Easy Roasted Broccoli is tender, flavorful and simply addicting. Plus, it’s easy to make, and goes with almost any meal!
5 Ingredient Roasted Broccoli is a quick and delicious side dish. Use it to top your favorite quinoa bowl or add it to wraps, salads, and more! No matter how you choose to enjoy your roasted broccoli, I can almost guarantee you’ll love it even more once you add Nutritional Yeast.
If you’re new to vegan cooking, you may not have heard about Nutritional Yeast… yet. So if you haven’t, allow me to introduce you to my all-time favorite ingredient.
Nutritional yeast’s delicious yellow flakes add a cheesy punch of flavor and nutrition. Look for it in the natural foods aisle at your local grocery store. I get mine at our local Natural Foods Store in the bulk section because we eat so much of it. 🙂
Vegans usually need to take B12 supplements. Vitamin B12 is a serious vitamin deficiency, so here’s a link to the symptoms most commonly associated with a B12 deficiency if you want to read more about why it’s important.
Nutritional Yeast & Vitamin B12
Check the label of your favorite plant-based milk, multivitamin, or fortified breakfast cereal, and you’ll likely see Vitamin B12 on the label. When we first transitioned our diets, I was a bit fanatical about our B12 intake because our kids were so young. That’s how I first stumbled onto Nutritional Yeast.
Nutritional yeast is rich in Vitamin B12. Its light, flaky texture packs an awesome 8g of protein per serving, and it boasts rich yellow color and amazing “cheesy” flavor. In other words, it’s one of the most deliciously cheesy sources of B12 you’ll ever taste.
Broccoli belongs to the nutrient-packed family of cruciferous vegetables. If you haven’t heard of cruciferous vegetables yet, check out Nutritionfacts.org for a goldmine of information on them.
Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse thanks to its low calorie, high fiber profile. Since broccoli is a hearty vegetable, it takes us a few extra bites to chew it. That “chew” actually sends signals to our brains that we’re satiated and therefore less likely to overeat. Who knew?
Broccoli Nutritional Information Per 1 cup Serving (Raw):
- Calories: 31
- Fat: 0.4g
- Protein: 2.5g
- Carbs: 6g
- Fiber: 2.4g
If your broccoli is dry-ish, YAY! The olive oil will act like glue for the spices to stick to each amazing bite. I usually rinse my broccoli right before I want to throw it in the oven though (I always tell myself I’ll be more organized one day…). From my experience, I can tell you it will still taste amazing even if it’s a bit wet when you start.
Toss your broccoli in olive oil first. Give it a fine drizzle as you stir and toss the broccoli in the bowl so that the florets on top don’t soak up all the delicious golden oil by themselves. Next, keep tossing the broccoli as you sprinkle on the nutritional yeast, garlic, and salt. Save just a little bit of each for the end. Lastly, lay it out on your baking sheet and add the last sprinkle of each spice to the top layer right before popping the pan into the oven. Mmmmmmmm!
Looking for more healthy dinner recipes? Check these out:
- Smoked Ginger Chickpeas
- Cornmeal Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Oil Free)
- Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad (Creamy)
- Lemony Roasted Kale – Easy!
- The BEST Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce
This Easy Roasted Broccoli is..
- Quick & Easy
- Made from everyday ingredients
- Perfect as a side dish
- Adds flavor to your favorite bowls
- Healthy & full of fiber
So here it is. Our 5 Ingredient Roasted Broccoli with Nutritional Yeast. If you make this recipe, drop us a comment and let us know what you think and we hope you love it as much as we do! Enjoy!
Easy Roasted Broccoli with Nutritional Yeast
- Cutting board and sharp kitchen knife
- Mixing bowl and spatula
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Lined baking sheet
- 4 cups Broccoli Florets Cut into bite sized pieces, rinsed
- 2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1-1½ tbsp Olive oil Sub 5-6 tbsp low sodium vegetable broth for Oil Free option
- 1 tsp Granulated Garlic
- ¼ tsp Sea Salt Add a pinch more salt to taste after roasting if required
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- Toss broccoli florets with oil
- Sprinkle on nutritional yeast, garlic and salt and you continue to toss broccoli in mixing bowl for even coverage
- Transfer to lined baking sheet
- Bake for 20 minutes or until edges are brown and broccoli is tender
- Serve immediately or cool and store for a great additional to quinoa and salad bowls throughout the week
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