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Stacy Lyn Harris roasted broccoli with toasted bread crumbs and pine nuts
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Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Bread Crumbs and Pine Nuts

Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Bread Crumbs and Pine Nuts is the official broccoli-based side dish in my family.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds broccoli rinsed and trimmed
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2-3 pinches red pepper flakes to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts optional
  • 1 splash balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces and the stalks into very thin (1/8-inch) rounds. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine broccoli, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, bread crumbs, and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Spread broccoli mixture onto a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan to medium heat and toast pine nuts for about 3 minutes.
  • Remove broccoli from the oven, toss in the cheese and pine nuts, and place mixture in a serving dish. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the broccoli and serve immediately.