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Roasted Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

Roasted Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

Cheesy Crispy Broccoli

This crispy, cheesy adventure is perfect for your next dinner party, or just a regular (but delicious) weeknight meal.

This dish is a family favorite, delivering a combination of crispy roasted broccoli with a melty cheddar and nutty Parmesan cheese topping. It’s a simple yet satisfying recipe that will leave your guests (and, yes, you!) wanting more, and more, and more. With a few tips and tricks for achieving that perfect crispy texture, you’ll be collecting “OMG Points” from everyone around your table in no time.

Cheesy Crispy Broccoli

Tips for Crispiness and Flavor

To make the broccoli even crispier and more delicious, try these tips:
– Use panko breadcrumbs for a better texture.
– Thoroughly dry the broccoli after boiling and cooling to keep it crispy.
– Don’t overcrowd the roasting sheet to prevent steaming.
– Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the best results.

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Recipe Notes

– While fresh broccoli works best for roasting, frozen broccoli can be used in a pinch.
– Remember to keep an eye on the cheese while broiling to avoid burning.

Cheesy Crispy Broccoli

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Cheesy Crispy Broccoli

Crispy Cheesy Broccoli


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  • Author: Kalle Bergman
  • Total Time: 22 minutes

Description

This crispy, cheesy adventure is perfect for your next dinner party, or just a regular (but delicious) weeknight meal.


Ingredients

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  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into evenly sized florets
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a large, rimmed sheet pan on the middle rack.
  2. Bring a large pot of water with 1 tsp salt to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath next to the stove.
  3. Boil broccoli florets for 2 minutes. Quickly transfer to the ice bath for 2 minutes, then drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Toss broccoli with olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.
  5. Combine melted butter, panko crumbs, cheddar, Parmesan, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl.
  6. Spread broccoli on the preheated sheet pan. Broil for 4 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle breadcrumb/cheese mixture over broccoli, then broil for an additional 3-5 minutes or until fork-tender and crispy.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use panko breadcrumbs for a better texture.
  • Thoroughly dry the broccoli after boiling and cooling to keep it crispy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the roasting sheet to prevent steaming.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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