Feb 17, 2014

Roasted Brussels Sprouts – this recipe actually makes Brussels Sprouts taste amazing!

Feb
17
2014
Monday

Roasted Brussels Sprouts




I have never been a fan of brussels sprouts. My mom made them every so often growing up and I would obligingly eat them, but I always tried to follow them quickly with something that tasted good.

I actually don’t think I have *ever* (until recently) made brussels sprouts in my almost 14 years of marriage. Not that I wouldn’t eat them at someone else’s house if they made them, but I would never choose brussels sprouts on my own.

Until now.

My mom made us some roasted brussels sprouts when we were at her house recently and they didn’t taste anything like the brussels sprouts that I had growing up!

These were actually good. Really good. And addictive too. In fact, now that I’m writing about it I might just head over to Trader Joe’s later this evening to grab another bag of brussels sprouts so that I can make this again!

You can either make these roasted brussels sprouts whole, or you can cut them them in half before you roast them. Keeping them whole allows the outside to get crispy while the inside stays soft. If you cut them in half (like I did for the picture above) then you get more of that crispiness.

You can also try them with different spices and oils if you would like. I’ve also thought about adding bacon to them in the future.

Oh, and I love the roasted brussels sprouts with the ends on, but you can also chop off the ends if you feel like they taste bitter.

I’d love to hear how you make Brussels Sprouts! If you have a recipe that you love, please feel free to share it in the comments below. I think I might be brave enough now to try some Brussels Sprouts variations. :)

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  1. I actually DO eat these every day! Along with roasted cauliflower done the same way. I kick up the heat by sprinkling on some red pepper flakes

  2. I´m going to have to try this. They look wonderful!

  3. Michele Salembier says:

    I do a variation of the above – slice or shave them, add minced garlic, put in a pile on the tray and cover with a couple of slices of bacon. When the sprouts are done, crisp up the bacon, chop it & mix together. My family loves them this way!

  4. Margo Chenoweth says:

    Can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

  5. Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing your roasted brussels sprouts recipe last week on our Get Inspired linky! I wanted to let you know that it’s one of our featured favorites this week. Hope to see you link up again! :)

  6. I tried your recipe and its delicious ! thanks so much :) never imaged I will eat Brussels in my life .

  7. Like you I hated Brussels Sprouts. Then, my husband had his caregiver make some under his instructions. Even though they were very small, he had her cut them in half. They then sautéed them for quite a long time until they began to caramelize, seasoned with salt & pepper and I LOVE them. I could eat the whole skillet.
    Roasting sounds good, too. But here in Arizona I steer away from using the oven once the temp is steadily around 85 degrees.
    Thanks!
    Marilyn

  8. Deborah Hargis says:

    We love Brussels Sprouts and have them often! We usually steam them whole till about 2/3 done, then slice in half, butter, salt and pepper, place them on a cookie sheet, place in a 375 oven for about 10 mins, or till browning. The browning brings out the sweetness, but be careful to not overcook.

  9. Dena Ciepley says:

    I wash and cut mine in half. I put them in a large ziplock Baggie. I put olive oil, honey and sometimes either sriracha or chili garlic sauce. I put them on a cookue sheet with foil at 400 for. 25ish min. Yum!!! The honey helps carmalize and makes the Brussel sprouts crispy.

  10. Airyckah says:

    I do similar but with a splash if lemon juice and Parmesan cheese and no pepper.. I use a garlic sea salt grider as my salt too… Wonderful! Sometimes I add bacon bits and/or Worshire sauce… Do the same with cabbage… Kids even eat it!

  11. Anonymous says:

    They are also good with hot pepper flakes on them

  12. chef_chick says:

    I cut mine in half then drizzle with oil and season with 1 tsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, and a little fresh cracked black pepper.

  13. Pauline Matthews says:

    Hi, I do the same but add chopped oinion.

  14. Charmaine says:

    Steamed brussel sprouts with garlic and lemon

    I cut the sprouts in half, steam them until just tender. Put some butter and olive oil in a pan, lightly fry 1 clove crushed garlic and add sprouts. When tender just before serving sprinkle with some lemon juice. Delicious!

  15. I cut in half, toss with olive oil, sprinkle on some brown sugar,dotnwith butter, put on old cookie sheet or roasting pan and throw that on the grill…tatally yummy!

  16. I admit, I dont´ like them but havent´ tried this. :)

  17. We didn´t believe that roasting made such a difference until we roastedours with olive oil and a little parmesan cheese…. DELICIOUS! OMGosh!

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