Are you ready to find your next favourite side dish recipe? Check out these Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots! (Roasted Broccolini Recipe)
The oven roasted broccolini stuffed with carrots and green beans is a favorite for many people and you must be astonished by knowing how super easy, delicious, and fast making broccolini in the oven is. The roasted broccolini recipe is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.
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These roasted vegetables are packed with flavour and are the perfect texture. Crisp oven roasted broccolini, vibrant carrots, crunchy green beans and garlic play together beautifully to create an epic side dish that knows no bounds.
An added bonus? Ready in 25 minutes including prep! Simply chop the veggies, toss them in olive oil, pressed garlic, salt, pepper and roast for 20 minutes.
I just LOVE this side dish, I probably make it for my family way too often… though my husband would never say so! I hope you love it too!
Benefits of Cooking Broccolini
Broccolini also known as “baby broccoli” is like broccoli, but with smaller florets, and a milder flavor. Broccolini has thin, long stalks which are, unlike mature broccoli, are soft throughout. This means you can eat the stems alongside the florets.
You will also like to know other importance or benefits of cooking brocollini and after this you will enjoy more cooking with our roasted broccolini recipe.
- Less wastage: You can eat all the broccolini as well as the stem and floret! (You can also cook the inner core of the regular broccoli stems as well but you’ll need to remove and trim the outer slivers first. See this blog post for the best ever Roasted Broccolini recipe for a step-by-step guide.)
- Fast: Broccolini can be cooked in as little as 15 minutes and could be cooked faster if you’re using an convection oven. (oven roasted broccoli)
- Versatile: Green beans, carrots, red pepper flakes lemon – you could spruce up broccolini in an array of ways, or simply enjoy it as is. Check out the following recipes for ideas and suggestions for serving.
- Elegant. Okay, it’s not really fancy (it’s absurdly simple) however, it feels elegant, and that is sometimes the most important thing.
What is the difference between broccoli and broccolini?
Broccolini is actually a hybrid! It is a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli, and has only been around since 1993. Broccolini is my all time favourite vegetable to cook. I am known as a broccoli lover, however, I think broccolini has a much better flavour and texture when roasted compared to broccoli. Smothered in oil and garlic, you can’t go wrong with this oven roasted broccolini!
What is the best way to cook broccolini?
I’m sure there are many people who would argue with me on this fact, but here I go anyways. The best way to cook broccolini, without a doubt, is to roast it with olive oil and garlic.
Sure you can pan fry it; delicious. Steam it; awesome. Barbecue it; excellent choice. But roast it? Perfection.
Easy Tips & Tricks For Cooking Roasted Broccolini
- Roast at 400°F: Broccoli is thin so it cooks quickly. This allows for faster cooking at higher temperatures. A harder vegetable, on the other hand, needs to be cooked for longer in the oven in order to become tender. Therefore, you need to cook it at slightly lower temperatures.
- Do not skimp on the oil. These cute little broccolini leaves can easily burn. Make sure you use enough oil to cover the florets.
- Give Space. The florets may touch slightly, but you should not crowd the pan. Otherwise, the broccolini might steam rather than roast and become soggy. Make sure you have broccolini in a single layer.
- Cut the Sides Down. Flip the broccolini upside down so that any of the cut sides (e.g. if you have very thick broccolini, cut it in half through the stem), touch the pan to maximize caramelized area.
- Final Seasoning. Black pepper and Kosher salt are essential for the best taste in broccolini.
How to roast Broccolini?
I like to roast my broccolini with green beans and carrots if I have them! If not, broccolini is beautiful all by itself. Smother it in olive oil, minced garlic and bake at 400° for 20 minutes. My favourite is when the little florets get all toasty. Yum.
Try roasting broccolini on the barbecue, it’s absolutely delicious, especially when paired with some BBQ chicken thighs or a salmon filet!
What goes with Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots?
This oven Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots dish pair wonderfully a wide variety of main dishes. Here are some of my favourites:
- Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Thighs
- Chicken Alfredo
- Pesto Chicken Rollup
- Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Thighs
- Low Carb Meatloaf
- Prosciutto, Pesto and Feta Stuffed Flank Steak
Not doing meat these days? How about drenching these Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots in Keto Cheese Sauce? Yes please!
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Roasted Broccolini, Green Beans and Carrots (Roasted Broccolini Recipe)
- 1 bunch broccolini washed and trimmed
- 4 medium carrots peeled and chunked
- 1 bunch green beans washed and trimmed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper
- Heat oven to 400°. Press garlic and add to bowl with oil, salt and pepper. Toss in the broccolini, carrots, green beans and mix well. Work the garlic into the broccolini for optimum flavour.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the broccolini is beginning to crisp and the carrots and green beans are vibrant. Serve hot.