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Once in a while, I stumble upon a delicious side dish that I’d love to make for my family. But often I can’t because it’s full of dairy or gluten. When I found this recipe for smashed Brussels sprouts, I was so taken with it that I decided to modify it to fit our dairy-free, gluten-free lifestyle. By replacing the cheese with both nutritional yeast and Daiya cheese shreds, I was able to replicate the ooey-gooey goodness of the original recipe, with no dairy! 

Smashed brussel sprouts make a surprisingly tasty side dishes. Learn how to make delicious cheesy DAIRY FREE smashed brussel sprouts with this recipe!

Do you ever come across a recipe you wish you could make for your family, but can’t because of some of the ingredients? Are you an experimenter when it comes to recipes and food? Or do you generally stick to the same few recipes? 

My friends say I’m an experimenter because I am a creative person. I think I generally try new recipes because I get bored by the same recipes over and over again. I also blame this love of creating new twists on old recipes – or making sauces for everything – on the fact that Dean and I used to eat out a lot. That, and I love to make food my family and friends will devour! It’s sort of my way of loving on them around the table. 

dairy free smashed brussel sprouts with Daiya

smashed brussel sprouts

How to Make Dairy Free Smashed Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 4 sides

Smashed brussel sprouts make a surprisingly tasty side dishes. Learn how to make delicious cheesy DAIRY FREE smashed brussel sprouts with this recipe!


  • 1-2 lbs brussel sprouts
  • water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Daiya shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking dish or cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place brussels sprouts in a pot of salted water. Cook on high for about 10 minutes, or until brussel sprouts are bright green. brussel sprouts in pot
  3. Drain blanched brussel sprouts and place in prepared baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and toss. brussel sprouts in baking dish
  4. Using a mug or a glass bottom, 'smash' each brussel sprout.
  5. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and Daiya cheese. smashed brussel sprouts before oven
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 10g

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I like to serve this baked side with an oven-roasted chicken or even our family favorite, slow cooker roast beef

What main dish would you pair with our delicious dairy-free smashed Brussels sprouts?

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