Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe

Grilled Parmesan Crusted Broccoli camp recipes
Grilled Parmesan Crusted Broccoli camp recipes

“Boring broccoli” aka steamed broccoli—no thanks!  I found a way to add bold flavors and textures with one of my favorite cooking methods … Flames! It adds a smoky flavor to this bright green veggie and it also crisps the cheese for a little extra crunch.  This easy Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe has become one of our go-to favorites; it pairs well with just about any meat.  Here’s how you make it. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.


Primitives by Kathy Broccoli Tea Towel, 28-Inch by 28-Inch for this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli RecipePrimitives by Kathy Broccoli Tea Towel, 28-Inch by 28-Inch

This ‘Maybe Broccoli Doesn’t Like You Either’ Tea Towel was how most of my family used to feel about the not-so-loved green veggie until my Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe changed all of that!

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Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe

Cucisina Lemon Squeezer / Lime Juicer / Citrus Press - Commercial Grade Aluminum (Red) for this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli RecipeCucisina Lemon Squeezer / Lime Juicer / Citrus Press – Commercial Grade Aluminum (Red)

I use fresh citrus in lots of my camping recipes. It is a fast and easy way to add flavor to meats and veggies like this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe. Using a Lemon Squeezer / Lime Juicer gets more juice and no seeds and this particular style is inexpensive enough to use solely in your camp kitchen and have a separate one for home!

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Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 heads fresh broccoli
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ¼ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 1 c grated Parmesan cheese—divided
  • Non-stick cooking spray or oil for grill grate

Prepare The Broccoli

Cut broccoli into individual spears and place in large resealable plastic bag.

For The Marinade

In small resealable jar, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper—shake vigorously till combined. Pour into plastic bag with broccoli, seal bag and toss to coat thoroughly. Set aside to marinade for about ½ hour.

Prepare The Fire

Prepare the grill grate with some cooking spray or other oil. Get your campfire started. You’ll want to cook over indirect heat so the broccoli has a chance to cook through without burning.
Outset QB22 Extra-Long Stainless-Steel Barbecue Tongs with Rosewood Handles for this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli RecipeOutset QB22 Extra-Long Stainless-Steel Barbecue Tongs with Rosewood Handles

Whether I am cooking on a campfire or BBQ grill, I like to use Extra-Long Stainless-Steel Barbecue Tongs because they allow me to stay further away from the heat while cooking my Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe and other creative camping meals.

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Prepare To Cook

Drain marinade from bag and then add about ¾ c Parmesan cheese (the remaining cheese will be sprinkled for serving.) Shake to coat. Note: if your plastic bag is not large enough, you may have to do this in batches.
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 50 Square Feet ~ 2 Pack for this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli RecipeReynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil, 50 Square Feet ~ 2 Pack

Camp cooking tip: When you are cooking over a campfire or a grill that does not have a cover, use Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil to “tent” your food as it cooks, it will keep the heat surrounding your food so it cooks evenly. If you let the heat escape, you may burn the outside of this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe before the inside is tender.

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Cook It

Grill the covered broccoli over medium indirect heat until crisp and tender—this should take around 10 minutes on each side. Heavy duty foil will work as a cover—just form into a rough dome to help keep in the heat.

Serve It

Serve with the remaining Parmesan cheese, about ¼ c
Stansport Tablecloth Clamps for this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli RecipeStansport Tablecloth Clamps

Don’t forget to pack the tablecloth clamps in your camp kitchen equipment gear! If the wind starts blowing, these things will prevent the dreaded “flyaway tablecloth” at the campsite. That makes eating this Parmesan Crusted Grilled Broccoli Recipe a much more enjoyable experience!

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What do you think?

What do you think? Leave me a comment…I’d love to hear from you!

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4 Comments

  1. While I love broccoli, I realize not everyone is a fan. But this technique and flavor burst will make anyone a fan. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Thanks for trying it! It’s always great to get new broccoli lovers into the family!

  2. You may have just turned a vial weed into an edible weed with recipe!

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      “Edible weed”…hmmmm…now you’ve got me really thinking. I’m feeling a little like a mad scientist!

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