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This balsamic parmesan roasted broccolini recipe has the delicious flavors of parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.

close-up of easy roasted broccolini on a white plate

I’ve always liked broccolini. I prefer the thinner stalks and smaller florets.

It’s just less unwieldy. Sorry, broccoli.

close-up of broccolini with parmesan and balsamic vinegar on a baking sheet

This broccolini side dish definitely makes that broccoli flavor more pleasing.

The amount of parmesan in here isn’t over the top… like you can still taste the vegetable, and it’s not like we’re drowning it in Cheez Whiz here.

I can’t argue that broccoli is made much better by the addition of a little cheese, however. 😀

plate of balsamic parmesan broccolini

Cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, and 15 minutes are all you need to make this relatively healthy side dish.

The vinegar sweetens up as it cooks, so you’re left with a lovely mellow flavor.

baking sheet with roasted broccolini ready for the oven

I didn’t line the baking sheet for the photos, and I regret it. Please line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper so you don’t come back yelling at me for making you spend more time scrubbing dishes than making this. 😉

I roasted the broccolini for 15 minutes, and it was tender-crisp. I’d check it after 15 minutes, and pop it back in the oven if you want it to be a little softer.

roasted balsamic parmesan broccolini on a white plate

Will you make this roasted broccolini recipe?

Questions? Let me know!

This balsamic parmesan roasted broccolini has the delicious flavors of parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
5 from 3 votes

Balsamic Parmesan Roasted Broccolini Recipe

This balsamic parmesan roasted broccolini recipe has the delicious flavors of parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 12 ounces broccolini
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • If needed, trim the dry ends off the broccolini. Arrange the broccolini in a single layer on your baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar over the broccolini. Sprinkle on some salt & pepper. Using your hands, gently toss it/ensure it's coated. Sprinkle the parmesan over top. 
  • Roast for 15 minutes or until it's tender-crisp. Serve immediately. 


  • If your oven runs hot, you may want to give it less than 15 minutes.

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  1. Claire says:

    5 stars
    Easy side dish!! I made it with the balsamic creamy pork loin!

    1. Natasha says:

      So glad you liked it, Claire! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave reviews.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Great recipe but know your oven! I backed off to 15 min and that was too long!!!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks for the tip! Yes, timing can certainly vary.

  3. Pia Fredlund Nielsen says:

    5 stars
    Loved it. Was perfect and delicious. Thanks so much for a great recipie 😉

    1. Natasha says:

      That’s great! So happy you liked it.

  4. tieghan Gerard says:

    Cheesy broccoli! Ummm, YES! You can totally count me in on this recipe!

    1. Natasha says:

      Haha thanks!!

  5. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says:

    I rarely cook side dishes, is that weird? I’m always too lazy to do anything but cook the main meal but for this recipe, I would make an exception. Broccolini is one of my faves and with cheese sprinkled on top, get out of here!

    1. Natasha says:

      I hope you love it!! I get lazy too haha.

  6. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    I JUST bought some broccolini!!! I need to make this!

    1. Natasha says:

      Let me know if you do! 🙂

  7. naomi robinson says:

    LOVE fast and easy dishes that are also healthy like this.

    1. Natasha says:

      Thank you! Me too! It was a total spur of the moment recipe idea, actually (like right in the grocery store)… I’m glad it worked out haha.

  8. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    Love the sound of this Natasha. So light and tasty!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks!! I haven’t made broccolini in a while, I think I should add it into my regular rotation… especially with this new recipe! 🙂

  9. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

    Love the balsamic parmesan!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks, Jennifer!

  10. Matt Robinson says:

    I would be perfectly happy eating this by itself, looks amazing!

    1. Natasha says:

      Thanks so much, Matt!

    2. Kim Quinn says:

      5 stars
      I agree! Roasted broccolini, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, kale, turnip greens, beets, cabbage,… the possibilities are endless. Sometimes it’s balsamic and sometimes it’s fresh squeezed lemon and a bit of zest. Bring it on!😉

      1. Natasha says:

        I like the way you think!

    3. lindsay Cotter says:

      that’s what I was gonna say! Haha i love parmesan on roasted veggies. and that balsamic? DANG! perfecto

      1. Natasha says:

        Thanks, Lindsay!! 🙂