This is the perfect recipe to make for anyone who is a Brussels sprouts skeptic. Roasted Brussels Sprouts are crispy and golden on the outside, tender and melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. (Forget any notion you have about Brussels sprouts being bitter, as roasting brings out a caramelized flavor that is absolutely delicious.)
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Recipe
Every week when I take my daughter to the grocery store, I ask her to pick out at least one fruit for the week and one vegetable for the week. Even though I already have most of my meal plan set for the week, it’s important for me to encourage her to participate and have a say in what we eat as a family. I find that when she gets a say, she’s more excited to eat what’s on offer.
While she normally picks veggies that can be enjoyed raw with dip, she often chooses artichokes or Brussels sprouts for her veggie selection.
When she picks Brussels sprouts, it’s either because she wants this roasted, crispy Brussels sprouts recipe or our cheesy Brussels sprouts skillet.
When roasted, Brussels sprouts release a naturally sweet, caramelized flavor and lose their unappetizing bitterness. The outsides get crispy while the insides get soft and tender for a gorgeous textural contrast.
I’m a big believer that everyone (including kids) can enjoy eating their vegetables when they are prepared the right way.
The below roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is easy enough for a weeknight side dish but also perfect for the holidays. The simple additions of garlic, salt and pepper makes for a sweet, salty, nutty and caramelized Brussels sprouts recipe that is perfectly balanced flavorwise and texturally.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Variation:
- drizzle with honey or balsamic glaze after roasting
- add favorite seasoning blend
- for a hit of umami saltiness, sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- add chopped bacon
- for a flavorful twist, drizzle with your favorite stir-fry sauce (like honey garlic or teriyaki sauce)
- serve overtop of hummus, unflavoured Greek yogurt or mashed sweet potato for a luscious twist
- use this easy roasting method for other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli or cauliflower
- brighten up with a sprinkle of fresh lemon juice
- spice it up with some red chile flakes
- add crunch with sesame seeds, nuts or pepitas
Health Benefits of Brussel Sprouts
- Folate – needed to make red and white blood cells in the bone marrow, convert carbohydrates into energy, and produce DNA and RNA
- Manganese – reduces inflammation and helps regulate blood sugars
- Vitamin C – promotes iron absorption, supports the immune system, necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues
- Vitamin K – essential for bone health
- Fibre – regulates blood sugars and helps support a healthy digestive system
- Anti-oxidants – helps lower your risk of chronic disease by reducing oxidative stress
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids – reduce blood triglycerides, slow cognitive decline, reduce insulin resistance and decrease inflammation
All cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, etc) contain a sulfur-containing phytocehmical called glucosinolate, which is responsible for that sulphuric odor and bitter flavor that many of us associate with Brussel sprouts – and the reason why so many people dislike them! By roasting or pan searing them, you allow the natural sugars of the Brussel sprouts to become caramelized to counter the bitter flavor.
How to store roasted Brussels sprouts: I’m not a fan of storing leftover Brussels sprouts in the fridge as the bitter flavor will return, but they can be stored for up to 5 days. For the best texture, reheat in the oven at 375F or under the broiler until hot.
How long to roast Brussels sprouts: for the perfect balance of crispy edges, tender, melt-in-your-mouth insides and an amazing caramelized flavor, we roast these these Brussels sprouts for only 15-20 minutes.
Be sure to check out our step-by-step video to see how to make these roasted Brussels sprouts at home – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Ingredients for Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the salt and pepper for your desired seasonings, such as ranch, red chile flakes, adobo, seasoning salt, etc.
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How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Preheat oven to 400F
Cut the brussel sprouts in half and place in a medium-sized bowl.
Pour the olive oil over the brussel sprouts and toss to coat.
Season with salt and pepper.
Spread the seasoned brussel sprouts over a cookie sheet. If desired, add whole cloves of garlic to the cookie sheet as well (do not mince as it will burn).
Place the cookie sheet in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Remove from oven once browned.
Best enjoyed warm.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our roasted Brussels sprouts recipe:
- 1 lb Brussels Sprouts, cleaned
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 4-6 Garlic Cloves, optional
- Preheat oven to 400F
- Cut the brussel sprouts in half and place in a medium-sized bowl.
- Pour the olive oil over the brussel sprouts and toss to coat.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread the seasoned brussel sprouts over a cookie sheet. If desired, add whole cloves of garlic to the cookie sheet as well (do not mince as it will burn).
- Place the cookie sheet in the oven and roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Remove from oven once browned.
- Best enjoyed warm.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this easy Brussel Sprouts recipe as much as mine does!
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