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Cheesy Crispy Broccoli

Crispy Cheesy Broccoli

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  • Author: Kalle Bergman
  • Total Time: 22 minutes


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


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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)


  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!


  • 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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