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The holiday season is nearing and these roasted brussel sprouts are a great side dish to complement your holiday meal. Give this dish a try with step-by-step instructions on the best way to cook brussel sprouts!

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts Ingredients

  • Brussel sprouts: a cruciferous green vegetable popularized in Brussels, Belgium, which gave them their name. They are delicious, vitamin-packed, and perfect for a holiday side dish!
  • Avocado oil: an edible oil pressed from the popular avocado fruit. Avocado oil is well-loved for its flavorful addition to savory and sweet dishes. (You may choose to substitute this for olive oil.)
  • Garlic powder: a spice derived from dehydrated garlic. Garlic powder is sweeter and less strong than plain garlic. (You may choose to substitute this with 1-2 cloves of regular garlic.)
  • Sea salt: made from the evaporation of ocean or seawater. It’s processed much less than table salt and retains trace minerals. 
  • Ground black pepper: Made from a flowering vine, black pepper is dried and used as a spice or seasoning. 

Variations

You can add:

  • Parmesan cheese: a hard cheese made from cow’s milk, aged at least 12 months. Parmesan cheese is commonly used as a garnish on dishes like pasta, pizza, and roasted vegetables.
  • Red pepper flakes: a spice made from crushed red chili peppers. Red pepper flakes would add a kick of spice to this dish.
  • Chopped fresh parsley: a herb used to garnish dishes in European, Middle Eastern, and North American cuisines.
  • Bacon: a salt-cured pork cut of the belly or back. It is used as a side dish and a garnish in North American cuisine.

How to Make Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. cut Brussels sprouts with knife
  2. Trim and discard the stem ends, pull off and discard any discolored leaves and slice each brussel sprout in half. hand pouring avocado oil into baking dish of Brussels sprouts
  3. Add the brussel sprouts to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle on sea salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to evenly coat. roasted Brussels sprouts in a baking dish
  4. Cook in preheated oven until sprouts are tender and the edges are golden brown (about 18-22 minutes). white bowl of Brussels sprouts next to a spoon on a cloth napkin
  5. Serve warm garnished with grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, and/or chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve roasted brussel sprouts with:

Tips for Making Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • Toss the brussel sprouts well so the seasoning is spread equally among the sprouts.
  • Space the brussel sprouts evenly on the pan, preferably in one layer. This will ensure they are nice and crispy rather than steamed.
  • Serve warm once the brussel sprouts are tender and golden brown.
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FAQ

Can you use frozen brussel sprouts?

Absolutely! The instructions remain the same whether you use fresh or frozen brussel sprouts.

How long are roasted brussel sprouts good for?

Roasted brussel sprouts can be sealed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Can roasted brussel sprouts be reheated?

Roasted brussel sprouts can be reheated in the oven, a skillet, or the microwave.

How long to roast brussel sprouts

Brussel sprouts should be roasted until they are tender and the edges are golden brown, which is about 18-22 minutes.

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Dietary Considerations

This recipe is already gluten and dairy free. If you want to make it vegetarian/vegan, don’t add bacon or parmesan cheese.

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a healthy holiday side dish. Find out how to roast Brussel sprouts to achieve the perfect texture and yummy taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of brussel sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 1-2 cloves of garlic)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Optional garnishes: grated parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Trim and discard the stem ends, pull off and discard any discolored leaves and slice each brussel sprout in half.
  3. Add the brussel sprouts to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle on seasoning. Toss to evenly coat.
  4. Place in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until sprouts are tender and the edges are a golden brown.
  5. Serve warm garnished with grated parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper and/or chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

Leftover brussel sprouts may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 335mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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