Roasting broccoli is a wonderful change from steaming or stir-frying, bringing out a sweetness and complexity you might not have known was there. A simple finish of bright lemon and salty cheese adds a burst of freshness and flavor.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Add broccoli and olive oil to the pan; toss to coat, arranging larger pieces near the edges of pan. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 15 minutes. Turn and roast until broccoli is just tender and nicely charred, about 10 minutes more.

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  • Zest the whole lemon over the broccoli, then squeeze juice from half of the lemon over the broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Nutrition Facts

197 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 10g; cholesterol 7mg; sodium 359mg; potassium 463mg; carbohydrates 10g; fiber 4g; sugar 3g; protein 6g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 914IU; vitamin c 130mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 91mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 144mg; iron 1mg.

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