Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

| March 23, 2011 | 12 Comments

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

Sunday was a wild, busy day. We spent the morning outside, then rushed off to a family lunch, ran some errands, rushed home, the kids ate dinner and then it was off to Will’s track practice. By the time we got home for the evening, it was late and time for the tired children to go to bed. In short order, they were rushed off to bed, read short books and tucked in.

Once that was all done, I had a second to just stop. In the rush to feed the kids at a decent hour and before track, I didn’t take the time to feed myself. And I was hungry. Obviously.

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

And it was in that hunger that I first made this recipe. It was light, but satisfying. The smokiness of roasted broccoli went so well with the toasty garlic and browned feta. Yum. And I liked it so much that I made it again the next next for everyone to enjoy at dinnertime. Will loved it. Paige and Shawn? Not so much.

If you like broccoli and garlic and feta … which are basically the only ingredients … then you will love this. I swear.

What’s your favorite veggie to roast?


Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Feta

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

3-4 cups broccoli florets
1 tbsp olive oil
kosher salt
pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 heaping tbsp crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Spread the broccoli out on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic and toss to combine.
  3. Bake the broccoli for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the feta cheese. Return to the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until lightly browned and tender.
  4. Serve.
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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Kate says:

    We have broccoli and feta at home, and I’m already roasting a chicken for dinner. Looks like I just found my side dish!

  2. Oh, yum! I love roasting all veggies, so picking a favorite is tough. The best is probably cauliflower. Roasting cauliflower is like magic!

  3. Katie says:

    Wow! My three favorite ingredients in one dish! I can’t imagine anything yummier than this. I bet I can even get the boyfriend to eat this.

  4. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of pairing feta with broccoli! Wow, what a great idea. I love using Parmesan when I roast it, now I’ve got to try it with feta! ASAP.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Most any vegetable roasted is good to me. I will now have to add the feta to my broccoli!

  6. sherry says:

    try adding mushrooms to broccoli when roasting and then sun-dried tomatoes and then, serve over whole-wheat pasta. Add more oil and warm slightly to melt feta. so good!

  7. Sandra says:

    THIS WAS BEYOND DELICIOUS!!! Thanks for this

  8. Sarah Babcock says:

    Delicious!!! Will become one of my favorites for sure.

  9. Kim says:

    Om nom nom, replaced the feta with cheese whiz and added bacon bits. So right and yet so wrong. You’re a unicorn with a star on her forehead, Sarah. Thank you.

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