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Roasted Broccolini with garlic, parmesan, and charred lemon

A super simple and crazy delicious side dish that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and is bursting with big, bold flavors. This humble dish is the star of any meal!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Dani


  • 1/2 pound broccolini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 gloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a sheet pan in the oven while it preheats. Drizzle broccolini with olive oil and toss to cost. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add broccolini and the lemon, cut in half, flesh side down, to the hot sheet pan. Roast for 8 minutes.
  3. Flip the broccolini and add garlic, parmesan cheese, and almonds. Roast for another 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts and caramelizes, garlic is fragrant, and almonds get toasty.
  4. Transfer roasted broccolini to serving dish. Finish by squeezing the charred lemon on top.**
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*I add garlic, almonds, and cheese half way through the cooking process so they do not burn, but cook perfectly. Do not add it at the beginning or it may burn.
**If the lemon is not charred enough to your liking after roasting, you can add it to a heated dry skillet to achieve a darker caramelization.