Rating: 4.5 stars
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A simple and quick way to cook broccoli that even picky eaters love. Best part: I don't even use dishes to prepare it (all mixing and cooking happens in the foil). Drizzle with olive oil and additional Parmesan cheese before serving.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Combine broccoli florets and olive oil in a bowl and toss to lightly coat. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Lay a large sheet of aluminum foil on a flat work surface. Transfer broccoli to the center of the sheet and fold edges in to create a sealed packet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove packet from oven and open aluminum foil to expose broccoli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Return packet to the oven and continue baking until floret tips start to blacken and stalks are greenish-brown, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

Experiment with different cooking lengths until you find your preference. My husband likes it when the stalk is still a light or bright green (about 15 minutes in). I prefer these when they are more brown. Consider adding crushed red pepper, pine nuts, roasted garlic, and lemon juice for some simple variations.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; protein 5.2g; carbohydrates 7.9g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 194.2mg. Full Nutrition