Roast garlicky brocoli with buttered pecans

This is a super yummy dish.  Even the kids ate it!

Here’s how it all goes together.

  • Roast your brocoli – I used frozen, so had to par-boil it first.SDC12616
  • Lay it out on an oven tray with 5-6 cloves of garlic


  • Spray with olive oilSDC12621
  • Put it in the oven at 400 degrees.

While that’s cooking, cook the pecans.

  • Take 3 TBSP butter and melt it in a small skillet.
  • Add 1/2 cup pecans to the melted butter


  • Add 1 heaping TSP salt to the pecans – add more or less to taste
  • Fry until the pecans are soft and just barely start to turn color
  • Take them off the heat, but leave in the skillet, still occasionally stirring – I also chopped mine up with the spoon once they got soft enough

When the brocoli and garlic is done, 15-20 minutes in the oven, chop the garlic into mushy goodness and drop both into a bowl.  Add:


  • 1-2 TBSP of lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP of mayonaise
  • Cooled Pecans


The lemon/garlic/butter/salt makes a savory contrast with the sweet of the pecans and brocoli.  Serve!  Yum!!!

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Mom, canner, reader, sci-fi geek, she who loves car seats
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