Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 6 reviews

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Cook time Cook time: 40 minutes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts is an easy side dish to make, with delicious nutty flavors and healthy nutrients. This dish requires only a few ingredients, and it will make a perfect side dish for any holiday or family meal.

We love making easy and delicious side dishes, and this one tops the list. It has the perfect mix to be your favorite side dish on the table. It is flavorful, crunchy, healthy, and easy to prepare. To indulge you, even more, we recommend you pair them with Garlic Sesame Chicken, Roasted Beef Tenderloin or Slow Cooker Corned Beef.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Baked Brussels Sprouts are flavorful and taste delicious, and go well with any main dishes on the table. The great thing about them is how simple and effortless it is to prepare them. You basically take some fresh Brussels sprouts, clean, cut them in half, season with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast them in the oven.

Roasting them is the perfect way to bring out the delicious nutty flavors, and make them crisp and crunchy. We have tried many variations of cooking Brussels sprouts, and we believe that roasting them is the ultimate way to go. If you want to add a little extra flavor to them, add some Parmesan cheese or bacon when cooking.

How to make the perfect oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts?

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut off the brown ends of the brussels sprouts. Pull off any yellow and dry leaves, and slice sprouts in half lengthwise.
  • In a large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper, coat well.
  • Next, transfer them to the prepared baking sheet and roast for 35 to 45 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Taste and season with more kosher salt if needed.
  • Serve warm, sprinkled with some freshly grated parmesan if desired.

What’s the difference between cabbage and Brussels sprouts?

Even though the Brussels sprouts look like petite cabbages, they are different vegetables. Both are part of the same family, the Brassica family, but are not actually the same veggies.

Other members of the Brassica family are kale, broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, turnips, mustard, and bok choy.

What goes well with roasted Brussels sprouts?

This dish is very versatile, and can be served as is, or with various pairings. Some suggestions would be:

What else can you add to Roasted Brussels Sprouts?

This recipe can be adjusted based on your preference. Other popular mixes that go well with it are:

  • Parmesan Cheese – toss the Brussels sprouts with 1 cup of parmesan cheese before baking or sprinkle some on top right after baking and toss before serving.
  • Bacon – cook bacon in a pan until nice and crispy, mix with the oven-roasted Brussels sprouts before serving.
  • Balsamic Vinegar and honey – mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and toss the Brussels sprouts into the mixture right after baking.
  • Garlic – add 1 or 2 tablespoons of garlic powder to the Brussels sprouts before roasting.
  • Hot Pepper Flakes – add 1 teaspoon if hot pepper flakes to the Brussels sprouts before roasting.

Should I wash brussel sprouts before cooking?

Like any other vegetable, this one is best to be washed. To clean them, trim the ends and rinse in a large bowl of cold water. The dust or any sediments will float to the bottom of the bowl. Once rinsed, transfer them to a colander and pat dry before cooking.

Can brussel sprouts be eaten raw?

Like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and other vegetables from the same family, brussels sprouts can be eaten raw for most people. However, some people experience gas and bloating from difficult-to-digest when eating them. Hence, is best and easier to digest once cooked.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe Tips:

  • Use fresh and organic brussel sprouts. Also, try to pick larger sized Brussels sprouts, because you will cut them in half. Similarly, when cooking them they will reduce in size, so is best to use larger sized sprouts.
  • When roasting the brussel sprouts is best to place them directly on a metal baking sheet without any foil or paper. This will make them crispier and crunchier.
  • Don’t overcrowd your pan. Make sure there is some space between them so they cook evenly and have room to breathe. Otherwise, they will steam and won’t be as crunchy.
  • In addition, make sure the oven is pre-heated to 425 degrees F before placing them in the oven. To make them crispier, you want to have high heat.
  • It is best to keep them cut side down when roasting.

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Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts is an easy side dish to make, with delicious nutty flavors and healthy nutrients. This dish requires only few ingredients, and it will make the perfect side dish for any holiday or family meal. 

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 5 servings as a side dish
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 50 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 181 Carbohydrates: 2 Protein: 7 Fat: 16 Saturated Fat: 5 Cholesterol: 17 Sodium: 655 Potassium: 44 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 0 Vitamin A: 175 Calcium: 222 Iron: 0.3
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Melissa Chapman

Being vegan I am always looking for a new vegetable to add to my repertoire. This one sounds like one to add to the rotation and the family will love it.


This is a great side dish!


Bill Sweeney

I like Brussels Sprouts just about any way they're prepared. Roasted is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. Perfect and simple recipe!


Simple sometimes is the best :)



I had such a bad experience with brussels sprouts when I was a kid that I have never been able to eat them. Yours look lovely - you can have my helping! ;)


You should give them another chance :)



These look so good! I bet they would be so fantastic with some mashed potatoes and chicken!



In the last few years I have been curious about brussels sprouts again. Are used to hate the message child but nowadays the way they are made I think I would love them.



Those look amazing! I actually love brussel sprouts. I know not many do, but I sure do. I'm saving this recipe for later.


Kathleen Bailey

Thank you for this! I have been wanting to try roasted brussels sprouts but I wasn't sure how to make them. They look so easy!


Olivia Douglass

I love Brussels sprouts and finding new ways to make them. One of my favorite ways is with onion, corn and red pepper flakes! Oh my! 


How do you make it with corn?



I need to find a way to enjoy brussel sprouts - my husband loves them and I try to avoid. This looks like it might be a good one to try!



These roasted brussel sprouts are perfect! They have become one of my favorites.



I had Brussels sprouts last night! Love it! Need to try your version! Sounds awesome!


you will love them



My husband loves roasted Brussels sprouts. He eats them like candy. They are so easy to prepare.


haha I eat them like candy too



Serving these on Thanksgiving. Could I cook them days ahead and reheat? Suggestion greatly appreciated.


Yes, you can make them one day in advance, just keep in mind that they won't be crispy, but still delicious.



Looking forward to making these for the holiday to balance sweetness from other dishes . Could I pre bake the day before and then finish them in the oven on Thanksgiving ? Definitely want them crispy though ! Just trying to reduce the aroma .


Hi, yes you could for sure.


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