Roasted Broccoli with Buttery Bread Crumbs

Roasted Broccoli with Buttery Bread Crumbs is a vegetable side dish that can be served on holidays or as a side to a steak or chicken dinner at home!

But don’t stop there…we also serve this delicious broccoli recipe with pasta dishes like Beef Lasagna or this Easy Penne Vodka!

Roasted broccoli on a platter with breadcrumbs and hollandaise sauce

A Holiday Worthy Broccoli Side Dish

When we were thinking of a recipe to make for Food Fanatic, we thought we’d make some sort of a kicked up side dish. Side dishes always take a second seat to the main course, especially when it comes to a simple vegetable like broccoli.

Well not anymore my friends…not anymore. This broccoli recipe seems like something you’d get as a side in a steak house where the sides are ALL over the top.

We like to serve this Roasted Broccoli with Buttery Breadcrumbs as a Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish, or as a side to our favorite steak dinner at home.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Roasted Broccoli with Buttery Breadcrumbs?

Broccoli: You’ll need two heads of broccoli for this recipe. You can also do a combination of broccoli and cauliflower too!

Panko Breadcrumbs: Panko breadcrumbs have a jagged edge to them which makes them crispier then regular breadcrumbs.

Garlic: Fresh garlic adds a ton of flavor to the toasted breadcrumbs.

Butter: You’ll need a couple of tablespoons of butter to help crisp up the breadcrumbs.

Hollandaise Sauce: Obviously you can make your own but store bought works just fine! You can find packages of sauce like this in powder form usually in the dressing aisle at the grocery store.

Broccoli spears on a baking sheet with salt and pepper

How Do You Make This Roasted Broccoli?

Start by cutting the broccoli into florets, we made them larger here, almost like broccoli spears but you can cut them into smaller pieces if you like. Toss the broccoli with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and roast for 25-30 minutes.

While the broccoli is cooking you can make the breadcrumbs by adding butter and chopped garlic to a large skillet. Once the butter is melted add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the breadcrumbs tossing into the butter.

When the breadcrumbs get nice and golden brown, remove them from the skillet to a bowl and set aside.

Toasted breadcrumbs in a skillet

Meanwhile, make the Hollandaise sauce by following the package directions. Cover the pot when you’re done to keep the sauce warm.

To serve, place the roasted broccoli on a serving platter. Sprinkle the top of the broccoli with the breadcrumbs and them pour the Hollandaise sauce on top.

Roasted Broccoli with Breadcrumbs and Hollandaise Sauce

What Dinners Can I Serve With This Broccoli?

Like we mentioned before, you can really serve this roasted broccoli with almost any dinner, and it’s even nice enough to serve as a holiday side dish! Here are a few more serving suggestions…

Roasted broccoli on a serving platter with toasted breadcrumbs and sauce

So this broccoli can be served with simple pasta dishes, to beef and poultry, to fancy holiday meals! This is a broccoli recipe for the books, my friends.

We made this recipe for our friends over at Food Fanatic, make sure you head over to check out more recipes like this one!

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roasted broccoli with breadcrumbs and Hollandaise sauce on a platter

Roasted Broccoli with Buttery Bread Crumbs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This roasted broccoli recipe takes a vegetable side dish over the top! Buttery bread crumbs and store bought hollandaise sauce make this broccoli irresistible!



  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1.9 ounce package Hollandaise Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the broccoli into florets and place on a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder and roast for 20 minutes, turning over halfway through.
  3. While the broccoli is roasting, melt the butter and garlic in a large skillet. Add the breadcrumbs and toast while tossing, about 5 minutes until golden brown. Remove the breadcrumbs from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Make the Hollandaise sauce according to the package directions.
  5. To serve, place the roasted broccoli on a serving platter and top with the breadcrumbs and the Hollandaise sauce. Serve any extra sauce on the side.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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1 Response
  1. Nancy

    We truly enjoyed this broccoli dish. We loved the addition of the toasted panko bread crumbs. It really made the dish. Served with a chicken with parmesan cream sauce and it was a hit.

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