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An open sandwich with ricotta cheese, broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes on a plate

Roasted Broccoli Smørrebrød with Whipped Ricotta

A delicious open sandwich featuring creamy whipped ricotta cheese, tender roasted broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and briny olives.  
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Course: smørrebrød
Cuisine: Danish, Nordic, Scandinavian
Keyword: roasted broccoli recipe, smørrebrød, whipped ricotta
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Kristi


For the Smørrebrød:

  • 4 large slices rustic bread such as sourdough, cut in half
  • 1 garlic clove peeeled
  • Whipped ricotta recipe follows
  • Roasted Broccoli with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe follows

For the Roasted Broccoli with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes:

  • 12 ounces broccoli florets cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped good-quality olives pitted (kalamata or a mix)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

For the Whipped Ricotta:

  • 1 ½ cups whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt to taste


  • Roast the broccoli: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Toss broccoli on a rimmed baking sheet with the olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes. Roast until tender and browned in spots, about 18-20 minutes, tossing once halfway through.  Toss warm broccoli with olives, sun-dried tomatoes and oregano. Season with additional salt to taste.
  • Meanwhile, whip the ricotta:  Transfer ricotta cheese, olive oil and lemon juice to a food processor and whip until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.  Season to taste with coarse salt.
  • Make the smørrebrød:  Toast the bread and rub each piece with the peeled garlic clove.  Generously spread with whipped ricotta and top with roasted broccoli mixture.  Serve.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 997IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 3mg