Best Broccoli Ever

yeah, that’s what it said on Pinterest, months ago, when I pinned this recipe. I tried it tonight. It’s fabulous. Steve loved it, too, and he’s been on one of his goofy diets again, so if he eats it, you know it’s weight-friendly.

The author on the blog where this recipe comes from, The Amateur Gourmet, gives credit to the Barefoot Contessa for this recipe, but I couldn’t find it on her site. So I’m giving you the Amateur Gourmet’s instructions…

  • 2-3 lbs broccoli, florets only
  • 5 tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4-5 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 1/5 tbs olive oil (yes, more)
  • 1/3 c. parmesan cheese, shredded (not the powder stuff)
  • 2 tbs fresh basil leaves, julienned

Preheat oven to 425.

Cover a cookie sheet with foil (nonstick would be good). Toss broccoli with oil, spread on pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss in garlic cloves.

Bake 20-25 min, or until crisp-tender and some edges are beginning to brown.

Remove from heat, put in a bowl. Sprinkle with zest, lemon juice, and oil. Toss. Add basil and Parmesan Cheese. Toss again.

Serve, and enjoy the deliciousness.

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6 Responses to Best Broccoli Ever

  1. Joy says:

    Oh boy! Does that ever sound good. It’s easy too.

  2. annebellasays says:

    Oh, that does sound good! Thanks for sharing!

  3. starlaschat says:

    We had broccoli last night and it would have tasted much better I’m sure if I had tried this recipe.

  4. Nikki says:

    Cheese will make anything taste good. 🙂 I very rarely make broccoli. Bailey and I like it, but Jason doesn’t.

  5. Karen Joy says:

    Oh I know this would be good!I will do this for sure.

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