Roasted broccoli with bacon, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. This is a great side dish recipe to add to your weekly rotation!

roasted broccoli with bacon

Roasted Broccoli with Bacon

This easy roasted broccoli with bacon is a delicious variation on my roasted broccoli recipe and roasted asparagus with prosciutto.

Broccoli florets are roasted with bacon and pine nuts. Then topped with Parmesan cheese and fresh lemon juice and zest.

It’s a quick side dish that is incredibly easy to prepare with minimal clean-up! It pairs well with a pasta or chicken entrée.

Roasted Broccoli Tips

Before you get started, here are few general tips to ensure your roasted broccoli turns out perfectly, every time.

  • Cut the broccoli into even-size florets so it cooks evenly.
  • Pat dry the broccoli. After rinsing the broccoli under the water, make sure to thoroughly pat dry with a kitchen towel or few sheets of paper towels.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan to ensure the florets crisp up nicely. Use two baking sheets if needed.

ingredients for roasted broccoli with bacon

Ingredients for Roasted Broccoli with Bacon

You will need the following ingredients to make this side dish:

  • Fresh broccoli
  • Bacon
  • Pine nuts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon

How to Make Roasted Broccoli with Bacon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

On the baking sheet, toss the broccoli florets, bacon, and pine nuts with olive oil until lightly coated. Arrange in an even layer across the pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.

broccoli with bacon, parmesan, and pine nuts on a baking sheet

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, tossing halfway, or until the florets are golden on the edges and bacon crisps up.

roasted broccoli with bacon and parmesan

Remove the pan from the oven and top the broccoli with lemon juice, lemon zest, and Parmesan cheese. Toss to coat. Taste for salt and pepper before serving.

oven roasted broccoli with bacon

This side dish is best served immediately.

oven roasted broccoli with bacon

Serving Suggestions

This oven-roasted broccoli with bacon is a side dish that pairs well with so many recipes. Here are some of our favorites:

Leftover pine nuts? Make the most out of your leftover pine nuts with these recipes: Homemade Basil Pesto, Parmesan Arugula Kale Salad, or Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes.

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roasted broccoli with bacon

Roasted Broccoli with Bacon, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Roasted broccoli with crispy bacon bits, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese. This is a great side dish to add to your weekly rotation!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 24 oz. fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 strips bacon, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Zest 1 lemon and juice half lemon
  • 23 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. On the prepared baking sheet, toss the broccoli florets, bacon, and pine nuts with olive oil. Arrange in an even layer across the pan, then sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the broccoli is tender and bacon is crisp.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven and toss in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese. Taste for salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 254
  • Sugar: 2.1 g
  • Sodium: 168.7 mg
  • Fat: 22.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.4 mg

Keywords: easy roasted vegetables, easy broccoli, sheet pan vegetables