and sweet.  Add your favorite traditional baked potato toppings galore and have a low-carb side dish or meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor!

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It turns out that a bag of steamed broccoli is filling and makes for a beautiful lunch or side dish.    Plus, it turns out that when you top broccoli with a whole bunch of delicious toppings, my kids will eat it!

I happen to love baked potatoes with toppings galore!  But if you want to cut the carbs or simply eat more vegetables, this loaded broccoli is a comforting dish that everyone will love! Loaded broccoli satisfied my salty pallet, and this is so filling and just as delicious as a meal that isn’t so good for you.

Ingredients Needed 

2 12 ounces bags of frozen steamed fresh broccoli OR 5-6 cups of fresh broccoli cut into florets

Salt and pepper to taste

2-4 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 cup shredded cheese

1/8 cup of bacon bits

2-3 tablespoons of sour cream

1/3 cup chopped grape tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped green onion

Additional Topping Options ( not necessarily together) 

Garlic, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese, balsamic glaze, lemon zest, lemon juice, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, black pepper, fresh herbs, everything bagel seasoning, or anything else you like on a baked potato.

This meal was so delicious! This would also make a great side dish to bring to a get-together or serve to your kids for a weeknight meal. I already have another roasted broccoli recipe in the works.

Instructions

Crisp golden brown roasted broccoli is delicious and easy to make.  You can either use fresh. Broccoli or frozen broccoli florets.   I usually use frozen broccoli.   If you choose to use frozen broccoli.  Place it in the oven, frozen for a better texture.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Place broccoli onto a lined baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Drizzle olive oil over the broccoli.  Toss broccoli with oil, salt, and pepper.  You can also toss it with your favorite seasoning blend.

4. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until it becomes perfectly tender and golden brown to your specifications.

5. For this recipe, you will want to add the rest of the toppings after you remove the broccoli from the oven while the broccoli is still piping hot.  Sprinkle the cheese on right away, so the cheese melts.

6. Serve right off the sheet pan or transfer to a large bowl to serve as a side dish.

Tips on Roasting Broccoli 

* Make sure not to throw out your broccoli stalks! Save them for soup, casserole, slaw,  or another recipe.

* Make sure you season generously

* Cut the broccoli down to the size you plan on eating it.

 

Loaded Roasted Broccoli

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 12 ounce bags frozen steam fresh broccoli
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/8 cup bacon bits
  • 2-3 teaspoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees f

  2. Steam your broccoli in the microwave according to instructions

  3. Arrange cooked broccoli on a sheet pan and bake in the oven, until it is as crisp as you like. - about 15-20 minutes. 

  4. Add your toppings while the broccoli is still hot.  Cheese, bacon, tomatoes, onions add the sour cream right before eating. 

This meal was so delicious! This would also make a great side dish to bring to a get-together or serve to your kids for a weeknight meal.

Nutrition:  Broccoli is low in carbohydrates and contains fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and protein.  It is low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol and fits into any low carb or keto diet.

Storage

leftovers from this meal will make a great lunch the next day!  Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Did you make this Loaded Oven Roasted Broccoli?  I would love to hear how it turned out for you!  Please comment below this blog post and let me know how it turned out!  You can also tag me on social media and show me!  You can find me on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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