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I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t give side dishes as much credit as they deserve. I hardly ever make them, but I’m also just cooking for The Boyfriend and I – more times than not, it feels like too much work to go to all that trouble for just the two of us.

Typically I just make so much of the “main” dish that neither of us wants to even think about having more food. Solves the problem and everyone still goes to bed happy.

But then there are times that those “main” dishes don’t have enough substance to stand on their own as a full meal – you know, kinda like every fish and chicken recipe out there. For those moments, I have a few go-to side dishes up my sleeve, and this recipe for oven roasted broccoli dish just happens to be one of them.

I keep our freezer stocked with jumbo bags of frozen broccoli from Costco just so I have the ingredients on hand whenever a side dish crisis arises.

I only have to take out 1-2 of the frozen bags, thaw them, cook all the other food, and then finish up with this garlic parmesan broccoli recipe for a tasty side dish.

It seriously doesn’t get any easier than that, amirite?

Other than, you know, not having to make a side dish at all, and now we’ve come full circle.

Besides, if I skipped the side dish, then I’d have to miss out on this, and that’d just be a tragedy.



  • 24 ounces broccoli ideally florets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drizzle a little olive oil on a large baking sheet, then use a paper towel to rub the pan down.
  2. In a large bowl, add broccoli, olive oil, garlic, and salt to taste. Toss broccoli with a spoon until it’s completely coated.

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