Easy Potatoes and Broccoli Roasted in the Oven

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If you’re looking for an easy side dish that goes with just about anything, these roasted potatoes and broccoli are for you! This is a simple, one-pan dish that will leave you satisfied with minimal prep and cleanup. 

You can use any kind of potato or cut of broccoli in this recipe (frozen or fresh). So, it’s a great way to clear out your pantry and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. 

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oven roasted potatoes and broccoli
Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

Let’s talk about how to prepare this easy side dish and jump into the recipe!

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What You Need to Make Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli

This recipe is so simple. You might not even need to head to the grocery store! I keep the makings of this recipe in my grocery rotation since we eat this side dish so regularly. 

Equipment

The equipment for this recipe is pretty minimal. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sheet pan/roasting pan
  • Pan liner (optional)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • A pot (optional for parboiling)

Ingredients

The ingredients you need to make oven roasted broccoli and potatoes are really simple. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Potatoes (any variety)
  • Broccoli (fresh or frozen, any cut)
  • Olive or avocado oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt (optional)
  • Pepper (optional)
ingredients for galic roasted potatoes and broccoli
Ingredients

What to Pair this Side Dish With

Roasted potatoes and broccoli are great alongside many different recipes. Because of the simple flavors, you can make these with most of your favorite recipes. 

This side goes particularly well with the following main dishes:

  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Steak
  • Soups
  • Salads

How to Make Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli in the Oven

Making these potatoes and broccoli is really easy and simple. After you make it once, it’s easy to throw into your regular rotation. You’ll probably find ways to add to the recipe later on and make it unique to your tastes. 

Should You Parboil the Potatoes Before Roasting?

You don’t have to parboil the potatoes before roasting. However, doing so will help you achieve even potatoes that are soft on the inside and golden brown on the outside. If you have the time, I always recommend parboiling potatoes before roasting them in the oven. 

To parboil the potatoes, simply wash them and put them in a pot of boiling water for about 10-20 minutes depending on the size and type of potato you’re using. 

You want to be able to pierce the potatoes with a fork, but not have them falling apart. Once they are done, pull them out of the water and cool them before moving on.

How to Roast Potatoes and Broccoli

Here’s how to easily prepare and roast potatoes and broccoli in the oven. By following these step-by-step instructions, you’ll be enjoying this side in about an hour. 

Step One: Wash and Parboil the Potatoes (optional)

If you are going to parboil the potatoes, wash and do so before moving onto the other steps. You’ll clean the potatoes and put them whole into boiling water for 10-20 minutes depending on the size and type of potato. 

Remove the potatoes when you are able to pierce them with a fork before they are so soft that they fall apart. 

Step Two: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 375?. 

Step Three: Line or Grease Your Pan

I recommend using a pan liner (I use silicone liners) or greasing your pan so the potatoes don’t stick to the bottom. 

Step Four: Cut the Potatoes

Cut the potatoes into even 1.5” cubes. If you cut the potatoes too small, they will burn easily. If you cut them too large, they will take a long time to cook and the broccoli can burn. 

Chop the Potatoes

Step Five: Prepare the Broccoli

If using fresh broccoli, wash and cut the head into smaller pieces. You can also use any type of frozen broccoli. I usually select spears or florets. 

Step Six: Put the Potatoes and Broccoli in the Pan

Place the potatoes and broccoli on the pan. Make sure to distribute them evenly in a single layer. 

Step Seven: Chop the Garlic

Chop the garlic cloves.

Chop the Garlic Cloves

Step Eight: Coat the Potatoes and Broccoli in Oil and Garlic

Pour the oil and garlic over the broccoli and potatoes, coating them evenly. Salt and pepper to taste.

Step Nine: Roast the Vegetables

Put your pan in the oven and roast the vegetables until they are tender and turn slightly brown on the outside.

Note: If you parboiled the potatoes, roasting should take about 25 minutes. For potatoes that were not parboiled, roasting should take about 50 minutes. 

Substitutions and Additions to this Roasted Potato and Broccoli Side Dish

There are so many substitutions and additions that can be made to this simple recipe. 

  • You can use any type of potato you have on hand
  • Olive or avocado oil can be substituted with another oil of your choice. Pay attention to the smoke point to make sure the oil is good for roasting. 
  • Garlic can be omitted or replaced with another herb or seasoning of your choice. 
  • You can add any other roasting vegetable to this mix.

Oven Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli with Garlic

This simple and easy side dish is a perfect companion to almost any main course.
Course Side Dish
Keyword broccoli, easy recipes, potatoes, Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Sheet pan
  • Pan liner
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped potatoes about 3-4 potatoes
  • 1 lb broccoli fresh or frozen
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste optional

Instructions

  • Wash and parboil the potatoes (optional)
  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • Line or grease your pan
  • Cut the potatoes into 1.5" cubes
  • Wash and chop the broccoli (if using fresh/needed)
  • Place the potatoes and broccoli into the pan
  • Chop the garlic
  • Coat the potatoes and broccoli in oil and garlic
  • Place the pan in the oven and roast the vegetables. You'll roast parboiled potatoes for about 25 minutes or raw potatoes for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven when the vegetables are tender and the tops have turned golden brown.

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