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Roasted Broccoli with Pepperoni Breadcrumbs

So let’s pretend you have someone in your life who doesn’t really like to eat their vegetables. They could be over thirty, under three, or it just may be you – let’s not split hairs because people afraid of the green (or orange or red etc. etc. ) stuff are everywhere. I personally know two people who refuse to eat any orange vegetable, like absolutely no orange vegetables. It’s just weird – who knew a simple carrot or sweet potato could be so offensive? Well, this recipe is made for those veggie hating people. It changes things – broccoli that’s roasted and coated with crispy, crunchy Panko breadcrumbs mixed with pieces of pepperoni. Delicious with just enough meat and crunch to change someone’s mind for at least one meal.

Roasted Broccoli with Pepperoni Breadcrumbs
Servings: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 111.1 calories, 4g of fat, 13.3g of carbohydrates, 4.8g of fiber, 8.3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *


  • 1 large head broccoli, sliced into longer stalks
  • 1 oz. pepperoni, diced
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small food processor (or with a knife) pulse together the pepperoni and garlic until finely diced. Toss with the panko breadcrumbs and set aside.
  3. In a shallow dish or bowl. whisk the egg whites with the mustard.
  4. Season the broccoli with salt and pepper. Then dip one side into the egg whites and then press into the breadcrumbs. Place with the breadcrumbs facing up on your baking sheet. Repeat with all the broccoli.
  5. Roast for about 15 minutes and then serve.

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3 Response to Roasted Broccoli with Pepperoni Breadcrumbs

  1. Hannah Seward on February 26, 2013

    I love broccoli anyway but this… oh my goodness. THANK YOU.

  2. Lidi on February 26, 2013

    I think you just invented another way for my husband to love vegetables. Thanks for another great veggie recipe!

  3. Shannon on February 28, 2013

    I think your recipes are awesome! I do have a question: Why do some of the recipes have the ‘Save Recipe’ to ziplist link and some don’t? This is one I would like to save for later but there is no link to save. This isn’t the case with all but is the case on some.
    Thanks Kristen!


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