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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

This easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe is a great way to serve vegetables with a crunchy, flavorful texture that kids love!

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My kids have heard the tales of how we ate vegetables in the Midwest in the 1970's and '80s. Everything was boiled to death, with no color or texture, let alone flavor.

It wasn't until I moved to California in college that I knew they could be any different. We love trying different methods of cooking vegetables with the kids now.

Our go-to easy recipe is to toss vegetables in olive oil and garlic, spread them on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Very simple, but it gives vegetables of all kinds a great texture and brings out their natural flavor.

With broccoli and cauliflower, it's as easy as cutting up a fresh head of each into similarly-sized florets and roasting for 20 minutes.

What do I need to make perfect roasted broccoli and cauliflower?

You will need just a few simple ingreidents to really make some tasty roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Here's a quick list, you can find the full amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

  • Fresh broccoli
  • Fresh cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
This easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe is a great way to serve vegetables with a crunchy, flavorful texture that kids love!

How to make homemade roasted veggies like broccoli and cauliflower:

Here's the thing…this recipe for roasted broccoli and cauliflower is super simple and straightforward.

You can add other hearty veggies into the mix as well if you are looking to prep a lot of vegetables at once or if you just want to have a wide variety to choose from. Carrots, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts are some other great options for roasting!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Wash and cut each head into similar-sized floretsIn a bowl, combine vegetables, garlic and olive oil.

Toss to coat.Lay vegetables on baking sheet in single layer.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring or rotating veggies occasionally.

Roasted broccoli in a bowl with title across the top.

Can I make this broccoli and cauliflower differently? Add more flavor?

Easy peasy. If you want to get fancy, you can finish your roasted broccoli and cauliflower with a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and feta, like my Balsamic Roasted Asparagus.

Or if you prefer a spicy kick, sprinkle some red pepper flakes along with the salt and pepper! There's really no wrong way to go about it. If you want to make your own version of roasted broccoli and cauliflower it's as easy as adding your own flavorings and favorite seasonings.

If you have cheese lovers in the house you can always toss some parmesan into the miss as well. It's a simple addition that is flavorful and fun!

Can I make this with any kind of cauliflower?

Absolutely! You can make this with any color of cauliflower you like or have access too. They'll all taste roughly the same once roasted and the different colors (as you can see) look great when mixed together and roasted!

If you have picky eaters it can be fun to introduce these bright and colorful veggies. They make a great addition to any dinner table and they're unique! It's a fun change.

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Printable Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe:

Yield: 6 servings

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

This easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe is a great way to serve vegetables with a crunchy, flavorful texture that kids love!

Roasting vegetables with garlic and olive oil gives them amazing flavor as well as a crunchy texture. This Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower will become your favorite way to prepare them.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head fresh broccoli
  • 1 head fresh cauliflower
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Wash and cut each head into similar-sized florets
  • In a bowl, combine vegetables, garlic and olive oil. Toss to coat.
  • Lay vegetables on baking sheet in single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 89mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

    Winnie

    Wednesday 29th of June 2016

    Roasted broccoli and cauliflower is one of my favorite dish!! I could eat it almost every day :)

    Winnie

    Tuesday 14th of June 2016

    Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are served on our weekend dinner quite often, We LOVE this dish! Thank you for hosting this party :)

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