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Roasted Frozen Broccoli Recipe

This roasted frozen broccoli is a dinner time game changer. This easy side dish is ready in minutes. Learn how to roast frozen broccoli with this simple method!

 Oven roasted frozen broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese

Say hello to roasted frozen broccoli – changing my dinner time game forever!

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t plan a dinner with vegetables in the main dish, I sometimes forget for a minute that I need to feed my family some sort of food besides pasta and protein.

If you’ve ever wondered how to roast frozen broccoli, this is the best way that I have found!

This broccoli changed my life y’all.

I love it as much as I do this frozen roasted vegetables recipe!

This roasted broccoli recipe is

  • convenient
  • cheap
  • ready for the oven in two minutes.

You can’t beat how simple this is!

Saves me so much time AND I feel good about getting some veggies on the table without a lot of effort.

 finished roasted broccoli on the baking sheet

I love fresh broccoli, but it takes a good 5 – 10 minutes to cut up and get ready.

Making frozen broccoli in the oven requires almost no prep work and I can literally get it from freezer to oven in about two minutes.

That can’t be beat!

And for $2 – 3 a bag, this broccoli is a cheap side dish.

Once you make this roasted frozen broccoli, you won’t settle for mushy vegetables again. 

charred roasted broccoli with a crisp edge

How to roast frozen broccoli

The method is key for this recipe.

First up, you’ll need to line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

This helps avoid any sticking and burning of the broccoli.

Do not cook your broccoli directly on a pan as it will stick and not cook properly.

finished broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese

How do I cook frozen broccoli that’s not mushy?

The key here is to not let the frozen broccoli thaw at all before you place it in the oven.

This is the secret to making sure that the broccoli is not mushy!

Next tip: use olive oil spray instead of olive oil from a pour bottle.

The reason for this is that the oil is harder to toss the broccoli in while frozen.

Olive oil spray is so convenient to use, and you can just spray the tops of the broccoli to coat and be done in 10 seconds.

roasted broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese

Once I put the broccoli on the parchment paper, I give it a good spray to cover evenly with olive oil.

Do this before the spices to help them stick.

The spices won’t stick as well to frozen broccoli without oil, so be sure not to skip this step.

frozen broccoli finished on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Next, just sprinkle on even amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder over the tops of the broccoli florets and toss it in the oven!

No need to stir it around or anything.

Roast for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the broccoli is as crispy as you want it.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle on parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast if you want to keep it dairy free.

So good and ridiculously easy!

This yummy frozen roasted cauliflower recipe is another roasted frozen veggie recipe that is similar to this one, and it’s delicious too!

If you need a quick and easy veggie go to dish, this is the answer!

My favorite way to eat this oven roasted frozen broccoli is alongside my Easy Crock Pot Baked Ziti (pictured below).

This combo was heavenly!

We ate it two days in a row and I couldn’t get enough.

crock pot ziti and roasted broccoli on a plate

Half a plate of pasta and half a plate of veggies and I was full.

I easily could have eaten the whole tray of broccoli myself, it was that good!

I’m so glad that I know how to make broccoli from frozen now.

It is so convenient!

Worked like a charm! Thank you for this recipe! I usually roast fresh veggies because frozen always came out soggy but this changed everything!

roasted broccoli on parchment paper

More easy vegetable side dishes

Hungry for more?

Here are some easy side dish recipes to go with your dinner!

If you love this recipe, be sure to also check out my roasted frozen carrots recipe for another similar dish!

Frozen roasted brussel sprouts are another favorite easy dish coated in crispy parmesan cheese edges. 

frozen roasted broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese

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Roasted Frozen Broccoli Recipe

Yield: 3 servings as a side

Roasted Frozen Broccoli Recipe

broccoli on parchment paper lined baking sheet sprinkled with parmesan cheese

The best roasted frozen broccoli recipe. Learn how to roast frozen broccoli that actually tastes good! A delicious frozen vegetable side dish that is ready in minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 oz bag of frozen broccoli florets
  • olive oil spray
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Arrange frozen broccoli florets in a single layer on the parchment paper
  3. Spray the frozen broccoli with olive oil spray to coat
  4. Sprinkle on even amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder over the tops of the broccoli (no need to toss or stir)
  5. Roast at 450 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, checking once or twice, until broccoli is crisped to your liking
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle on parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast to keep it dairy free
  7. Serve immediately

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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Kim

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I was really impressed! Has to be one of my favorite ways to cook frozen broccoli from now on. Thank you so much for this recipe/application. I think it would work for a few other frozen veggies like carrots or cauliflower.

Jay

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Worked like a charm! Thank you for this recipe! I usually roast fresh veggies because frozen always care out soggy but this changed everything!

Patty

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

What temperature do you set oven at?

matt

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Do u massage the borcolli with ur hands before u eat it?

Kim Knavel

Sunday 17th of February 2019

I loved this recipe. Had a frozen bag of broccoli and cauliflower florets. It was a wonderful delicious side dish. Definitely will repeat this recipe again. Outstanding!TIi

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