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Simple ingredients and an easy 5 minutes of prep is all it takes to get this mouthwatering roasted broccoli in the oven!  You'll love the cheesy topping, and even non-veggie lovers will go crazy over this healthy side dish!! #broccoli #roastedbroccoli #weightwatchers #freestyle #smartpoints
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Crispy Cheesy Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe is the mother of all healthy side dishes recipes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy broccoli recipe, roasted broccoli
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 113kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese, finely shredded (I usually use 2% reduced fat)
  • 1/8 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • bit of vegetable oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Recipe adapted very slightly from Weight Watchers magazine
 

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 75.9mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 0.8mg