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Roasted broccoli and cauliflower are perfectly cooked with just the right amount of seasonings and char from the oven. Enjoy this simple recipe for any meal or occasion.

EatingWell.com, October 2020


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins

How to Cut Broccoli & Cauliflower

Cutting the broccoli and cauliflower into uniform pieces will help them roast evenly. Here's how to do it:

Step 1. Using a chef's knife, cut off the stalk of the broccoli and trim any leaves.

A head of broccoli being cut on a cutting board
Credit: Casey Barber

Step 2. Cut the crown into individual florets.

Broccoli being cut on a cutting board
Credit: Casey Barber

Step 3. Cut the larger florets in half, if necessary.

Small broccoli pieces being cut on a cutting board
Credit: Casey Barber

For more tips, check out our step-by-step guide on how to cut broccoli.

The Best Technique for Roasting Broccoli & Cauliflower

The best technique for roasting vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower is to roast them at higher temperatures. When you roast vegetables at higher temperatures, the natural sugars caramelize until they're browned and crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus, roasting is an easy process that requires minimal effort. If you want to take an additional step for extra-crispy roasted vegetables, add some cornstarch. For more tips, check out our vegetable roasting guide.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine cauliflower, broccoli, oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper in a large bowl; toss until well coated. Arrange the mixture in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Roast, stirring once, until the vegetables are charred and tender, 20 to 25 minutes.


Large rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts

about 3/4 cup
100 calories; fat 7g; sodium 330mg; carbohydrates 9g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 3g; sugars 2g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 1g; vitamin a iu 1645IU.