Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts taste delicious topped with bacon, parmesan, or garlic. A quick and easy side dish for weeknight dinners!
Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Sprouts are some of the most nutritious and healthy veggies that you can put on your plate. While there are plenty of different varieties of sprouts out there, Brussel Sprouts are likely the one you’re most familiar with. High in fiber and with plenty of protein, these veggies are good for you and- with our recipe for Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts- you’ll want to make them often!
We’ve found that roasting brussel sprouts yields the best results with the least amount of effort. While you could steam them, they’re not going to be very crispy and sauteing is pretty labor-intensive. Tossing your sprouts onto a baking sheet and letting them bake in the oven? Super easy, real simple, and totally delish!
We’ll walk you through not only how to make Roasted Brussel Sprouts, but we’ll even cover a few popular toppings and additions. Whether you enjoy Roasted Sprouts topped with some nice syrupy balsamic vinegar or mixed up with bacon and parmesan, you’ll find something you’ll love here!
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Ingredients for the Best Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts – Fresh sprouts will work best for this recipe. You can try using frozen but understand that the texture will be softer- meaning you won’t get that nice, crispy bite to them. We’d recommend topping your Roasted Frozen Brussel Sprouts with a bit of lemon juice to brighten them back up as well.
Olive Oil – No need to use anything fancy here. In fact, you could get away with using a 50:50 mix of olive oil and a cheaper flavorless oil like vegetable or grapeseed.
Salt and Pepper – Both for seasoning before baking and for seasoning to taste after baking.
How to cook Sprouts
Trim and half your Brussel Sprouts before arranging on a baking sheet.
Season your halved Sprouts with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Experiment with other toppings as desired.
Bake your Roasted Brussel Sprouts until warmed through and crisped to your liking before serving.
After trimming any hard roots from the ends of your sprouts and cutting them and half, transfer them to a baking sheet. You could also transfer them to a large mixing bowl or a ziploc bag for seasoning- we season on the sheet to cut down on clean-up.
Wherever you transfer your brussel sprouts, you’re going to hit them with your seasonings. To keep things really simple, just go with some olive oil, salt, and pepper.
At this point, you can experiment with all other sorts of seasonings. Try using some different herbs and spices and seeing how they affect the flavor. For some easy places to start, try topping with some herbs de Provence or maybe some Italian Seasoning!
All that’s left is to bake your sprouts at 400 degrees. Depending on how crispy you like them, you’ll want to pull them after about 20-30 minutes. You can, optionally, turn your sprouts over halfway through cooking to ensure they cook more evenly. Once your sprouts are cooked through and crisped to your liking, pull them from the oven. Hit them with any extra toppings you want, plate up, and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Variations & Toppings
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon – Everything’s better with bacon! Either top your roasted sprouts with some fried and chopped bacon or lay a few uncooked strips of bacon over your brussel sprouts before baking. This will give you crispy roasted bacon and allow your sprouts to cook in some of that delicious bacon fat!
Brussel Sprouts with Garlic – Before baking, add your brussel sprouts to a large mixing bowl with your salt, pepper, and oil. Toss in a couple teaspoons of minced garlic and toss to combine before placing on your baking sheet and continuing with the recipe.
Other Toppings – Outside of these two variations, there’s a whole world of toppings you can look at for your Roasted Sprouts! Try drizzling a bit of balsamic vinegar over the cooked veggies or topping with some grated parmesan.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- 1 lb Brussel Sprouts
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil divided
- 1 tsp Course Salt divided
- 1 tsp Black Pepper divided
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Grease baking sheet.
- Trim end of brussel sprouts and cut in half.
- Place on prepared pan, cut side up.
- Season with half of salt and pepper.
- Cook for 10 minutes.
- Turn sprouts over.
- Drizzle with remaining olive oil and season with remaining salt and pepper.
- Cook 10-15 more minutes.