Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Candy

I have a little confession to make…as much as I love vegetables, I rarely eat  broccoli


I HATE  Broccoli is my very least favorite.  I know it’s full of nutrients, so I decided to roast it like I do my other favorite vegetables


I adapted this from several different recipes that I found


sliced garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, olive oil…


and Parmesan! Everything is better with Parmesan!


Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes until everything is happy and delicious

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Broccoli Candy

Even non broccoli eaters will love this!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1-2 large heads of broccoli cut into florets
  • 2-3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 2-3 oz. shaved or shredded Parmesan divided
  • salt & pepper
  • olive oil


  • Put broccoli florets on a cooking oil sprayed foil lined baking sheet.
  • Squeeze lemon and drizzle juice over broccoli. Season with salt, lemon zest, and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Using your hands, toss florets around to distribute the oil, lemon and seasoning. Spread back out into an even layer and sprinkle with garlic slices and 1/2 of Parmesan cheese
  • Bake at 400 about 30 minutes, or until done to your liking. Remove from oven and add remaining cheese. Return to oven 1-2 minutes to melt cheese. Makes 3-4 servings
Keyword broccoli, garlic, lemon curd, Parmesan cheese, roasted broccoli
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Now, obviously this isn’t really candy, but you will find yourself popping it your mouth like M&Ms!

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The cheese forms delightful crispy crusty bites, scoop it carefully off the foil to enjoy every morsel


Guess who loves broccoli now?

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This method works with cauliflower too!

Pop over to A Dish of Daily Life to see her Cauliflower Popcorn here

Psst…if you don’t think you like Brussels Sprouts, when roasted, you will eat them like candy too

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and if you add bacon, and a little bourbon, swoon~ you’ll be hooked!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts here

Bourbon Glazed Brussels Sprout & Bacon Kebabs here


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20 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Candy”
  1. Mary says:

    Hi Jenna, Broccoli is one of my least favorites veggies too, I don’t care for the smell when it’s cooking. I love almost any other veggie roasted in the oven though 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Oh I love broccoli, it’s one of my favs Jenna! This sounds good, my son has taken to making something similar that he wants to show me during a Sunday dinner… Looking forward to it:@)

  3. Danielle says:

    I usually only eat broccoli raw, but this looks really good, I will definitely try it!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks really good! I usually only eat broccoli raw so I am happy to find a recipe that I will like with it roasted!

  5. Kim says:

    I love broccoli – and Parmesan, so this looks like a winner to me! Thanks for sharing, and I’m so glad you’ve joined the ranks of broccoli fans. 😉

  6. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great combination that we will just love! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  7. Natalie says:

    This looks so delicious!
    Thank you for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party 🙂 I hope you join us again tomorrow!

  8. I don’t like broccoli on it’s own either but I’d happily eat it this way. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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