I picked up some broccolini and roasted it until tender then tossed it with pine nuts and Parmesan. It was a simple side dish that paired nicely with the Roasted Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach and Tomatoes and tasted fantastic. My kids gobbled up all of their portions with NO complaints. I’d say that is a success! Quick and easy side dishes are my favorite ones to make.
How to Make Roasted Broccolini with Garlic, Pine Nuts, and Parmesan
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
Toss the broccolini with olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Place into the oven and roast for 10-12 minutes. Once it’s fork-tender, remove it from the oven and toss with the minced garlic. Place back into the oven and cook for another 2 minutes. Side Note: Cooking the garlic for only a few minutes prevents it from burning and overpowering the broccolini.
Remove from the oven and place into a serving dish. Sprinkle the top with toasted pine nuts and shredded Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 6 oz Broccolini
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 2 small cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
- 1 tbsp Parmesan, shredded