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This Grilled Broccoli Recipe is simple and delicious without much work. The texture is amazing with perfectly crispy edges.

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We also love to make Grilled Green Beans because they are SO good! My picky kids’ can’t get enough of these! I also learned how to grill corn on the cob and they love that too!

There is just something about the grill. Everything tastes better. Especially this side dish recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

This grilled vegetables recipe is made with simple ingredients. We love the slightly charred flavor and the crispy edges. Make this grilled broccoli for any recipe as it is always my family favorite side.


picture of ingredients: broccoli, butter, seasoning.
  • Broccoli
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Butter – You can also use olive oil instead.
  • Non Stick Spray
  • Aluminum Foil (I use heavy duty foil)

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Variations Ideas

I thought I would give you a few ways to jazz up your broccoli for an even more fun side dish. The ideas are truly endless with broccoli and you can make so many different flavor combinations.

  • Homemade cheese sauce -Delicious and you can make it in your microwave. Feel free to pour it all over the broccoli.
  • Garlic – Sprinkle with Garlic salt or garlic powder – Just add to broccoli and toss to coat. YUM! This is one of my favorites.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Top it with some Parmesan cheese – a family favorite around here with the kiddos.
  • Add Extra Spice – Sprinkle with some chili powder or red pepper flakes for a small kick. This gives the broccoli a little heat and it’s fantastic.
  • Taco Seasoning – Sprinkle with some homemade taco seasoning for a Tex-Mex twist. This is so yummy.
  • Lemon or Lime – Sprinkle lemon juice or lime juice over the broccoli. This is also good with Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. This combination is so good.
  • Soy sauce – Drizzle a little soy sauce over the broccoli for Asian flavor.
  • Balsamic Vinegar – If you know me you know I love balsamic vinegar. Drizzling balsamic vinegar after the broccoli florets have grilled gives it so much flavor.

No matter how you like your broccoli, you have to try it on the grill.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Spray non stick cooking spray on the foil.
  • Step 2 – Chop the broccoli into small pieces and put on foil.
  • Step 3 – Sprinkle salt and pepper over the broccoli. Add the butter on top. If you prefer any other seasonings, add them now.
broccoli and butter in foil going on grill
  • Step 4 – Finally, make a foil pack by folding the edges.
picture of foil packet with broccoli
  • Step 5 – Put on the grill to medium heat for about 5 minutes per side. If you don’t like it so crispy, reduce the cooking time. It is easy to adapt to your taste.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking Time – Customize the cooking time based on preference. If you love it crispy like we do, grill it 4-5 minutes per side. If you prefer it softer, reduce the cooking time.
  • Foil – Use heavy duty foil. It is much stronger and more durable than regular foil. you won’t have any spills or breakage using heavy duty foil.
  • Change Seasoning – Experiment with different flavors and seasoning. Don’t be scared to try something new. You might be surprised.
  • Grill Basket – You can also use a grill basket instead of foil.
closeup picture of grilled broccoli

Serving Suggestions

We love it with this Easy Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe or Brown Sugar Baked Chicken. It really goes with just about anything.

closeup picture of grilled broccoli

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add other vegetables?

Grilled veggies make the best side dish and making them in the foil is my favorite. Adding in multiple vegetables in the foil with the broccoli is easy and cooks with so much flavor. Broccoli and cauliflower is the perfect combination.

Can I Bake in the Oven?

Yes, you can bake these foil packs in the oven on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Roasted broccoli cooking time will vary depending on the size of the broccoli and your oven.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

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Grilled Broccoli

5 from 23 votes
You will love how easy this Grilled Broccoli Side Dish recipe is. The entire family will love this easy grilled broccoli recipe! It’s packed with flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 60



  • Spray a large piece of aluminum foil with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Chop up your broccoli into bite size pieces and place on the center of the aluminum foil.
  • Season with salt and pepper and top with butter.
  • Fold the foil around the broccoli to make a foil pack.
  • Grill over medium high heat for approximately 8-10 minutes (flipping part way) depending on how tender you like your broccoli.

Recipe Notes

This broccoli can also be cooked in the oven at 400 degrees F for approximately 10-12 minutes until the broccoli is the tenderness that you prefer.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 60kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 2g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 252mg, Potassium 242mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 589IU, Vitamin C 67mg, Calcium 38mg, Iron 1mg

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