Save time and money by making Roasted Frozen Broccoli part of your weekly dinner rotation. It’s so easy to whip up this crispy broccoli for a fast and healthy side dish.
Frozen vegetables are so affordable and simple to incorporate into your weekly meal repertoire. The ability to open up a bag of already washed and prepped veg can be a total game-changer when it comes to putting healthy food on your table.
And when it comes to cost, you cannot deny the incredible savings you get from using frozen vegetables. Organic frozen broccoli is bonkers affordable and is cheaper than its fresh counterparts.
Additionally, buying frozen veggies allows you to enjoy out-of-season produce at a fraction of the price. Oh, and did I mention that in many cases, frozen veggies like broccoli actually roast faster than fresh? Hollah!
Once you become obsessed with roasting frozen veggies (it’s inevitable when you realize how easy it is), check out this guide on how to roast frozen vegetables. The Roasted Frozen Asparagus, Roasted Frozen Cauliflower, and Roasted Frozen Brussel Sprouts are especially popular!
If you’re looking for a delicious topper for this recipe, check out our Gluten-Free Cheese Sauce recipe.
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FOUR TAKEAWAY TIPS FOR ROASTING FROZEN Broccoli
- Use broccoli florets instead of “cuts and pieces”. Bags marked cuts and pieces or “chopped” include pieces of the stem as well as the floret. The cuts and pieces are various sizes and will roast unevenly.
- Fully preheat the oven. It is so tempting to start cooking the broccoli while the oven is preheating, but doing so will give you soft and mushy (smushy) broccoli instead of perfectly roasted veg.
- Preheat the pan and oil. After the pan has preheated, add some of the oil to the pan and stick it back in the oven for 2 minutes. A hot pan and hot oil will give the broccoli a jump start on the roasting process.
- Don’t crowd the pan! Give the broccoli plenty of space to roast. Too much veg all smushed together will cause the water to steam instead of evaporating. Steaming = mushy vegetables. Try using two or even three pans if you want to roast larger batches.
More delicious vegetable recipes
- Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts
- Crispy Butternut Squash
- Air Fryer Roasted Garlic recipe
- Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
- Crispy Turnip Fries
- Air Fryer Cauliflower
- Easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
- Gluten-Free Fried Onions
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS
One serving of Roasted Frozen Broccoli has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
Roasted Frozen Broccoli
- Preheat oven to 435 degrees F. Place the pan in the oven while it preheats.
- Once the oven is up to temp, add the olive oil to the pan and put it back in the oven for 2 minutes.2 tsp olive oil
- Add the broccoli to the hot pan and bake for 12 minutes. Stir and bake an additional 7-10 minutes depending on how crispy you like your roasted broccoli.pinch sea salt, 1 lb frozen broccoli