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Roasted Frozen Broccoli Recipe

This roasted frozen broccoli is a game changer. An easy side dish that is ready in minutes. Learn how to cook broccoli from frozen with this simple method!

 Oven roasted frozen broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese

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

Whenever I’m not making Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli, I am roasting it in the oven using this simple method!

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!

I already have recipes for how to cook frozen green beans, frozen roasted mixed vegetablesroasted frozen carrots , roasted frozen brussel sproutsfrozen corn, and roasted frozen cauliflower, so of course frozen broccoli was a no brainer.

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

Do you need to thaw frozen vegetables before roasting?

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 when you eat it!

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!

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.

This would also be yummy served up with some greek yogurt mac and cheese for a kid friendly dinner ready quick!

crock pot ziti and roasted broccoli on a plate

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

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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

roasted broccoli on parchment paper

The best roasted frozen broccoli recipe. Learn how to cook broccoli from frozen that actually tastes good! A delicious crispy 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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Susan

Saturday 16th of April 2022

Do you preheat the oven for this recipe? Or put the broccoli in a cold oven and then turn on the heat? Thanks,

Joy Shull

Friday 6th of May 2022

The oven needs to be preheated first.

Aimee

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Do I have use olive oil spray or can use another spray?

Joy Shull

Saturday 6th of November 2021

any cooking spray is fine

Tracy

Friday 17th of September 2021

Do you know what temperature I could put it on for the airfryer! I’m soo excited that I found this! We have a hard time getting non-starchy vegetables in our diet

Joy Shull

Friday 17th of September 2021

Hi! I have an air fryer version too :) Here is the recipe: https://buildyourbite.com/air-fryer-frozen-broccoli/

Patty

Friday 26th of March 2021

What temperature does the oven need to be set at? Or do you use the broiler?

Joy Shull

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

The temperature and instructions are in the recipe card.

Samantha

Monday 4th of January 2021

Wow!!! I am glad I saw this. I was checking out the ziti recipe and saw Roasted Frozen Broccoli. I had to do a double-take. I never thought I could roast from frozen, just from fresh. This is a serious game changer. I will definitely be trying this!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

It really is a game changer! We make it all the time. Enjoy!

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