Parmesan Ranch Baked Broccoli is a quick and easy side dish that is truly addicting! It’s made in one pan in less than 20 minutes. Fresh broccoli roasted with ranch and garlic seasoning and sprinkled generously with parmesan cheese? Yes, please!

parmesan ranch baked broccoli on a sheet pan

Baked Broccoli:

Ever have that side dish that really could be eaten for the whole meal or as a snack? That’s me with this particular broccoli recipe. I could eat the entire tray by myself. Who needs a full meal when I’ve got roasted, tender, bright broccoli covered in ranch and garlic and a sprinkle of parmesan thrown in for good measure? This dish pops with flavor and is the perfect amount of tender and crispy. It’s such a simple recipe you’ll be shocked at how good it turns out. Plus you can throw it together in just a few minutes. It’s become a weeknight staple in my house for sure. Plus the leftovers heat up nicely and make a great midday pick me up! Plus, it’s healthy! 

If you love veggies, I’ve got the recipes for you! Try these easy and fun Zoodles for a pasta alternative, or cook up a wok full of Stir Fried Vegetables to invoke your favorite take out flavors.

How To Make Parmesan Ranch Baked Broccoli

  • Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or lightly oil the bottom. 
  • Mix the seasoning. In a small bowl, combine the ranch mix packet and garlic powder with the lemon zest and red pepper flakes and stir to combine.
  • Arrange the broccoli. Lay the broccoli florets in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Coat and toss. Sprinkle the seasoning over the broccoli and gently toss until coated.
  • Bake and serve. Bake the broccoli for 10-13 minutes. The florets should be fork tender. Remove from the oven and serve with a garnish of grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy.
ingredients to make broccoli baked with ranch and parmesan

Can this recipe be made for a crowd?

It can! You can absolutely double or triple this base recipe to feed a whole crowd. Because it’s so simple and easy to make, I love offering a big batch of broccoli as a side at big holiday parties like Thanksgiving or Christmas. It also shakes up the traditional veggie side options of green bean casseroles or sweet potatoes, so it tends to go fast! I highly recommend serving this for large groups.

Storing Parmesan Ranch Broccoli

If you happen to have leftovers, the broccoli will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

To reheat, warm in the oven at 350°F until heated through. This will maintain the crisp texture. While you can reheat this in the microwave, it tends to turn a bit mushy so zap it at your own risk! If you do choose to use the microwave, don’t heat it for more than 30 seconds at a time. 

A Few Notes for Parmesan Ranch Baked Broccoli

  • Broccoli florets – Whether precut and prepackaged or cutting from a whole head of broccoli, you’ll need 5 cups total. 
  • Olive oil – Opt for this over a canola oil as olive oil has a higher smoke point. Plus it’s just a tad bit better for you overall. 
  • Ranch Seasoning – You’ll need 3 tablespoons of ranch seasoning. The typical 1 oz packet has 2 tablespoons so you’ll need the larger size or 2 of the 1 oz. You can also make your own to have on hand. Ranch seasoning comes in handy for so many recipes!
  • Optional flourishes – To really bring out the flavors, a little lemon zest brightens everything up and adds a pop of flavor. And a garnish of freshly grated parmesan elevates this veggie delight to a whole new level. Is cheese ever really optional?
baked broccoli with parmesan ranch on a serving plate



5 from 2 votes

Parmesan Ranch Baked Broccoli

Parmesan Ranch Baked Broccoli is a quick and easy side dish that is truly addicting! It’s made in one pan in less than 20 minutes. Fresh broccoli roasted with ranch and garlic seasoning and sprinkled generously with parmesan cheese? Yes, please!
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 5 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry Ranch Mix Equal to one packet
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes Optional
  • 1/3 Cup grated parmesan cheese.


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Lightly oil a baking sheet, or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the ranch mix, garlic powder, lemon zest and red pepper flakes.
  • Lay broccoli florets in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Sprinkle ranch/garlic powder mixture over broccoli and gently toss to combine.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-13 minutes, until tender.
  • Serve immediately topped with grated parmesan cheese.



NOTE:  The lemon zest and red pepper flakes are optional. You if you don’t want to zest a lemon, using lemon pepper seasoning (1-2 teaspoons) is a great option too.  If you like more spice you can use 1-2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes instead of 1/2 teaspoon.


Calories: 138kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I made them using what I have with me. They turned out delicious! Thanks for the inspiration! I will definitely try again!
    ~Cheers, Jacqueline Beth