Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower

 

 

Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. cut broccoli and cauliflower into medium sized pieces
  3. In an oven safe baking dish combine broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, and shallot.
  4. Coat lightly with olive oil
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and toss ingredients together
  6. Roast in oven for 1 hour, stirring halfway through cooking
  7. Serve!

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