This post shares how to roast frozen broccoli that is an easy, healthy side dish that is great for weeknight meals. The trick is to roast the frozen florets in a really hot oven so they get nice and crispy.

roasted broccoli in bowl.

If you’re like me, you tend to have bags of frozen vegetables in your freezer. This recipe is all about how to make those frozen veggies taste great.

One option for cooking frozen vegetables is to cook them with water. But, if you prefer a crispier cooked veggie, you can learn how to roast frozen vegetables.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Make a quick and easy budget-friendly side dish for your family. Roasted broccoli goes with almost any main dish recipe.
  • Frozen broccoli is less expensive than fresh broccoli. You can keep a bag of frozen florets in your freezer for up to several months.
  • Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and helps mask any bitterness. See my list of the best vegetables for picky eaters.

Key Ingredients

bowl of frozen broccoli florets.

For this recipe, I used a 16-ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets.

I used coconut oil to help the broccoli roast.

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step of this recipe is to turn your oven to 450°F. Put the baking sheet in the oven so it can heat up.

Step Two

The next step is to place your frozen broccoli florets in a mixing bowl and pour the melted coconut oil over the florets.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

frozen broccoli in a bowl

Step Three

Next, carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the frozen florets to the baking sheet. Use tongs or your hands to separate the florets from each other.

Step Four

The last step is to roast the frozen florets for 20 minutes. You’ll be shocked by how beautifully the frozen florets roast in your hot oven.

roasted broccoli florets on baking sheet.

Recipe Tips

  • Once you have your frozen broccoli, you can serve it right out of the oven, or make Vegan Broccoli Potato Soup.
  • Feel free to get creative and use this same recipe for frozen cauliflower florets.
  • Sprinkle the roasted broccoli with sea salt and ground black pepper to bring out the flavors.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different oil than coconut oil?

Yes, absolutely. But, try to find an oil that has a high smoking point. Check out my article on the safest cooking oils.

Can I use this method to cook other types of frozen vegetables?

Yes, you can! This method works great for frozen cauliflower florets with no changes to the temperature or cooking time. For other vegetables, though, you might need to increase or decrease the cooking time to prevent the veggies from burning.

roasted broccoli floret cooked from frozen on a baking sheet

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frozen broccoli cooked in an oven

How to Roast Frozen Broccoli


Description

This post shares how to cook frozen broccoli that is an easy, healthy side dish that is great for weeknight meals. The trick is to roast the frozen florets in a really hot oven so they get nice and crispy.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 16ounce bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place your baking sheet in your oven and preheat it to 450°F. 
  2. While your oven is pre-heating, place the frozen broccoli florets in a large mixing bowl. Pour the oil over the florets and toss to coat them with the oil.
  3. Carefully remove the baking sheet from your oven and pour the broccoli florets onto the baking sheet.
  4. Use your hands or tongs to separate the florets so they aren’t touching each other.
  5. Roast the broccoli for 20 minutes, or until the florets have started to brown.
  6. Sprinkle the roasted broccoli with salt and pepper. Serve hot. 

Notes

  1. This method works great for frozen cauliflower florets with no changes to the temperature or cooking time. For other vegetables, though, you might need to increase or decrease the cooking time to prevent the veggies from burning.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: frozen broccoli recipe, frozen broccoli florets, roasted broccoli from frozen

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