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Easy Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ok, half of you probably wrinkled up your nose and thought “ewwww” when you read the word “Brussel Sprouts”. But have you ever tried Roasted Brussel Sprouts? The other half of you have seen the light and your mouth started watering. If you don’t like Brussel sprouts do me a favor. Try this once, and honestly tell me what you think. There is a comment section JUST FOR YOU to give your thoughts, and we want you to use it.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I absolutely HATED Brussel sprouts when I was a kid. They were served at our school cafeteria…slimy…green…mushy…bland. Pretty disgusting. (This is by no means an insult to the fine ladies that fed me at school. Hard working ladies…just poor choice by the school system??)

These are not your lunch lady’s Brussel sprouts, ok? Just trust me.

I think the key is not to overcook them, or they just taste gross. Prepared this way, the roasting sweetens their flavor and they have a little cabbage-y crunch to them. Sometimes, food just needs to be itself. Prepared simply to let their own great flavor come through.

 

Food : Fresh Brussel sprouts

 

Want to know how I know these are good? My kids eat them and ask for more. Kids. Brussel sprouts. Yes, this makes you feel like a super mom!

So set aside all of your Brussel hate and preconceptions and wipe that lunchroom memory out.

Awwww…how cute! They look like baby cabbages, and IMHO they are photogenic.

 

How to make Roasted Brussel Sprouts:

  1. Wash the sprouts and dry completely.
  2. Cut each Brussel sprout in half.
  3. In a bowl, toss with olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  4. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  5. Flip the sprouts and roast for another 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

 

halved brussel sprouts tossed in olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings

 

Half the Brussel sprouts, toss in a bowl with olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Too easy, right?

 

Here are more great recipes for easy side dishes:

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Savory Sage Winter Squash

Butter Basil Corn

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

 

Roast for 10 minutes, flip, then roast for another 10 minutes.

 

brussel sprouts on a sheet pan

 

They are like beautiful little cabbages, and so healthy. This recipe highlights their flavor, and makes this an excellent side dish for any meal.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts are great with meatloaf and mashed potatoes, chicken and a salad, basically any dish that needs something special.

 

Need a new side dish? This simple + tasty recipe for roasted Brussel sprouts is easy and nutritious. Make a double batch.

 

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5 from 1 vote

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

A delicious and simple recipe for roasted brussel sprouts. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Belgian
Keyword roasted brussel sprouts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 170kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Brussel sprouts fresh
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon all purpose seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Wash Brussel sprouts, drain and pat dry. Cut each sprout in half.
  • In a large bowl, toss the Brussels with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and seasoning. Let sit for about 5 minutes, then toss again.
  • Spread evenly on a baking pan. Roast for 10 minutes, flip them over, and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.
  • Done to perfection!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 147.8mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.7mg

Comments

  1. [email protected] says

    I’m a huge fan of braised Brussels sprouts, but must admit that I have never tried roasting them. You know how you get in your routines 🙂 I’m going to have to try these as my boyfriend and I love Brussels sprouts.

    • Teri says

      They are so good…even my kids like them. Someone suggested I wrap them in bacon next time. I will definitely have to try that. I have also seen recipes where they are tossed in a little balsamic before roasting. Love me some sprouts!

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