Simple Roasted Broccoli

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As good to eat as it is for you, roasted broccoli is simple to make and the perfect addition to any Nutrisystem meal. In this installment of our #VeggieSexy series, Nutrisystem dietitian Mandi Knowles shows you how to make the green treat. Bon appetit!

Looking to add more broccoli to your quick weight loss menu? Check out these other delicious broccoli recipes from The Leaf Weight Loss Blog:

Video Transcript:

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.

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Servings: 6 (1 serving = ½ cup)

Calories per Serving: 19

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable


  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • Zero calorie cooking spray
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Remove stems from washed broccoli and cut into medium-sized florets
  2. Spread florets on roasting pan and spray with cooking spray
  3. Season to taste
  4. Bake at 425°F for 15-20 minutes
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