You Can Roast Frozen Broccoli!


Growing up, we always had boiled frozen broccoli.  It was so awful.  It didn’t matter what was done to it – cheese sauce or Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, it was mushy and disgusting.  I did everything in my power to avoid eating it.

Fast forward to my first kid (almost 20 years ago).  I pretended to like it to set a good example for him. Over time, I did grow to like it stir fried and eventually, roasted.

Oven roasted broccoli was a revelation! It’s so good, I can eat the whole pan! I’ve been roasting fresh broccoli for years now, but have been bothered by the amount of waste and time it takes to break down a head (or two) of broccoli.

Since I try to meal plan for a whole month at a time, fresh produce doesn’t always work. Alternatively, I keep bags of frozen broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and peas on hand.

So what about roasting frozen broccoli (or cauliflower)? It works!  And my oldest could eat a whole pan of it, too!


Spread the frozen florets on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle it with oil and sprinkle it with salt.


Bake in a preheated 400° oven for 20 minutes.


You Can Roast Frozen Broccoli!
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 1T oil
  • 1t salt
  1. Preheat oven 400°
  2. Toss broccoli in oil and salt to coat
  3. Spread in single layer on baking sheet
  4. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. Pro Tip: Make sure you buy florets so you don't get a bunch of stem slices.