Easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Sides

You don’t need tons of oil to make vegetables delicious! We’re proving just how tasty easy can be with a healthy and hearty recipe that pairs perfectly with any meal you’re cooking up. Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are taken to the next level with a flavorful yet low-calorie blend of minced garlic, black pepper and lemon juice. Whip up this easy sheet pan recipe anytime you’re craving a smart and satisfying side dish.

The best part about this easy recipe? It’s completely unlimited on your Nutrisystem program! That’s because it only features non-starchy Vegetables and Free Foods, both of which can be enjoyed in unlimited amounts on our plan. Free Foods are anything less than 10 calories per serving.

If you want to get creative in the kitchen and cook up your own unlimited veggie recipe, choose your favorite non-starchy Vegetable from the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide and pair it with a few Free Foods! Here are 11 unlimited Free Foods that add big flavor with very little calories. Send us your creations with a photo on our Recipe Submission page for a chance to be featured right here on The Leaf.

This recipe makes two Vegetable servings on Nutrisystem, but you can feel free to enjoy both if you’re feeling hungry! One serving contains just 37 calories and the entire pan clocks in at 74 calories. Be sure to log all of your daily veggie servings in the NuMi app!

Serve up this Easy Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower recipe with meat, poultry or fish for a protein-packed dinner. You could even throw in a SmartCarb like brown rice, quinoa or whole grain pasta! Need some recipe inspiration? We’ve got some delicious ideas below:

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 37

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable


  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Zero-calorie cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Place broccoli and cauliflower onto a baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic and pepper. Drizzle lemon juice on top.
  3. Spray mixture generously with the cooking spray.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
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