Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli

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This easy Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli is packed with flavor and extra convenient because it’s made with frozen broccoli!

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I’ve been working on flavorful veggie recipes lately made from frozen. There’s a couple reasons for this, and the first is frozen veggies are very economical during the winter months. And the second reason you might share with me as well is I haven’t been grocery shopping in 17 days!

Suffice it to say I’m out of everything fresh except carrots, celery, and potatoes! So we’ve been making my Easiest Garlic Roasted Green Beans quite a bit. And now this lemon herb broccoli has become my 2nd go-to. You can roast broccoli in the same way as the green beans. But since we like to mix it up sometimes, that’s how this version came to be.

Super easy oven roasted lemon herb broccoli from frozen!

Of course if you do happen to have fresh broccoli, I’ve included the temperature below for how I roast it. But if you’re in the same boat with frozen veggies, I hope you’ll enjoy this one. I really do feel frozen veggies are tough because they’re never quite as good as fresh texture wise.

But between being both economical and convenient, they have a permanent place at our dinner table. This latest broccoli recipe is especially good with anything Italian inspired. So be sure and check out the extra recipe inspiration below.

Let’s make my Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli step by step:

Frozen broccoli ready for roasting!

Step 1:

I like to thaw my frozen broccoli just enough, (you can place it into the refrigerator in the morning, or leave it on the counter for 15 minutes) to cut up any extra large pieces. Then spread them evenly over a parchment lined baking sheet.

Lemon herb mixture for oven roasted broccoli from frozen!

Step 2:

Next mix together the olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon zest, sea salt, and pepper.

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli | Get Inspired Everyday!

Step 3:

Toss the broccoli together with the olive oil mixture, and roast until browned.

This broccoli is perfect served with these pastas:

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli | Get Inspired Everyday!

Or serve it as a side dish to one of dinner recipes:

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli | Get Inspired Everyday!

I hope you get a chance to make this broccoli soon! If you do, I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment/rating below. And I always love hearing from you here, and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.

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Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli | Get Inspired Everyday!

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli

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  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This super flavorful side dish goes so well with most pasta dishes and easy main dishes as well!



21 pound packages frozen broccoli, partially thawed

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

2 Teaspoons lemon zest, see notes

1 Teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 Teaspoon sea salt

1/4 Teaspoon black pepper


Preheat the oven to 500ºF and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut up any larger pieces of broccoli into bite sized pieces, then spread the broccoli out over the parchment paper.

Mix together the olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, Italian seasoning, sea salt, and pepper. Pour the olive oil mixture over the broccoli and toss to combine. Spread the broccoli out evenly over the parchment paper.

Roast the broccoli until tender and browned, 10-15 minutes.

Serve immediately.


I like to use a microplane grater for lemon zest because it’s nice and fine, no chewy pieces of rind.

If you’re roasting fresh broccoli, 425ºF is a better temperature.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

2 thoughts on “Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Broccoli”

  1. This was so fantastic! I will be making this again for sure! At the end I added just a sprinkle of grated monza cheese because I love cheese!!!! Oooo so good!!!!


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