Roasted Broccoli and Shallots, a simple baked vegetable combination that’s great served as a side dish or as a topping for salads and bowls. Only 5 ingredients and 25 minutes of cooking time!

roasted broccoli and shallots on a blue side dish with a gold fork

If you love shallots and broccoli, combine them and roast them together! These cooked veggies are versatile and perfect for meal prep. Enjoy as a simple side dish or as a topping for salads and bowls!

👉 Ready to learn how to make roasted broccoli and shallots together? Let’s do it!


🥦 Ingredients

You only need 5 ingredients plus a few simple tools::

  • Broccoli: you’ll need one large head of broccoli, or 2-3 heads of broccoli rabe
  • Shallots: we’re using 4 large shallots, or choose 5-6 small shallots (about 1 cup sliced)
  • Garlic cloves: use fresh garlic cloves and cut into thin slices
  • Olive oil: using olive oil makes roasted veggies crispy and adds flavor
  • Salt and pepper: a pinch of each will do, or you can flavor to taste
  • Recommended tools: sheet pan, knife set, cutting board
broccoli, shallots, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper on a white table
Ingredients: broccoli, shallots, garlic, oil, salt, pepper

🥣 Recipe instructions (step-by-step photos)

1️⃣ Step One: Prep the oven and vegetables

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 C). Then cut the veggies:

  1. To cut broccoli: Wash broccoli and then cut the florets off just above where they meet the stalk.
  2. To cut shallots: Cut off the the ends, and then use a knife to make a slice in the outer peel to remove it. Then cut into thin slices.
sliced shallots and broccoli on a wood cutting board
Slice shallots and cut broccoli

2️⃣ Step Two: Season and add to baking sheet

Place prepared vegetables on a roasting pan or sheet pan.

Toss the shallots and broccoli with olive oil until completely coated. Sprinkle sliced garlic on top, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

👉 Baking tip: Arrange broccoli and shallots separately on the baking sheet. Shallots may cook faster than broccoli, so if it is separated on the pan you can remove them if they’re cooking faster so it doesn’t burn while you continue to roast the broccoli.

cut broccoli florets and sliced shallots on a baking sheet before roasting
Season and add to baking sheet

3️⃣ Step Three: Roast shallots and broccoli

Finally, roast the vegetables in the oven for about 25 minutes or until they begin to brown.

To ensure even cooking, stir the broccoli and shallots about halfway through cooking time. Keep an eye on the shallots to make sure they don’t burn.

Remove roasted veggies from the oven. Serve immediately if using as a side dish, or let cool and serve as a topping for salads or bowls.

baked broccoli and shallots on a blue plate with a gold fork

💡 Ideas for seasoning

This simple roasted vegetables recipe is delicious using just garlic, salt, and pepper. To mix it up, here are some more ideas for seasoning your baked broccoli and shallots:

  • Lemon or lime: a bit of citrus peel and lemon or lime juice will add a fresh twist to your vegetables
  • Turmeric and ground ginger: top your veggies with these spices for a flavorful and anti-inflammatory option
  • Parmesan cheese: freshly grated Parmesan cheese is a delicious complement to the garlic in this recipe. Try nutritional yeast if you want cheesy flavor in a dairy-free dish.

🧊 How to store leftovers

  1. Refrigerator storage: Store any leftover vegetables in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  2. Freezer storage: For best flavor and texture, do not freeze and reheat.

♻️ Sustainable kitchen + cooking tips

Reducing food waste is a priority for us at Fork in the Road, and we know it’s a priority for you too! Here are sustainable kitchen tips to keep in mind while making this recipe:

Take advantage of when your vegetables are in season! The best time to make a recipe with broccoli and shallots is when both vegetables are in season! Generally, broccoli is available late spring through fall, and shallots are available in late summer and early fall. Click here to find out when they are in season in your area.

Reduce waste by using your vegetable scraps! Broccoli stalks and shallot peels are edible! Chop broccoli stalks and use them in stir fry or salads. Add shallot peels to soup stocks.

a close up photo of roasted broccoli and shallots on a blue serving dish

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Roasted Broccoli and Shallots

Roasted Broccoli and Shallots, a simple baked vegetable combination that’s great served as a side dish or as a topping for salads and bowls. Only 5 ingredients and 25 minutes of cooking time!
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Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 4 large shallots
  • 2 whole garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Prep oven: Preheat oven to 400 degrees (200 C).
  • Prep vegetables: Wash broccoli, then cut the broccoli florets from the stems just above where they meet the stalk. Cut the ends from shallots and then using a knife to make a slice in the outer peel and then remove it. Then slice shallot into thin slices.
  • Roast vegetables: Arrange the cut shallots and broccoli florets on a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil, tossing the vegetables until evenly coated with oil. Sprinkle with sliced garlic, plus salt and pepper. Place sheet pan in the oven and roast for 25 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, stir vegetables to ensure browning on all sides.
  • Serve vegetables: Remove pan from oven, arrange vegetables on a plate and serve as a side dish. Or, let vegetables cool and use them as a salad or bowl topping.

Notes

  • Tools Needed: sheet pan, knife set, cutting board
  • Prep Ahead: To minimize prep time on cooking day, wash and cut vegetables in advance. To use broccoli and shallots as a topping for salads or bowls, you can roast vegetables up to three days ahead.
  • Storing Leftovers: Store leftover vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For best flavor and texture, do not freeze and reheat.
  • Nutrition Notes: Nutrition information is estimated for only ingredients in the recipe, not additional spices or flavorings. This vegetable recipe is a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 58mg, Potassium: 566mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 948IU, Vitamin C: 138mg, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 1mg