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Easy 10 Minute Pan-Roasted Broccoli

Pan-roasted broccoli

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This recipe for pan-roasted broccoli is SO easy and delicious that it’s guaranteed to be your new go-to side dish! You only need 4 ingredients and it’s ready in 10 minutes!


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 full heads broccoli (stems too, not just the crown)
  • 1/21 tsp salt
  • 1/41/2 tsp pepper


  1. In a cast iron skillet or heavy-bottom pan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the broccoli by cutting entire head of broccoli in half. Laying the flat side down, cut off each floret from the base of the floret all the way down to the bottom of the stem.
  3. When the oil is hot, add all the broccoli to the pan, arranging so that as many pieces as possible are touching the bottom of the pan. Season with 1/2 tsp salt plus pepper to taste and allow to cook for 5 minutes, undisturbed.
  4. After 5 minutes, stir and rearrange the broccoli so that the sides that were down are now facing up. Season again with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. Allow to cook for 3 more minutes.
  5. Stir before serving. Best when served hot.


The key to producing the delicious, perfect brown crust is not to stir the broccoli during the first 5 minutes. So don’t stir it!