Roasted Broccolini

Roasted Broccolini is a super easy veggie side dish! Ready in under 20 minutes and using only a few simple ingredients, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight when you’re just trying to get dinner on the table, fast.

a large platter of roasted broccolini with lemon wedges

We love roasted broccolini because it’s a little more unique than your basic broccoli or carrots, cooks faster than typical oven roasted veggies and it has a deliciously nutty flavor when roasted. This baby broccoli cooks in half the time, the recipe only requires a few pantry ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep. The whole dish is ready in less than 20 minutes.

It looks impressive, too, so we usually serve it with something equally fancy, like Cast Iron Steak and Perfect Baked Potatoes or a beautiful Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

Table of Contents
  1. How To Roast Broccolini
  2. Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Serving Suggestions
  4. Variations
  5. Storage and Reheating
  6. More Easy Vegetable Recipes You’ll Love
  7. Roasted Broccolini Recipe

Ingredients for Roasted Broccolini

You only need 4 super simple ingredients to make this delicious broccolini recipe.

  • Broccolini – You can find broccolini in bunches in the produce section. It looks like broccoli, but the stalks are longer and the florets smaller.
  • Olive Oil – You can swap in another cooking oil of choice, such as avocado oil, but I love the flavor of olive oil.
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • Lemon – Optional to squeeze on after roasting.
broccolini, salt, lemon slices, pepper

How To Roast Broccolini

  1. Prep. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Trim broccolini. Rinse and pat dry the broccolini then use a sharp knife to trim the stem ends off and discard. If there are any thick ends, you can also slice those in half so all of the broccolini cooks evenly.
broccolini on a butting board with ends trimmed off
  1. Toss with oil and seasoning. Add the trimmed broccolini to a large bowl. Drizzle and toss with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.

broccolini on a baking sheet
  1. Roast. Arrange broccolini on the prepared baking sheet, then roast in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until tender. I like to use a fork to test for doneness.
roasted broccolini on a baking sheet
  1. Serve. You can serve as is or top with a spritz of lemon juice or even a sprinkle of fresh grated parmesan cheese.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is broccolini?

Broccolini is a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli, which is very leafy. It has small, tender stalks with cute, tiny florets. The taste is mild with a tender texture.

Can broccolini be made in the air fryer?

If you prefer to use the air fryer, instead of the oven roasted method, you can follow the same recipe steps of tossing in oil and salt and pepper. Air fry the broccolini at 375 degrees F for about 10 minutes. Then check the broccolini every 2-3 minutes until done.

Serving Suggestions

It’s always good to have a go-to veggie side in your recipe arsenal! Roasted broccolini goes great with so many dinner recipes. We love having it with Baked Chicken Breasts or Garlic Chicken and Rice Casserole.

white plate with broccolili

Variations

  • Spicy – Toss with some red pepper flakes for a little heat.
  • Deluxe – Roast with minced garlic, then before serving, Squeeze lemon juice and grate some fresh Parmesan on top. Finish off with some fresh minced parsley.
  • Kid Friendly – Serve with cheese sauce.

Storage and Reheating

Storage – Leftover cooked broccolini should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Reheating – You can warm up the leftovers in the oven at 350 degrees F until warmed through, about 5 minutes. You can also reheat in the microwave, but using the oven will help crisp up the edges again.

Expert Tips

  • Try different seasonings – You can easily mix up the recipe by using different seasonings, such as your go-to for roasting regular broccoli or other veggies
  • Toss evenly in oil – Tossing the broccolini in oil prevents the tips from drying out and gives great flavor.
  • Want to make broccoli instead of broccolini? Check out this recipe for how to make roasted broccoli! The steps are similar, but the temperature and cook time differs.
broccolini on a white plate

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Roasted Broccolini

Roasted Broccolini is an easy side dish that's ready in 20 minutes. With just a few simple ingredients, you can get dinner on the table fast!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 134kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 bunches broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: lemon, parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Trim the ends off the broccolini and use a knife to slice any thick ends in half if needed.
  • In a large bowl, toss the prepared broccolini with olive oil and salt and pepper until fully coated.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • If desired, serve with fresh lemon.

Notes

You can prepare broccolini with any of your favorite seasonings for regular broccoli.
Tossing in oil prevents the tips from drying out.
Air Fryer: Prepare in air fryer by cooking for 10 minutes at 375 and checking in 3 minutes intervals for doneness.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 632mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3005IUVitamin C: 156mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 2mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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