Quick Roasted Parmesan Broccoli: The Easiest Side Dish You’ll Ever Make

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

This delicious Roasted Parmesan Broccoli recipe is easy and delicious, making it a perfect side dish for any of your favorite main meals. The best part is, if you crave more cheese, you can up the quantity. Feel free to also add in your favorite low-calorie spices to pump up the flavor! We love garlic powder, smoked paprika and Italian seasoning blends.

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So we’ve all had broccoli a million times, but the best and my favorite way to cook it is to roast it. And it’s super simple. We’ve already washed the broccoli, cut off the stems, and just make sure the pieces just naturally fall apart. And just place them in the roasting pan. Spray with a little bit of cooking spray, some fresh cracked black pepper. And you can use a little salt, but today, we’re just going to shred a little bit of fresh parmesan for a little bit of added saltiness. And all you do is stick it in the oven at 425 for about 15-20 minutes. So when the broccoli comes out of the oven, you’re going to notice that it will have a little bit of a dark, burnt edge, and honestly that’s the best part. So we also have some fresh squeezed lemons over the broccoli to brighten up the flavor. And today, we’ve paired it with the roast turkey medallions and mashed potatoes, just like in the picture. And to cook the turkey medallions, you’re going to take it out of the box and cut one inch slits on each side. And place it in the microwave, on high, for three minutes. Share your #VeggieSexy Nutrisystem recipes on our Facebook and Twitter page. For Nutrisystem, I’m Mandi Knowles.

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On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 cup broccoli counts as 1 Vegetable and 1 Extra


  • Zero-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large head of broccoli (approx. 4 cups) chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated low-sodium Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spread the broccoli on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Spray the broccoli with cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and seasonings to taste.
  5. Put in the oven—these will cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the edges of the broccoli start to brown and get crisp.