Easy oven roasted Brussel sprouts is a simple and healthy way to cook this savory side dish that even kids will love. They make a quick dish baked that only takes 20 minutes to cook!
Brussel sprouts are nutrient dense and are perfect for a low carb, paleo, dairy free, keto, sugar free, vegetarian or vegan diet. Unless you’re allergic to brussels sprouts, they’re the perfect food for just about anyone.
Broccoli and Brussel sprouts are the two most often eaten vegetables in our house, and roasting them is the only way to make the best brussel sprouts and broccoli you’ll ever taste. If you’re also a broccoli lover, you’ll definitely want to check out our roasted broccoli with garlic and herbs.
Who Knew You Could Bake Oven Frozen Brussel Sprouts Frozen too?!…..
The other thing I love about roasting brussels sprouts, is you can buy frozen baby sprouts in the freezer aisle at the grocery store and you can even cook them from frozen! Because they’re often smaller than the fresh brussels sprouts, the cook time will be about the same. Who knew you could cook oven roasted brussel sprouts frozen too??
It’s hard to believe that the vegetable I hated the most when I was a child would become one of my favorites as an adult. Gone are the days of overcooked mushy boiled brussels sprouts; in current times the best way to cook them is by making a brussel sprouts in oven recipe. If this was your childhood too, you might be wondering how do you roast brussel sprouts in oven instead?
Ingredients for Easy Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
16 oz Brussel sprouts
1/2-3/4 tsp salt or garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil
I love that there’s so few ingredients in such a tasty and flavorful dish. We love garlic and add minced garlic whenever we can, which is why we suggust using either salt or garlic salt. Whatever your personal preference! You might want to start with 1/2 tsp of salt and after cooking if you want the brussel sprouts a little saltier, then mix in another 1/4 tsp.
Other Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Add-ons
This recipe for roasted brussels sprouts is about as easy as it gets. Here’s some ideas on other ingredients you could add to change up the flavor. They’re totally optional of course! We make the simple (and best) brussel sprouts with just salt, pepper, and olive oil more than any other way for sure.
Dried herbs – Italian seasoning, dried rosemary, basil, thyme
Shredded Parmesan – add after you flip the Brussel sprouts
Crumble cooked bacon over the top
If we’re going to add extra toppings to our baked brussel sprouts, it’s most likely going to be parmesan cheese. Parmesan brussel sprouts are simply devine, you’ll just want to add the extra cheese in the last 3-4 minutes of cooking.
Supplies We Used
Jelly roll pan (we love the 13 x 18 size)
How to Make Roasted Brussel Sprouts in Oven
If you’ve been wondering how to make roasted brussel sprouts, your search is over! Let’s get started.
Turn your oven to 375° and make sure your oven rack is in the middle position.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. You could technically use aluminum foil or no liner, but we love parchment for consistent cooking and easy clean-up.
If the brussels sprouts are really large, I will often cut them in half so they will cook a little quicker. I also love the little pieces of Brussel sprout leaves that fall off when cutting them. Those little pieces crisp up and taste just like chips, it’s one of my favorite parts of roasted brussels sprouts! So make sure to throw those in your pan too and don’t discard them as a food scrap.
If the brussels sprouts are small, I will leave them whole since little whole sprouts cook quickly on their own. As you can see in the photo, most of my brussels sprouts are cut in half but there are a handful that were really small in the bag so I left them whole.
Spread the brussels sprouts evenly on the pan and drizzle with the olive oil, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper over the top.
You’re going to be flipping the brussels sprouts halfway through the cooking time, so I don’t bother to mix up the brussels sprouts with the oil and seasoning when I first put them in. I just drizzle and sprinkle everything over the top and it blends when I flip them during the cooking time.
Cook the brussel sprouts in oven for 15 minutes.
Technically, the oven roasted brussel sprouts are cooked after 15 minutes but if you eat them at this point they might still have their bitter taste. To get that delicious full caramelized flavor, you need to cook your brussels sprouts even longer. You’re looking for that sweet spot where they’re starting to brown and crisp up but not so long they get overly crisp.
It’s perfectly OK if you want to eat a baked brussel sprout at this point and see if they are done to your liking. I won’t tell anyone and this is what I eat too;) This is also why I’m often full before we even sit down to dinner since I want to make sure everything tastes as perfect as possible.
Personally, I like to cook the oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe just a little bit longer to bring out more of a caramelized flavor, if that’s what you want to do also know that at this point you’ll want to flip the brussels sprouts and put back in the oven.
Cook for 5-10 more minutes until the easy baked brussel sprouts are done to your liking. For this particular batch in the post, I added an extra 10 minutes. So in total the baking time for the oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe was 25 minutes.
Feel free to add more salt and pepper after cooking if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Baked brussel sprouts truly make the most simple oven roasted brussel sprouts recipe. I can just about guarantee this easy brussel sprouts recipe will become a family favorite of yours too.
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Roasting other vegetables:
The method I used in this recipe is my standard to go to recipe for roasting basically any vegetable (or mixing roasted vegetables). As long as your vegetables are cut to a smaller size like 1/2”-2”, most vegetables will cook in the same amount of time. Key again, would be to check them after 10 to 15 minutes, flip them and then every five minutes check to see that they are done to how you like them. So easy!
Other recipes you’ll love
- 16 oz brussel sprouts
- 1/2-3/4 tsp salt or garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 375 and put your oven rack in the middle position
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- Cut any large brussel sprouts in half, it's fine to leave small brussel sprouts whole
- Evenly spread the brussel sprouts on the baking sheet and drizzle the olive oil over the top of the vegetables
- Sprinkle with the salt and pepper
- Bake the brussel sprouts for 15 minutes. They'll technically be cooked at this point but to get the best caramelized flavor, they'll need to cook a little longer.
- Flip the brussel sprouts and cook for 5-10 minutes longer until they pierce easily with . fork and they're starting to turn golden brown.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!