Everyone likes an easy side dish. Easy always works. And the thing is, this one is so good. It’s the recipe we get asked for at family events and potlucks more than anything else we’ve ever made. No one believes how simple it is. Even my nephew who “hates veggies” has been known to go back for seconds of this. I think it’s the white pepper that sets it just a little apart from normal. You decide.
Easy Broccoli Cauliflower Roast
1 head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces (about 3 cups)
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-site pieces (about 3 cups)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt (or more, to taste)
1 tsp. white pepper (or more, to taste)
Pre-heat oven to 350. Make sure cauliflower and broccoli pieces are a uniform size, so everything cooks evenly.
In a large oven-proof casserole dish, toss broccoli, cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper until the vegetable pieces are well coated.
Roast in oven, uncovered, about 90 minutes, stirring every 30 minutes. When done, the broccoli and cauliflower will be lightly browned and very tender. The slow roast is key to bringing out the sweetness in the veggies.
Serve warm beside your favorite supper, lunch or brunch main.
The dish is crazy easy. We stumbled into it once when we were feeling lazy and it ended up being something we have made over and over for years – every loves it. And it’s simple enough to double for a crowd. Try it once – you’ll see. Enjoy!