Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan

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Roasting broccoli with these few ingredients not only makes it taste delicious, but it is one of the easiest ways that I know to prepare it. While it falls short of the ideal 75/5/20 percent macronutrient range, its endless list of health benefits is worth trying to figure into the day’s calories. Pairing this broccoli with a main course that is low on the carbohydrate scale, such as our Prime Rib or Parmesan-Encrusted Halibut recipes will help balance out that ketogenic macronutrient range.


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 8 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • juice from half a lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the first four ingredients with 6 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Lay evenly on a sheet pan and place in oven.
  2. Roast in the oven for about 15-18 minutes (rotate the pan after 8 minutes) until some pieces just begin to lightly brown and the broccoli becomes tender all the way through.
  3. Remove the pan from the oven; immediately drizzle and toss with the lemon juice and garnish with the remaining Parmesan.
  • Yield: 4

Brandon McDearis is the owner of Your Way Cuisine,, a personal chef and nutrition consulting business. He is also a professional wanderer that spends much of his year trotting the globe and working in places such as Alaska, Australia, and Antarctica.

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