Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower

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Learn how to make roasted lemon garlic broccoli & cauliflower to make the perfect easy and healthy side dish for any meal. 

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower |

Sometimes simple is best. Actually scratch that. A LOT of times simple is best, and sides are my case in point here. It takes enough of my brain power to get organized enough to plan for a main dish 5-6 nights a week and sometimes I just don’t have enough juice leftover to wrap my mind around side dishes. That’s when a go-to like this roasted broccoli and cauliflower comes in handy.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower |

It was my completely awesome sister in law who reminded me to never underestimate the power of an easy, quick, and totally tasty side dish when she showed up to a family dinner with a pan of simple roasted veggies. Don’t overthink it, don’t over complicate it. Broccoli and cauliflower – two veggie staples in a classic combo – combined with a little olive oil, some basic seasonings, and fresh lemon make the perfect healthy side dish.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower |

Sometimes you wanna go really basic and if that’s the case, just go for olive oil, salt and pepper. Done. But I really really love the added flavors of garlic and lemon with my broccoli and cauliflower. If I’m feelin’ a little fancy pants I’ll sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top too. You know, for special occasions. And Mondays that need a pick-me-up.

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This 20 minute healthy roasted veggie side dish has fantastic flavor all wrapped up in an easy to make, no-fuss recipe. It goes with almost any main entree you might have on the menu, and I especially love it with this honey lemon garlic salmon, and this healthy baked chicken parmesan chicken.

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower |

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower |

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli & Cauliflower

Learn how to make roasted lemon garlic broccoli & cauliflower to make the perfect easy and healthy side dish for any meal. 
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (or 2 teaspoons minced garlic)
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl stir together olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder (or minced garlic) Italian seasoning, and lemon juice, Pour mixture over veggies and toss to coat well.
  • Spread veggies out on a large baking sheet making sure the veggies are in one layer and not overlapping or piled on each other. (You can add lemon slices here if you like for added lemon flavor and garnish). If using parmesan cheese, sprinkle over veggies now.
  • Cook in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until veggies are fork-tender and begin to brown on the edges. Serve immediately.


Flavor tip: add a drizzle of balsamic glaze!


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 99mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 stars
this sounds wonderful, going to try it with lemon pepper shake for t-day. thanks

    Awesome!! I hope that it was wonderful!!

5 stars
I have been waiting to try your recipes, and this was First on the list. It was absolutely amazing! I ended up usinG caulifloweR, Yellow squash, zucchinI, and red onion (what i had In the frIdge), then Hand squeezed two small lemons (two, since i wasnt very precise and coUldnt find my actual LeMon press. Lol), Freshly minced garlic, and followed the recipe for the rest (including the Parmesan cheese). As someone that never liked veggies growing up (we never added butter or the “good stuff” to them), and that Liked them wheN i moved to the south (only to be told that most were covered in butter or like baCon fat, lol), i am Sooo happy to have A delicious and healthy option to enjoy. WilL definitely be sharing at gatheringS as well : )

    Ps. Ignore the grammatical/random caps issuE. On ipad and it Was showing/typing it all as all capS for some reason (but posting as random. Lol)

    This comment makes me laugh, Brenna! At least you’ve learned to love vegetables now! Hopefully with a little less “good stuff” 😉 Thanks for your feedback!

Thank you for that recipe!
I was skeptical at first (too simple to be good), but i followed it and… omg !!! the crunchiness and FLAVOR!!!

    And you’ll never go back!!! 😉

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