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This Cheesy Broccoli is baked in the oven and comes out so crispy, crunchy, and delicious. Dip with your favorite sauce and have it as an appetizer or as a side dish that the whole family can enjoy even kids! They are ready in less than 30 minutes!

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This simple oven baked broccoli recipe is made with some cheddar cheese coating and comes out really cheesy, tasty and crispy. Enjoy as a snack, side dish or appetizer. Get your kids eating more broccoli and veggies by dressing them up a bit and making it more interesting. Broccoli may not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, not just kids, but how you prepare it will make a huge difference in the taste. I love this so much and we mostly enjoy it alongside some grilled chicken or grilled salmon.

hand holding a single cheesy baked broccoli over the serving plate

Recipe Summary

  • Simple: Easy to make without too many ingredients and then baked to perfections.
  • Tasty: You will love the flavor. The added seasoning and cheese to the broccoli gives it a great taste.
  • Nutritious: Packed with fiber, calcium, vitamins, and minerals.

Ingredients You Will Need

Ingredients measurements are listed further down below

  • Head Broccoli, chopped into florets: do use fresh broccoli and not frozen
  • Eggs: Large-sized eggs
  • Milk: any milk of your choice, I like using 2% milk
  • Almond Flour: used to keep this low carb, but you can use any other flour like oat flour
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: grate your own or store-bought will work just fine
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic Powder and Salt

How To Make It

  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and set aside. In another bowl, stir the almond flour, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F and prepare a sheet pan with tin foil or parchment paper.
  • Dip a floret in the egg mixture and then the almond flour mixture until completely coated.
  • Place on the sheet pan and repeat until you use all the florets. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes
side shot of baked broccoli on a serving plate with one floret in dipping sauce bowl

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tip

I recommend using fresh broccoli and not frozen. The texture and consistency will vary. Also, try not to over cook the broccoli.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Broccoli good for you?

Broccoli itself is a very healthy vegetable to add to your diet. Whether they are baked, steamed, or roasted. According to Healthline, broccoli is full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, K, and A, folate, calcium, and iron. They are high in fiber which helps with digestion and low in calories!

Is it better to boil or bake broccoli?

I prefer steaming, stir-frying, or baking broccoli. It is believed that boiling broccoli will cause it to lose some of its health benefits like chlorophyll, vitamin C, and total carotenoids.

Why is my broccoli soggy in the oven?

Broccoli holds a lot of water. You may have used frozen broccoli or the broccoli still had a lot of water when you washed it. Try using fresh broccoli if possible and pat the broccoli dry really well with a paper towel

top view of a serving plate with baked broccoli on it and a small bowl of dipping white sauce

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5 from 8 votes

Crispy Cheesy Baked Broccoli

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
side shot of baked broccoli floret in a white dipping sauce
Perfectly baked broccoli, coated with cheese and great as a side dish or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Head Broccoli , chopped into florets
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk and set aside. In another bowl, stir together the almond flour, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400F and prepare a sheet pan with tin foil or parchment paper.
  • Dip a floret in the egg mixture and then the almond flour mixture until completely coated.
  • Place on the sheet pan and repeat until you used all the florets. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes

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Notes

  • Use fresh broccoli instead of frozen
  • Wash the broccoli really well
  • Cut the broccoli into bite-sizes
  • Grate your cheese if possible. If not, store-bought is just fine

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 17gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 535mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1280IUVitamin C: 135.5mgCalcium: 311mgIron: 2.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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