Roasted Brussels Sprouts: the effortless recipe for a nutritious, tasty side dish

Total time: 35 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
1 1/2 pounds
garlic, chopped
4 cloves
Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp
kosher salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Grated Parmesan
2 tbsp

With their crispy, savory outside, and tender, almost sweet insides, there's nothing like a side of perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner. This delicious, healthy recipe for Brussels sprouts is a baked version of the classic sautéed Brussels sprouts recipe, and it's just as easy to make – all you need to do is toss the Brussels sprouts with some garlic, olive, salt, and pepper, then add a little parmesan halfway through baking.

The result will be gorgeously crispy, tender sprouts that you can serve with just about anything! The best part about making roasted Brussels sprouts at home is that you can customize them however you like. Make them spicy, savory, or sweet. There's plenty of other ingredients you can add to make the best roasted Brussels sprouts ever!

How to Pick the Perfect Brussels Sprouts for Roasting

When you're shopping for Brussels sprouts, look for bright green sprouts that are firm to touch and free from black or brown spots and yellow leaves. Smaller sprouts usually have a sweeter flavor and more tender texture, so they tend to be best for roasting.

Should You Trim Brussels Sprouts?

We highly recommend trimming your Brussels sprouts before roasting them. This will give you more tender sprouts that look better on the plate. To trim, simply cut the stem off the bottom of the sprout, then slice the Brussel sprout in half.

How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts

To make the perfect roasted Brussels sprouts at home, place your trimmed and halved sprouts in the center of a baking tray. Add the garlic, then season everything with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss the sprouts to coat them, then arrange them in a single layer. Make sure not to overcrowd the Brussels sprouts. If you have too many for one tray, simply spread them out across two trays.

Bake the Brussels sprouts at 400F for 10 minutes, making sure not to turn them while baking. Then take the tray out of the oven and sprinkle in the parmesan cheese. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the sprouts.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts Variations

You can really get creative when it comes to roasted Brussels sprouts variations. Try adding bacon or pancetta, for ultra-tasty sprouts.

Maple syrup, honey, and brown sugar are great ways to add a hint of sweetness to this savory dish.

If you like spice, cayenne pepper or red chili flakes are amazing additions.

Roasted Brussels sprouts also taste wonderful with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh herbs, or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Tips for the Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts


The exact cooking time will depend on the size of your Brussels sprouts. Keep an eye on them once you've returned them to the oven.

Brussels sprouts are incredibly healthy. They're packed with fiber, protein, and a variety of nutrients and minerals. Adding them to your diet is a great way to support your overall health and immune system!

The key to perfectly crispy sprouts that aren't soggy is to make sure you put them into a hot oven. Also, be sure not to overcrowd the sprouts – this will help them crisp up nicely.

Place the sprouts flat side down. This will help them crisp up better.

What to Serve with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a phenomenal side dish for a huge variety of dishes. Serve them with pot roasts, baked chicken, creamy pork chops, steak, pan-fried fish, pasta dishes, and more.

These easy roasted sprouts are also fantastic when mixed with roasted potatoes, squash, pumpkin, and carrots. Just about any main meal can be made even better with a side of Brussels sprouts!

How to Store and Reheat Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Once cooled, place your roasted Brussels sprouts into an air-tight container. Keep them in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can enjoy them cold or reheat them in a skillet until they're warmed through. You can also bake them for 5 minutes in the oven at 350F.


Preheat your oven to 400F.

Put the Brussels sprouts and the garlic in the middle of a rimmed baking tray. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat, then lay the sprouts in a single layer.

Bake the Brussels sprouts for 10 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven and add the cheese. Bake for another 10 to 20 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts have reached your desired level of crispness.


Use freshly grated parmesan. It will melt more easily.

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