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Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

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This Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli is a delicious vegetable side dish that is made with just a few fresh ingredients. Made with fresh vegetables, it is a wonderful side dish for the season.

A delicious fresh vegetable side dish that is easy and colorful, while offering nutrients and vitamins. 

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Why This Recipe?

This simple roasted broccoli and cauliflower recipe is incredibly easy and is made with just a handful of fresh ingredients. The result is a steaming and fresh dish dotted with savory herb butter.

The broccoli and cauliflower bake is the perfect way to balance the sometimes heavy casseroles. It is also a very inexpensive dish to make. 

Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipe

This dish makes a wonderful side dish any time of year.  

Cauliflower and Broccoli with Fresh Herb Butter

Ingredients For Broccoli and Cauliflower

This recipe only requires a few ingredients. 

Cauliflower – Use fresh cauliflower with no dark spots

Broccoli – Pick fresh broccoli or broccoli florets

Lemon – use a fresh lemon, never bottled

Thyme leaves 

Butter – I always prefer real butter, but you can substitute margarine if that is all you have. 

 

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli Ingredients

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • saucepan
  • mesh strainer
  • zester
  • large fork or spoon

How to Cook Broccoli and Cauliflower On The Stove

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Fill a stockpot with 8 to 10 cups of water. Place stockpot over high heat and add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring the water to boil. Add the cauliflower and boil for 2 minutes. Then, add the broccoli and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add butter, chives, thyme, lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
  2. Using a spoon or fork, mash together ingredients.
  3. Drain broccoli and cauliflower.
  4. Mix the herb butter into the vegetables until melted. 

 

How to Make Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower 

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Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Be sure to clean the broccoli and cauliflower before using.
  • You can cut the vegetables ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until ready to make.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • The herb butter can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated.

FAQ

What Can I Serve with Broccoli and Cauliflower?

This side dish is so versatile. It goes with just about any beef, chicken, pork, or seafood dish.

More Best Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes

Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Broccoli Au Gratin Casserole

Baked Cauliflower with Cheese – 

Broccoli and Cheese Soup – 

Broccoli Pasta Salad– 

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Broccoli and Cauliflower

This Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli is a delicious vegetable side dish that is made with just a few fresh ingredients.
Course Vegetable
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cauliflower, roasted, side dish, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 8kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Fill a stock pot with 8 to 10 cups of water. Place stock pot over high heat and add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring the water to boil. Add the cauliflower and boil for 2 minutes. Then, add the broccoli and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, use a fork to mash together the butter, chives, thyme, lemon peel, salt, and pepper.
  • Gently, stir in the butter mixture into the vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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Wednesday 27th of October 2021

[…] Broccoli Cauliflower – An quick side dish that is healthy too! […]

Tamara

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

You had me at steamed and "savory herb butter." That's how I like vegetables best!