This recipe for Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower is one of my family’s favorite side dishes. It’s one of those easy recipes that always ends up on our holiday dinner table. It has even been known to turn non-broccoli and cauliflower people (like my husband!) into broccoli lovers!
When I married my husband, I knew he was not a big veggie fan. He would eat a salad or corn or peas, but there was no way he would eat things like broccoli or cauliflower.
I’ll never forget the first time my Uncle Carmen made this recipe. My husband looked at it and turned up his nose. No way was he eating it. Everyone else at the table raved, though. And, by some grace of god, I finally got him to try a bite of mine.
Well, that was it. He loved it! I think he even ended up having thirds that night. From that point forward, whenever I make this recipe for a family dinner, I need to make a double recipe. One to have for dinner and one for my husband.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of garlic and parmesan cheese to make my man happy! Thanks to this trick, I’ve now gotten him to love Parmesan Roasted Green Beans, Rosemary Sweet Potatoes and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Needless to say, this recipe makes it on to every Thanksgiving table in my family. We all love it and just can’t get enough of it!
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
1 small head of cauliflower
1 small head of broccoli
1/2 cup olive oil
¾ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut cauliflower and broccoli into bite size florets. Place in large bowl and add olive oil. Toss until coated evenly. Pour water into an oven-proof baking dish. Add cauliflower and broccoli and discard excess oil. In a separate bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and cheese. Top cauliflower and broccoli with breadcrumb mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cover baking dish with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until cauliflower and broccoli is fork tender. Remove foil for last 5-10 minutes of baking. Top with additional cheese before serving.
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