This is one of our most favorite sides. Baking the broccoli brings out a somewhat “nutty” flavor and it can be the perfect addition to a salad, pasta dish or just have it as a side dish. This recipe is simple, fool proof and well, downright delish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3 cups broccoli, trimmed into bite sized pieces (I usually make them smaller if they’re going into a salad)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt,
1/2 tsp pepper
Place broccoli in a mixing bowl, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Bake 20-25 minutes
Warning: Once this comes out of the oven a few pieces will inevitably be consumed by passers-by, for this reason I always add a few more pieces than I think I need just to account for the missing florets.