If you love easy recipes, you're going to fall in love with Roasted Ranch Broccoli! Made with just 4 simple ingredients and ready in less than 30 minutes, it's the perfect quick and easy side dish for busy weeknights.
Oh, and don't forget to try my easy recipe for Roasted Ranch Potatoes too!
If you're wondering what the secret is to actually wanting to eat your vegetables, I'm here to spill the beans: seasoning. Yes, it's all about seasoning your veggies well so they taste delicious.
Most of the time I like to use a basic blend of olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, etc. But sometimes you really have to amp up the flavor! That's when my super secret ingredient comes out: ranch seasoning.
Sprinkle a little bit of this magic flavor dust on your favorite veggies, and your family will be cleaning their plates in no time! This Ranch Broccoli recipe is living proof. Trust me, you're going to be obsessed.
Reasons to Love This Recipe:
- Easy to make. All you need is a baking sheet and 4 simple ingredients to make this simple side dish.
- Ready in 20-ish minutes. Chop up some broccoli, toss it with ranch seasoning and olive oil, then roast until crisp and tender.
- Delicious. If you want vegetables that the whole family will love, then you need this ranch broccoli recipe in your life.
- Great for meal prep. Do you love including broccoli in your weekly meal prep, but want to try a new flavor? Try this one - you won't regret it!
- Broccoli: Fresh broccoli works best for this recipe, and you'll need the equivalent of 2 bunches of florets (4 broccoli crowns). You could use pre-cut fresh florets to save time.
- Ranch seasoning: I like to use a packet of store-bought dry ranch dressing mix, but you could use homemade ranch seasoning if you prefer.
- Olive oil: This coats the broccoli and prevents it from burning. Vegetable oil or avocado oil work well too.
- Parmesan (optional): This adds a nice cheesy and salty flavor, but is completely optional.
Step one: Add the olive oil to a large bowl.
Step two: Sprinkle in the ranch seasoning (store-bought or homemade).
Step three: Stir the ranch seasoning and oil together until a smooth paste forms.
Step four: Add the broccoli florets, and fold them in with the seasoned oil until well coated.
Step five: Spread the broccoli florets on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step six: Roast in a 425ºF (218ºC) oven for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender.
Tip: Stir once or twice during roasting to encourage even cooking.
Adding Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
Step seven (optional): Sprinkle the hot broccoli florets with shredded parmesan cheese and toss gently with a pair of tongs. If desired, return to the oven for 1-2 minute to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!
Air Fryer Instructions
Yes, you can make air fryer broccoli with ranch seasoning! Just follow these simple instructions, and keep a close eye on it - it may be done more quickly than you expect.
- Preheat your air fryer to 375ºF (190ºC) for at least 3 minutes, or according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Combine the oil and ranch seasoning in a large bowl, then add the broccoli florets and stir to coat them in the seasoning and oil.
- Transfer the seasoned broccoli florets to the basket (or tray) of your air fryer.
- Cook for 8-12 minutes, or under the broccoli is tender and lightly browned. Shake the basket once during the cooking time for the best results.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese (if desired) and return to the air fryer for 30-60 seconds to melt the cheese.
- Serve and enjoy!
Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat the broccoli in the microwave, or in the oven for 4-10 minutes at 425ºF (218ºC).
- Seasonings. This recipe is pretty simple and calls for a standard packet of Ranch seasoning, but if you want to bump up the flavor try incorporating your favorite seasonings! Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and seasoned salt are all good options.
- Mix-ins. Feel free to add some toppings to add crunch and extra flavor. Try bacon pieces, red onion, sunflower seeds, etc.
- Cheese. Parmesan is my recommendation, but you can use whatever type of cheese you like best. Cheddar cheese and Romano are great options, or you could leave it out altogether.
- Ranch seasoning. Also known as dry ranch dressing mix, this can be hard to find outside of the US. If you can't find it, you can either make your own ranch seasoning, or use some bottled homemade ranch dressing in place of the dry mix and oil.
- Broccoli. Fresh broccoli works best for this recipe, but you could use frozen in a pinch - just note that it will be a bit softer and need a longer time in the oven. Bagged fresh broccoli florets are a great way to save time!
If you want your roasted broccoli to be lightly browned and crisp, it's important to use oil (like olive or avocado oil) before roasting. Broccoli that has not been lightly coated with oil will burn very easily in both the oven and air fryer.
Both Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and dry seasoning mix are gluten-free products. As with all packaged items, be sure to check the packaging before you purchase to confirm that the ingredients have not changed.
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Roasted Ranch Broccoli
- 1 bunch broccoli cut into florets (4-5 cups)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 package Ranch seasoning dry dressing mix
- ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese optional
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF (218ºC) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Add the oil and ranch seasoning to a large bowl and stir well until well combined.
- Transfer the broccoli to the bowl, and fold together with the oil and seasoning until the broccoli is evenly coated.
- Spread the seasoned broccoli on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Roast in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes, or until soft with browned edges. Stir the broccoli halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top.
- Return to the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese, then remove and serve immediately.
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