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Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

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Recipe By Pat and Gina Neely, The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook

This is a beautiful dish that’s also very flavorful, not to mention healthy from the The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook Down-home Meals for Every Occasion.

Serves 4


  • 2 pounds broccoli, cut into 2½-inch long florets
  • 1 medium shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1⁄3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese


    1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
    2. Combine the broccoli, shallot, cherry tomatoes, garlic, red-pepper flakes, and olive oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
    3. Spread the vegetables on a large baking sheet. Roast until the stems are tender-crisp and lightly golden brown on the edges, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove, and sprinkle the Parmesan on top.
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