Roasted Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Parmesan and Garlic

Roasted Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Parmesan and Garlic


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About this recipe: I love roasting purple sprouting broccoli so that the edges get a bit crunchy and the stalks are still firm.

Diana Greater London, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 500g purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with parchment.
  2. In a shallow baking dish or bowl, combine the olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the purple sprouting broccoli and toss to coat.
  3. Place the broccoli in an even layer across the prepared baking tray. Roast in the oven until desired tenderness is reached, and till the edges are slightly crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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Reviews (2)


Love it! I bought the broccoli sprouts but didn't want to eat it boiled again and didn't know what else to do with it. I am so glad I found your recipe. I added mild cheddar instead Parmesan cheese and still it was very yummy. I had freshly baked walnut bread to go with it. - 11 Sep 2011


Used mature cheddar instead of parmesan and served with a Texas rubbed brisket of beef and roast potatoes. Will be on the menu again soon - 23 Feb 2014

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