How to Make The Best Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts

When I was a child I hated Brussels sprouts. I refused to eat them and have a vivid memory of my mother making me sit at the kitchen table for what seemed like hours (but was probably 10 minutes) after everyone else had left the kitchen because I refused to touch them. Granted they were most likely boiled which is icky. Today? I can’t get enough, but only if they are roasted Brussels sprouts. Seriously. If I see them on a menu, I order them.

Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So I am excited to share my roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. They are quite easy to make and only require a few ingredients.

How To Cook Brussels Sprouts

There are infinite ways to prepare Brussels sprouts. My personal least favorite is boiled. To make sure they are soft and tender boil them around 3 to 5 minutes. Any way you prepare them, you will want to clean them, and remove and discard the top layer of leaves. You can also steam Brussels sprouts by placing them (once cleaned) in a basket over simmering water for about 6 minutes (until soft). If you stir fry them (which is yummy) add a little olive oil to a hot pan with some salt and pepper. I keep a little water ready to add to help soften them as they cook. But my absolute favorite way to enjoy them is to prepare oven roasted Brussels sprouts which is my recipe below.

Finding The Best Brussels Sprouts

It’s really quite easy to make roasted Brussels sprouts. When shopping for sprouts, you want to pick ones that are bright green with tightly packed leaves and are firm when squeezed. Stay away from any that are yellowed, have dark brown spots, or are wrinkly. If possible, try to choose sprouts that are close to the same size and/or are on a stalk (those are the best).

How to Prepare Brussels Sprouts

Here’s how to prep your sprouts. Wash them and trim off the very bottoms of the stem (too much and they will fall apart). Then cut them in half vertically from top to bottom. Spread them out on an unlined baking sheet with the flat side down and top with whatever ingredients you are using. This way the leaves get browned and crispy. It generally takes about 20-30 minutes to roast Brussels sprouts in the oven. The high heat will bring out all those delicious earthy flavors. The inside will be soft and tender and the outer leaves crispy which is the perfect combination for deliciousness!

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Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Yields: 4 servings

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs of Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Optional garnishes: grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Trim and discard the stem ends, pull off and discard any discolored leaves and slice each Brussels sprout in half.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle on seasoning. Toss to evenly coat.
  4. Place in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until sprouts are tender and the edges are a golden brown.
  5. Serve warm garnished with grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper and/or chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Notes:

Leftover Brussels sprouts may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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Trim and discard the stem ends and cut each sprout in half.

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Drizzle with avocado oil.
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Sprinkle on seasoning.
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Roast until sprouts are tender and the edges are a golden brown.

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Serve warm garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper.
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The best roasted Brussels sprouts!

Yield: 4

Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Here's how to make the most delicious roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. It's so easy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Optional garnishes: grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Trim and discard the stem ends, pull off and discard any discolored leaves and slice each Brussels sprout in half.
    3. Add the Brussels sprouts to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle on seasoning. Toss to evenly coat.
    4. Place in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until sprouts are tender and the edges are a golden brown.
    5. Serve warm garnished with grated Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper and/or chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

Leftover Brussels sprouts may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g
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