I started using this recipe in 1987, when I began cooking light...it's been a favorite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavors, it once took second-place in a cooking contest. --Alice Nulle of Woodstock, Illinois

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5 mins
10 mins
15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Place broccoli in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over broccoli and toss to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes.

  • Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Toss broccoli, then drain marinade. Place Parmesan cheese in a large resealable plastic bag. Add broccoli, a few pieces at a time, shake to coat.

  • Grill broccoli, covered, over indirect medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender.


Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup equals 107 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 8.8mg; sodium 263.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (118)

Rating: 4 stars
Wow--SO good! I would have never thought to do broccoli on the grill like this. Hubby was way ahead of me and grilled it before I had a chance to shake it in the Parmesan, so I had to sprinkle it over once he came in with it. Grilling gave it a nice, smokey flavor, and I can only imagine how much better it would have been with the cheese getting all brown and bubbly. Great idea! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Holy smokes! This is a great recipe! Makes amazing broccoli, I almost ate them all myself! I made them in the oven (it's winter and soooo cold outside!) so I put them in a 400 degree oven for 17 minutes and it roasted them to perfection! This would actually probably work well with cauliflower & asparagus too. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This lemon/cheese marinade is perfect. I also opted for the oven, because I have a short attention span and tend to ruin fragile veggies on the grill. Turned out great! Thanks Alice! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I love this recipe! I didn't grill it though. I put it on the stove top and put a dash of red pepper flakes for color and spice! Thanks so much for the great recipe (: Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really delicious! I grilled it for about 15 mins. It came out perfect and had TONS of flavor. Just make sure it is covered tight. I drizzled some more olive oil over it before grilling and I didn't have to tend to it while it was cooking. The broccoli really sucks up that grill taste. Super duper good and I will make this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! Not your boring old broccoli at all. Well, the grill would not work so I just baked these in a foil packet in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes. Lemon and cheese add a delicious flavor, almost reminds me of chicken picatta. Try this! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The flavor was great, but I ran into a few problems. I needed more liquid to coat the broccoli, so I drizzled on a little extra olive oil. Most of the parmesan fell off and burned on the grill, and the broccoli was dry. That may have been my fault, though. I'll probably give it another try. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
How did it go so wrong? I thought this was the worst thing i've ever made! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We put our grill pan on the top rack and gave the broccoli a shake every time we fussed with the turkey tenderloins on the lower rack. Really nice bright lemon taste. Read More