This roasted broccoli recipe is the mother of all healthy side dishes recipes!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: cheesy broccoli recipe, roasted broccoli
12ozfresh broccoli florets
1 1/2Tbspolive oil
2ozreduced fat cheddar cheese, finely shredded(I usually use 2% reduced fat)
bit of vegetable oil cooking spray
Preheat oven to 500 F degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
To a large mixing bowl, add broccoli florets and olive oil, giving it a toss with your hands to fully coat the broccoli with the oil. Add pepper and salt and toss again to combine.
Transfer broccoli to prepared baking sheet and bake 8 minutes. While broccoli is baking, combine cheese and panko in a small bowl.
Remove baking sheet from oven and sprinkle broccoli with cheese/panko mixture. Spray quickly with a little cooking spray and return to oven for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and a bit crispy.
Can be served from the baking sheet or alternatively, after broccoli is finished with the first 8 minute bake, transfer broccoli to a large casserole dish. Top with cheese/panko and bake 3-5 minutes and serve directly from the dish. Just make sure the casserole dish is oven safe at 500!
Recipe adapted very slightly from Weight Watchers magazine