Oven Crispy Roasted Broccoli

May 23, 2011 by

I got home last night from BlogHerFood and I wish I was recovered enough to form coherent thoughts about the conference. The were some amazing points: meeting incredible men and women, learning from panels, and dancing. Oh, there was dancing  (and POM martinis).

I’ll write more on it later once I’ve actually unpacked, gone through my luggage and business cards. For now, you get broccoli. What? That’s not a good enough substitute for martini-laden conference stories? Well, you’ll just have to trust me, because I made 8 cups of this and there’s none left.

My mother used to make an oven crispy broccoli with breadcrumbs and it was one of the only ways I’d eat it. I wanted to replicate it in a healthier way, totally grain-free. I used walnut meal (because I had it) but you could use another nut meal (not flour). If you don’t already own nut meal, simply make your own in a blender or food processor. Be careful not to overblend so you don’t get nut butter (although that is yummy!)

 

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  1. THANK YOU!!! Iv’e been looking for another way to cook Broccoli besides in a casserole and plain old steamed!!! Trying this for Sunday Roast Dinner!!! xx

  2. My son hates broccoli and nuts but loves anything at all with cheese (frustrating? yes! but he’s the one on the ‘gain weight or else’ diet): so, do you think it would be good minus the nut meal? I make roasted brocc all the time (and he hates it, because he clearly has no soul), would this taste markedly different?

    • AndreAnna

      The nut meal in this recipe do not taste like nuts at all – they give it a more “breadcrumb-y” like texture. But yes, I would up the cheese and maybe use a few different varieties and try it that way. It should still taste yummy!

  3. i tried to reach through my screen to grab some of that broccoli … thank goodness it was all gone, since I can’t have that evil cheese stuff you use anyway. I’ll forgive you this time (though you are running thin on this cheese allowance :)

    You party girl you! We should exchange event notes!

    • AndreAnna

      Ha, thanks. You could omit the cheese and I bet it would be just as delicious with the seasonings and nut meal!

  4. Lovely recipe, dear! Welcome home! :-) Yes, conferences can be overwhelming like that. Sometimes I never get to do a recap … life has already sucked me back in when I’m at the coherent stage again. ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

    • AndreAnna

      Yeah, I think I’m at that point. Now that I have Real Life big girl stuff to deal with, recapping the conference seems more work than necessary, ya know?

  5. Jaime

    One of the only ways my husband will eat broccoli is roasted in the oven. I’ll have to try it with the nut meal though – sounds very tasty. Do you think I could do this with our roasted cauliflower as well?

  6. I am a broccoli WHORE! This? So delicious to look at, I can imagine how delicious it will be to stuff in my word hole.

    Bonus? My kid loves broccoli, too. This will be a HUGE hit with her!!

  7. Just made this. Oh. My. Goodness. SO YUMMY. Definitely going into rotation!

  8. Alissa

    This is my new favorite side dish. Been wanting a way to roast broccoli besides my standard oil and vinegar method. Delicious! Thank you!

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