This roasted frozen broccoli is a game changer for busy weeknight dinners. An easy side dish that is ready in minutes. Learn how to cook broccoli from frozen with this simple method!
This roasted frozen broccoli changed 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 vegetables, roasted frozen carrots , roasted frozen brussel sprouts, frozen corn, and roasted frozen cauliflower, so of course frozen broccoli was a no brainer.
This roasted broccoli recipe is
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
“Worked like a charm! Thank you for this recipe! I usually roast fresh veggies because frozen always came out soggy but this changed everything!“
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Roasted Frozen Broccoli
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.
- 10 oz bag of frozen broccoli florets
- olive oil spray
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Arrange frozen broccoli florets in a single layer on the parchment paper
- Spray the frozen broccoli with olive oil spray to coat
- Sprinkle on even amounts of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder over the tops of the broccoli (no need to toss or stir)
- Roast at 450 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, checking once or twice, until broccoli is crisped to your liking
- Remove from oven and sprinkle on parmesan cheese, or nutritional yeast to keep it dairy free
- Serve immediately
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
Saturday 25th of March 2023
First time I made this it was ok. There was a lot of water in the bottom of the pan that had melted off and drained out of the frozen florets. Second time I made it, I pulled the pan out of the oven about halfway through and drained off all the liquid in the bottom. It crisped up much nicer.
Thursday 28th of July 2022
Going to try this tonight along with baking my spicy chicken thighs.
Sunday 26th of June 2022
My teenage son loved this so much, he told me to always cook broccoli for him this way. I'm also going to try it with frozen green beans.
Wednesday 15th of June 2022
I don’t have parchment paper. Can I spray aluminum foil with oil spray? Will that keep the vegetables from sticking?
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,
Friday 6th of May 2022
The oven needs to be preheated first.