Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower


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.

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
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:

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

A head of broccoli being cut on a cutting board
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Cut the crown into individual florets.

Broccoli being cut on a cutting board
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Cut the larger florets in half, if necessary.

Small broccoli pieces being cut on a cutting board
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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.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (1-inch)

  • 3 cups broccoli florets (1-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. 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.

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


Large rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 3/4 cup
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 1645IU 33%
Sodium 330mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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