Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe: An Easy Side Dish Idea
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This Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is lightly seasoned and baked for a delicious side dish idea to go with any meal.
Up your green veggie intake! Enjoy this delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe as an easy side dish to go with beef, chicken, turkey, fish or any meal.
The first day of spring is just a few days away. If you live in a cold winter climate like we do here in Michigan, you dream about spring for months and months. When I think of spring, words that pop into my head are fresh, light, new and GREEN! It could be because St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow or perhaps it’s just because grass and trees are starting to turn green after the warm brown colors of fall and the cold, white colors of winter? Either way, I thought it was time to share a new spring recipe with you so it ought to be fresh and green too, right?
Each month, Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen and I trade recipes around a common theme. For March, we wanted to share recipes that made us THINK SPRING so we each created side dishes using fresh, green vegetables. While I was sharing this Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe on Ashlyn’s blog a few weeks ago, she was here sharing her recipe for Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus. I cannot wait for asparagus season to start in Michigan so I can try it.
I think Brussels sprouts are one of those vegetables that gets a bad reputation. Kids and adults alike are quick to turn their noses up at the thought of having Brussels sprouts for dinner despite the fact that they look like cute mini cabbages. I mean, really, isn’t everything cuter in miniature form?
Maybe the bad reputation comes from soggy over cooked Brussels sprouts your mom forced you to eat as a child? You’ll find this Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is nothing like those soggy veggies you remember. The outside of the Roasted Brussels Sprouts are crisp and the roasting process brings out a little bit of a nutty flavor that I think you’ll really like.
What you need to make roasted brussels sprouts
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These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Brussels sprouts
- Olive oil
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
The health benefits alone make it worth your while to give Brussels sprouts another chance. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Brussels sprouts are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. You can count on Brussels sprouts to support your immune system, blood and bone health, and more. Eating just a few Brussels sprouts will give you plenty of vitamin C and vitamin K.” The article goes on to add that Brussels sprouts are also high in anti-oxidants and may help to prevent some common forms of cancer.
So what do you say? Ready to give this Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe a try?
You can find the full instructions in the recipe card below, but here are a few tips to help you get started.
It’s really easy to make this Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe. All you need to do is wash and trim fresh Brussels sprouts, removing the outer layer of leaves in the process. Slice them in a half then toss with olive oil and some basic spices. Roast the Brussels sprouts in the oven until the outer layer is crisp and brown. That’s really all there is to it!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash the Brussels sprouts, trim the ends and remove or peel the outer layer of leaves.
- Cut the Brussels sprouts in half and place them in a bowl.
- Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil and spices.
- Spread the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring once about half way through the roasting time. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Suggestions
As with all vegetables, the key to success is to make sure you don’t overcook the Brussels sprouts. While I’ve kept the Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe fairly simple, there are many ways you can modify it:
- You can cut onions into large pieces and roast along side the Brussels sprouts.
- Add cumin or a little chili powder to make them spicier.
- Use butter instead of olive oil to give the Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe a slightly different flavor.
- Crumble crispy cooked bacon into bits and mix in with the Brussels sprouts.
What’s your favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new recipe ideas.
While you’re here, be sure to check out other delicious side dish recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –
- Baked Cauliflower Poppers
- Simply Seasoned Roasted Potato and Onion Wedges
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
- Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
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Originally published March 2016. Updated March 2020.
These look so good that I shared this link in my newsletter this week! Can’t wait to try them!!
Oh wow! I’m so flattered you shared the link to our recipe in your newsletter. I hope you love them, Trish!
Love brussel sprouts! They seem to be making a comeback. I’ll have to give your recipe a try!
Thanks, Simone! I hope you love it.
I hope your mom loves the recipe, Desirae! Thanks for passing it along to her.
Gotta love a simple side dish! Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us for the next party.
You sure do, Audrey! Simple is sometimes best, isn’t it?
I like to tease my toddler about brussel sprouts, but really I love them! Roasted is one of my favorite ways. Add a little bacon and I’m in heaven! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!
Oh yes, bacon is so delicious with brussels sprouts, Carlee. We’ve made ours with a little roasted onion too. So good!
Thanks for submitting your Brussels Sprouts recipe to the RTSTH community! It will be published this coming week and will be a part of our social media sharing! Feel free to submit any recipes or tutorials you’d like shared with our readers! -Melanie|RTSTH
Thank you, Melanie! We’re thrilled you liked our recipe and hope your readers love it too.
Roasted Brussels sprouts are my favourite – and this looks especially divine!
Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).
Wishing you a lovely day.
Thanks, Jennifer! We love them too. Thanks for visiting from your blog hop.
These look great! Roasting veggies is such a great way to prepare them. Pinning for later
Thanks for visiting and pinning, Nicole! We really appreciate it.
My daughter loves Brussel sprouts. I’ll have to try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
Hi Theresa! I hope your daughter loves this recipe. What’s her favorite way you prepare it?
I agree, brussels sprouts get a bad rap but they are so cute and delicious!! Thanks for sharing your link at the #HomeMattersParty !