An easy oven-roasted Brussel sprouts recipe that 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!
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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 them the BEST way you'll ever taste in your life.
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!! Thank goodness ;)..... In current times, the best way to cook them is by making roasted Brussel sprouts in the oven. If this was your childhood too, you might be wondering how do you roast Brussel sprouts in the oven instead?
Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Ingredients
- 16 oz Brussel sprouts
- ½-3/4 teaspoon salt or garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
I love that there are so few ingredients in such a tasty and flavorful dish. We love garlic and add minced garlic whenever we can, which is why we suggest using either salt or garlic salt. Whatever your personal preference! You might want to start with ½ teaspoon of salt and after cooking if you want the Brussel sprouts a little saltier, then mix in another ¼ tsp.
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Oven Brussel Sprouts Recipe variations
Our recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts is about as easy as it gets. Here are some ideas for other ingredients you ca add to change up the flavor. They're totally optional of course! Our favorite way to cook sprouts is just with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
- Garlic powder
- Minced garlic
- Dried herbs - Italian seasoning, dried rosemary, basil, thyme
- Shredded Parmesan - add after you flip the Brussel sprouts
- Crumble cooked bacon over the top
How to bake Brussel Sprouts
Turn your oven to 375°F and make sure your oven rack is in the middle position.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it 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, you can cut them in half so that they'll cook a little quicker. The little Brussel sprout leaves that fall off when cutting them turn into some of the best little bits when they crisp up and turn into little "chips". 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, you can just leave them whole since little whole sprouts cook quickly on their own. As you can see in the photo, most of our brussels sprouts are cut in half but there is a handful that was really small, so we left them whole.
Spread the brussels sprouts evenly on the pan and drizzle them with the olive oil, 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 the oven for 15 minutes.
How long to bake Brussel Sprouts
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!
You will love cooking Brussel Sprouts in Oven
Baked Brussel sprouts truly make the most simple oven-roasted Brussel sprouts recipe. I can just about guarantee this will become a family favorite of yours too.
What to Serve with Oven Baked Brussel Sprouts
- Starchy Sides: Mashed potatoes, cauliflower mashed potatoes, quinoa, baked sweet potato slices, or rice pilaf can complement the hearty texture of Brussels sprouts.
- Salads: A light, refreshing salad can provide a nice contrast. Think of salads that have hearty ingredients like a raw Brussel sprouts salad, arugula quinoa salad, or our roasted beet salad.
- Sauces and Dips: A lemon tahini sauce, garlic lemon aioli, or even a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
How to Store and Reheat Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Storing: Once cooled, store the roasted Brussels sprouts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Reheating: For best results, reheat the Brussels sprouts in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for about 10 minutes, or until they are heated through to maintain their crispy texture. Or you can microwave them, stirring after each 30 second increment until heated through. They won’t be crispy but the taste will still be great.
Oven Brussel Sprouts FAQs
Do you cut the ends off Brussels sprouts before roasting?
Yes, trim a small portion off the stem end of each Brussels sprout. This helps in even cooking and also removes any tough or woody parts. After trimming, you can also cut very large sprouts in half to make sure the sprouts all cook evenly.
Is it best to blanch Brussels sprouts before roasting?
Blanching isn’t necessary for roasting. However, if you do choose to blanch them, it can help in slightly reducing the cooking time and enhancing the green color. To blanch, boil the sprouts for about 2-3 minutes and then immediately plunge them into ice water.
How do you keep Brussels sprouts green when roasting?
To maintain the vibrant green color just make sure you don’t overcook them. You can also add a splash of lemon juice or vinegar but use it sparingly so you don’t overpower the dish flavors.
How do you clean Brussels sprouts before roasting?
- Remove any yellow or damaged outer leaves.
- Soak the Brussels sprouts in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes to dislodge any dirt.
- Rinse under running cold water.
- Trim the ends and proceed with your recipe.
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