Yes, you CAN roast frozen broccoli — straight from the bag, no defrosting necessary. Trust me, this healthy cooking hack for roasted frozen broccoli will save you so much time and money!
If you’re like me, you live for life hacks… especially in the kitchen. Anything that makes living a healthy life a little easier is a win in my book.
I often buy pre-chopped veggies to save time in the kitchen (FYI: Trader Joe’s is an awesome spot for this!), but until recently I sort of avoided buying frozen veggies because I would much rather eat roasted vegetables packed with flavor than soggy, steamed vegetables.
Well, let me introduce you to my newest little cooking hack: roasted frozen broccoli.
I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this little trick out, but a couple months ago I realized that you can roast frozen broccoli and my world was changed. Of course the texture isn’t exactly the same as roasting fresh broccoli florets, but the frozen broccoli florets still get a little crispy and I honestly don’t mind that the texture is a bit softer — especially when you consider the fact that there is almost no prep work at all. I mean all you have to do is preheat your oven, dump the bag of frozen broccoli on a pan, add a little oil (you can use spray oil for this) and some seasonings, and you’re ready to roast.
If that doesn’t make your day, I don’t know what will. Kidding!
Also, frozen vegetables are awesome for a number of reasons…
They are super affordable.
They are frozen when they’re at their peak freshness, so they’re packed…