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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Lemon and Garlic

Broccoli and cauliflower come together with fresh lemon and garlic to make a savory, bright side dish perfect for dinner.
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli, cauliflower, easy, roasted vegetables
Servings: 5
Author: Marie


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch fresh broccoli
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. grated parmesan cheese divided


  • Preheat oven to 450° F. Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking pan by spraying it with non-stick pan spray. Or line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with pan spray.
  • To make marinade, combine olive oil and fresh lemon juice in a small bowl. Add minced garlic, kosher salt, and cracked pepper and set aside.
  • Cut broccoli and cauliflower into florets of similar size. You can use the longer broccoli stems too. Place into a large bowl.
  • Swirl the marinade to mix the ingredients together again and pour all but 1 Tbsp. onto the broccoli and cauliflower. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of grated parmesan into the bowl. Toss all ingredients together until the marinade and parmesan cheese are distributed evenly. I find it easiest to use my hands to do this.
  • Spread the broccoli and cauliflower mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
  • Bake at 450° F for 20 to 25 minutes or just until fork-tender. Remove from oven and drizzle with remaining marinade. Serve immediately