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Panko and Parmesan Broccoli is an easy, cheesy broccoli side dish. Healthy, quick, and perfect for busy weeknights.

Quick Panko and Parmesan Broccoli

An easy, cheesy broccoli side dish with crunchy panko and Parmesan. Healthy, quick, and perfect for busy weeknights.

Course Side
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 157 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Cover a baking sheet with foil and grease well with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together broccoli and olive oil, coating the broccoli as well as possible.
  3. Spread broccoli evenly over the prepared baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan, panko, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and optional red pepper flakes. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the top of the broccoli.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until broccoli is tender.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

*For crunchier panko, you can toast it like I did here. Spray a frying pan with a little cooking spray and let the panko brown, stirring occasionally until toasted. I like my broccoli with a bit of a bite to it, so I cut large florets. If you prefer more tender broccoli, you can cut yours into smaller, bite-sized pieces. And if you have kids who will only eat their broccoli soft (I was one of those!!), you can parboil it before roasting.