If you want a great vegetable side dish, this roasted broccoli recipe is the one! Lemon, garlic and parmesan really bring out the flavor of oven roast broccoli. Best of all, it’s low carb and keto friendly.

roasted broccoli steaks on sheet pan

Roasted Broccoli Steaks Recipe

We’re fans of oven roast broccoli but even bigger fans of these roasted broccoli steaks! Slicing them thick is often called “broccoli steaks”. Eating them this way is a great way to serve this popular vegetable and the parmesan cheese melts perfectly on top. It’s so satisfying to cut and bite into chunks of flavorful broccoli. It’s almost like a healthy main meal!

Video: Recipe for Roast Broccoli Steaks

Tips on How to Make Roasted Broccoli Steaks

  • Slicing the broccoli: For each broccoli head, you might get about 2-3 “steak” slices. You’ll definitely be getting some loose florets but those will roast deliciously.
  • Add your favorite seasonings and spices. Steak seasonings are fantastic on the broccoli and if you like spicy foods, add some sriracha, our chili crisp recipe, or chili garlic crunch.
  • For a more “tender or soft” broccoli, you can par boil the broccoli steaks. Just boil them for about 1 minute. Then drain and remove all excess water. From there you can season them according to the recipe directions and roast.
  • Broccoli isn’t always green! check out these cool different broccoli varieties.
  • All roasted broccoli steak recipe details are in the recipe box below with step-by-step photos.
roasted broccoli steaks on sheet pan

Roasted Broccoli Steaks with Parmesan

Try to have as much attached broccoli stem included as possible when slicing. The stem holds the florets into “steaks” or one large slice. You’ll definitely have some random small broken pieces, but they’ll still be delicious when roasted. To make the broccoli more tender, blanch them for a bit before roasting. For an al-dente like tenderness, don’t blanch at all or blanch just for a minute.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) broccoli , cut into thick slices

Marinade ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt , or to taste
  • black pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dried herbs (oregano, thyme, basil, rosemary, etc.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion powder

For Serving

  • 1/2 cup (50 g) freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • optional, chopped parsley , for serving
  • optional, lemon wedges for serving


  • Pre-heat oven at 400°F/205°C.
    Oven knobs
  • Cut the broccoli into steaks, keep the stems intact with the crown as much as possible.
    Broccoli steak held in hand
  • *Optional – see head note: In large pot of boiling water, blanch the broccoli steaks for about 1 minute (or up to 2-3 minutes if you want the broccoli very soft).
    Tongs holding blanched broccoli steak
  • Drain the broccoli and rinse with cold water to keep the broccoli from cooking further. Blot broccoli with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
    Blanched broccoli on paper towels
  • In bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients (oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, dried herbs, garlic powder, and onion powder.)
    Whisk in bowl with marinade ingredients
  • Lay broccoli steaks on a baking sheet pan. Brush the marinade on both sides of the broccoli steaks.
    Brushing marinade over broccoli steaks
  • Roast at 400°F/205°C for 15-20 minutes, or until the bottom side of the broccoli is slightly browned. Flip the broccoli steaks and continue roasting for another 5-10 minutes or to your preference.
    Roasted broccoli steaks on baking sheet pan
  • Add the parmesan over the broccoli. You can serve it like this or put it back in the oven for a minute or two to melt the cheese more. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, pepper, or other seasonings to taste if desired. Serve with optional parsley and lemon wedges!
    Roasted broccoli topped with parmesan on baking sheet pan


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 221kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 658mg, Potassium: 457mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 826IU, Vitamin C: 102mg, Calcium: 177mg, Iron: 2mg
roasted broccoli steaks with oven roast broccoli

Can you freeze this broccoli?

Yes! You certainly can and it’s great for meal prep. Just allow the roasted broccoli to cool completely before freezing. Use air tight containers or bags for best storage. It can be frozen for up to 2 months, but don’t wait too long before eating. If it’s frozen for too long it can get mushy.

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