Grilled Broccoli for a Pan or Outdoor Grill

Grilled Broccoli with Parmesan

Katie Workman /

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
228 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 336mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 8g
Calcium 191mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This grilled broccoli recipe is full of fresh, bright flavor, and it's incredibly easy to prepare. You can make this grilled broccoli on an indoor contact grill, such as the George Foreman grill, but you can certainly use a grill pan (preferably cast iron) for this recipe. You would just need to extend the cooking time, and turn the broccoli over periodically throughout the cooking so that it browns evenly. 

You could also try this on an outdoor grill—just make sure the florets are big enough so they don't fall through the grates, or use a mesh outdoor grill grate to keep all those little pieces on top of the grill and hot in the fire. 


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or finely minced garlic
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 to 6 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Place 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice, garlic powder, and pepper. Whisk until combined.

  2. Add the broccoli to the marinade, tossing with your hands to coat well. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Just before cooking, drizzle the remaining tablespoon of olive oil over the broccoli, and toss to coat well.

  3. Preheat your indoor contact grill. Or, if using a grill pan, preheat over medium-high heat.

  4. Grill the broccoli until tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes, if using a contact grill, or 15 to 20 minutes if using a cast iron pan or grill. Turn it as it browns so that all of the sides get caramelized. Transfer the broccoli to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with most of the Parmesan cheese, and season with salt to taste. Toss, give another sprinkle of Parmesan on the top and serve immediately.