Parmesan Roasted Vegetables

Parmesan Roasted Vegetables are an easy way to make a side dish that tastes indulgent without breaking your diet! Made with broccoli and carrots, they’re crispy, tender, salty and rich from the Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Vegetables in Pan with cheese. Parmesan Roasted Vegetables

Parmesan Roasted Vegetables may seem like a silly recipe to be including on the site, mostly because they seem like a no brainer. But I can assure you, diet life changed for me when I started roasting these bad boys and adding the cheese on top.

Why roast vegetables?

Roasting vegetable is a great option for a few reasons. First, it enhances the natural sweetness of the vegetable. Carrots for example can taste as sweet as sweet potatoes when roasted properly. Second it adds texture. The crunch of the broccoli when roasted provides a great crunchy addition to dishes since we tend to shy away from breading on my diet.

I actually love roasting broccoli (without Parmesan) and chopping up the crispy bits to add as toppings to dishes like creamy Asian curries or even over creamy macaroni and cheese.

Roasted Vegetables

Best Vegetables for Roasting:

  • Carrots, these are my absolute favorite – I could eat them with every meal. I never use baby carrots though as the roasted texture would be different.
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower – for the crispy bits 😉
  • Bell Peppers – They’re so flavorful, like candy!
  • Red Onions – okay I lied about the carrots, roasted red onion wedges are my favorites. I put them in everything, I actually often roast sheet pans of them for the week.
  • Cabbage – I know people are all about the Brussels Sprouts nowadays, but let me tell you, a delicious roasted cabbage wedge is enough to convert any cabbage hater. I LOVE THEM and roast them often to go on the side of Asian dishes.

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Parmesan Roasted Vegetables

Parmesan Roasted Vegetables are an easy way to make an indulgent side dish with just a couple of points! Made with broccoli and carrots, they're crispy, tender, salty and rich from the Parmesan cheese.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 pound carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the broccoli into bite sized florets.
  • Peel the carrots and cut them into 1/2-¾ inch thick coins.
  • In a large bowl toss veggies with the oil, Kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Add to sheet pan and roast for 25 minutes.
  • Add Parmesan cheese over the food and roast an additional five minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.4g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 484mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 7.1g
Roasted Broccoli and Carrots with Parmesan Cheese
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Carrots

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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Comments

  1. I TOTALLY agree with you–roasting veggies brings out so much flavor and is so tasty! I love it! Adding the parm is of course a good idea.

  2. I swear I think I could live on roasted veggies alone! The addition of the parm makes all of the difference!

    1. Sure! If you know you’ll be reheating them, try undercooking them by about five minutes, so they finish cooking when you reheat them! Or, if you’re asking whether you can reheat leftovers in the microwave, make sure you cover them with a wet paper towel so that they don’t dry out.

  3. Are you calculating points using the new WW Freestyle system or are the points shown just Smart Points?

          1. We no longer post the points, sadly WW is a bit finicky these days and we want to be able to keep making recipes for y’all without getting put in internet jail 🙂