Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What We Ate {Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli}

I have a confession to make:  I'm really lazy when it comes to making vegetables for dinner.  Not that we don't have veggies at dinner, we totally do.  But probably 85% of the time, that veggie comes in the form of one of those steam-able bags that you can put right in the microwave.  I can't help it, I love those!  They're so good, and they are easy, AND they don't even dirty a single dish.  Mr. M. sometimes jokes that I haven't 'cooked' a vegetable in years.

I mean, it's not like we NEVER make fresh veggies. We had our fair share of corn on the cob this summer, and we love put skewers of vegetables on the grill (another no-clean-up trick!).  But frozen steam-able veggies are a staple in our house.  And truth be told, I'm getting a bit sick of them.

So last week, I was excited to make Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli.  It's just about as easy as those steam bags, but has a ton more flavor! Remember how I said that I'm not huge on measuring?  This is one of those recipes that I don't feel that measuring is necessary at all.  Just use as much of the following as you wish to suit your taste.

Ingredients (serves 2)
2 bunches of fresh broccoli
olive oil
2 or 3 cloves minced garlic
Parmesan cheese

Wash and thoroughly dry broccoli.  Add broccoli, a few tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic to a plastic freezer bag. Shake to coat.  Empty bag onto a greased cookie sheet, roast 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until broccoli has started to brown.  Transfer broccoli to serving dish, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Delish!  What's your favorite way to prepare your veggies?

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1 comment:

  1. I do the frozen bags too. I'm super lazy and just add the salt/pepper/garlic powder and parm on top after I cook it.