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How to Roast Broccoli and Zucchini

Crisp pieces of roasted broccoli and roasted zucchini covered in garlic and Parmesan cheese make for a glorious side dish. This easy guide showing how to Roast Broccoli and Zucchini deserves a spot on your dinner table! 

Serve up some roasted vegetables with your classic Meatloaf for dinner tonight. Or toss those veggies into your favorite Chicken Alfredo recipe!

White bowl of roasted broccoli and zucchini topped with parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice

Why Roast Broccoli and Zucchini

Roasting vegetables brings out their flavor!

Garlicky, flavorful and covered in cheese, we eat every bite of this roasted vegetable side dish. Best of all, the kids love it too! 

If you’re looking for a new delicious ways to enjoy your vegetables, give this Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini recipe a try.

And while it’s certainly a great way to use the vegetables from your own garden, it’s well worth a trip to the grocery store to pick up some zucchini and broccoli. 

Got extra zucchini? Go ahead and make a loaf of our favorite zucchini bread!

Parchment paper covered sheet pan with roasted broccoli and zucchini with fresh garlic.

Serving Suggestions

  • With just a few minutes of active prep time and a half-hour in the oven, these roasted vegetables are ready without any fuss. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or any occasion! 
  • You can turn Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini into a main course, too. Serve the vegetables over pasta and you have a complete meal in no time at all. 
  • Add a touch more olive oil or a bit of melted butter to the noodles first for extra deliciousness. 

For more great vegetable recipes, check out my Roasted Corn Salad, Zucchini Egg Nests, and Broccoli Salad Recipe. You’re also sure to like this Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe and this Parmesan Artichoke Bread. 

How to Roast Broccoli and Zucchini 

Step by Step photos for roasted broccoli and zucchini.
  1. Cut the vegetables. Trim your broccoli heads and cut into florets. Slice the zucchini into even pieces. Chop the garlic roughly. You want fairly large chunks here, not minced or finely diced garlic!
  2. Mix vegetables in large bowl and coat with olive oil. Add garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  3. Pour everything onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally.
  4. Pour in serving dish. Drizzle with a little more olive oil and toss in the grated parmesan cheese along with the lemon juice. 

Serve a big bowl of roasted vegetables as a side with Instant Pot Chicken Paprikash, Pot Roast or just about any of your favorite entrees.

It’s also a meal unto itself when you serve it over pasta! 

White serving bowl with sliced zucchini and broccoli florets that were roasted and topped with garlic and parmesan cheese.

Recipe Notes

  • If you prefer, roast the vegetables on a baking stone instead of a cookie sheet. I’ve tried it both ways and found they work equally well. 
  • Don’t have any zucchini on hand? You can make this recipe with just broccoli, too. 
  • This recipe can be made with the cheese omitted for a dairy-free option or with extra cheese for a cheese-lover’s delight. Yes, I put extra cheese on mine, which is the way the kids like it! 
  • To make this ahead of time, follow all the steps up until adding the cheese and the lemon juice. Store the vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge, then add the Parmesan and lemon juice before reheating. 

This recipe has become one of my family’s favorite vegetable dishes, especially in the spring and summer. I hope you enjoy it just as much! 

More Zucchini Recipes

Need even more ideas for using all that garden zucchini? You’ve come to the right place. After roasting a few zucchini, give some of these other recipes a try. 

Bowl of roasted broccoli and zucchini topped with lemon juice and parmesan cheese.

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Yield: 6 servings

Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Crisp pieces of roasted broccoli and roasted zucchini covered in garlic and Parmesan cheese make for a glorious side dish. This easy to make and kid-friendly Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini recipe deserves a spot on your dinner table! 

Ingredients

  • 2 large heads of broccoli, trimmed
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped roughly (big pieces)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix vegetables in large bowl and coat with olive oil. Add garlic, salt, and pepper. Lay on cookie sheet with parchment (or use a baking stone). Roast 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, stirring and turning occasionally.
  2. Pour in serving dish. Drizzle with a little more olive oil. Add cheese and juice from ½ lemon. Serve as a side, or over pasta. Yum.

Notes

  • If you prefer, roast the vegetables on a baking stone instead of a cookie sheet. I've tried it both ways and found they work equally well. 
  • Don't have any zucchini on hand? You can make this recipe with just broccoli, too. 
  • This recipe can be made with the cheese omitted for a dairy-free option or with extra cheese for a cheese-lover's delight. Yes, I put extra cheese on mine, which is the way the kids like it! 
  • To make this ahead of time, follow all the steps up until adding the cheese and the lemon juice. Store the vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge, then add the Parmesan and lemon juice before reheating. 
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks!
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 579mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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    Delicious as a side dish or served over pasta, this roasted vegetable recipe is an easy way to enjoy abundance from your garden. 

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    Posted on January 10, 2020

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Love this recipe!! Tip for dairy-free peeps- you can put Cabot cheese on these! A lot of their cheese are naturally dairy-free & they have a few options too (white or yellow cheddar, Monterey Jack- my fave). Best part is that it tastes like real cheese!!

    2. I know this is a silly question but I don’t roast veggies often so thought I’d ask! I’m baking a dish in the oven at 450 and wanted to try this recipe out as well! Would it be alright to bake them at 450 instead of 400? Would the cooking times differ at all? Silly, I know… Thank you in advance!

      1. Yes it would work, just keep your eye on the vegetables as they will cook much faster! It shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes. Turning at least once.

    3. Rande- so glad you found the veggies. We really do eat our fruits and veggies in this house, but I tend to share more of our treats! Thanks for stopping by!

    4. Leave it to me to dig through all these gorgeous desserts to find the veggies! This sounds super tasty and I absolutely love the look of your blog!

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