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Step-by-Step Guide to Roasting Brussels Sprouts

This step-by-step guide to roasting Brussels sprouts will show you the tips and tricks to tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts every single time!

Brussels sprout on fork

If you don’t think you like Brussels sprouts, think again! Push any distant memories of overly boiled, mushy Brussels out of your mind, because my version results in firm, caramelized, sweet and delicious vegetables every time- you will LOVE them!

woman slicing Brussels sprouts

To start, carefully half all of the Brussels sprouts and place them in a strainer. If the stems are long, trim them slightly, being sure not to cut the stem too much. Otherwise, the Brussels will fall apart. (If that happens – it’s ok!! However, it’s not ideal so try to avoid.)

Brussels sprouts being rinsed

Next, carefully wash the halved Brussels under running water. Pat them dry before placing in a large bowl.

OIl being added to Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts being seasoned

Like any roasted vegetable, the secret is to evenly coat all sides with olive oil, salt and pepper. I find it easiest to do this in a bowl, but you COULD do it in the pan if you wish to avoid dirtying a bowl.

woman mixing Brussels sprouts and seasonings
Brussels sprouts on baking sheet

The trick to golden brown, caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts is to toss them evenly in oil before roasting in a single layer on a baking sheet. By creating a single layer, you avoid creating steam that accumulates when vegetables are stacked on top of one another. Steam = mush. No bueno.

roasted Brussels sprouts

How should I serve roasted Brussels sprouts?

We love eating them as a side dish with roasted pork tenderloin, baked chicken or parmesan crusted fish. They’re also delicious in grain bowls with tahini dressing.

Liz eating Brussels sprout

What’s the best way to store roasted Brussels sprouts?

They will stay fresh stored in an air-tight refrigerated container for up to 5 days.

Close view of roasted Brussels sprouts

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Step-by-Step Guide to Roasting Brussels Sprouts

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This step-by-step guide to roasting Brussels sprouts will show you the tips and tricks to tender, caramelized Brussels sprouts every single time!
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 40 mins
TOTAL: 50 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts (halved)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Carefully trim the step of the Brussels sprout then halve them. Place in a large bowl and toss well with olive oil salt and pepper.
  • Spread Brussels in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast until golden brown and caramelized, about 40 minutes. Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 610mgPotassium: 441mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

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