Broccoli Parm Sandwich

Broccoli Parm Sandwiches

Yes, you heard it right – Broccoli Parm! These veggie-forward sandwiches are packed with that...

Yes, you heard it right – Broccoli Parm! These veggie-forward sandwiches are packed with that classic mozzarella, marinara and basil flavor and a fun way to enjoy broccoli.

Broccoli Parm Sandwiches

You all know by now that I’m not afraid of a vegetable. Do you remember the carrot hot dogs? I love transforming vegetables into dishes that are crave worthy and that’s exactly what these broccoli Parm sandwiches are: craveable!

Broccoli Parm Sandwich

These sandwiches are basically like an eggplant Parm sandwich – a vegetable version of a chicken parm! The difference between this and a traditional Parm sandwich is that the broccoli is not breaded. You can go ahead and bread the broccoli, but I don’t think it’s necessary and it makes the recipe come together more quickly.

Broccoli Parm Sandwich

You’ll never think of broccoli the same way again. And if you want an extra boost of protein, you could definitely make this into a broccoli chicken Parm, just sayin’.

Broccoli Parm Sandwiches

Servings 4 sandwiches


  • 1 large head broccoli
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 cup prepared tomato basil or marinara sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes to garnish
  • ¼ cup shredded fresh basil leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim off and discard the dried, tough part of the broccoli stem. Working from the stem end, slice the broccoli lengthwise into 4 slabs.
  • Arrange the broccoli slabs in a single layer and brush on all slides with olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes, flip, and roast another 10minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom pieces of the ciabatta rolls. Spread more marinara on the top piece of the roll, making a thicker layer of sauce. Once broccoli is done roasting, place the broccoli slab on top of that bottom piece and top with mozzarella slices to cover. Place all of the ciabatta pieces in the oven and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until mozzarella melts and top slices are warmed. Garnish melted mozzarella with Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and basil.
  • Once cheese is melted, close the sandwiches and serve.

with love, Ali

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