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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

by jughandle


If you’ve never considered Roasted Brussel Sprouts a go to side dish for Thanksgiving, much less any meal, you are not alone.  Sprouts have been the redheaded stepchild of the vegetable world ever since mothers and grandmothers served boiled, bland sprouts to us as children.

I was lucky early in my palette formative years.  I had a chef friend sauté a pan full of sprouts that made me forget about all the bad ones I had before.

So many ways to cook sprouts, so little time.  I am including below, my favorite and easiest way to cook these delicious bite sized morsels.  You should experiment.  Add flavor, try different pairings.  Eat them while they are still inexpensive.  – jughandle


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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

CRISPY roasted brussel sprouts are the perfect side dish for just about any meal. Learn what makes a dish good then add your own twists to it to make it your own.
Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine American
Keywords Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Cooking Method oven roasted, saute
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
saute 12 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 1.5 pounds brussel sprouts - trimmed and halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter - melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper - freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 cup Panko - Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese - grated
  • 1 clove garlic - optional - minced
  • 4 strips bacon - crispy with oil, optional

Equipment Needed:

  • cast iron skillet


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Wash and trim the brussel sprouts removing the dry outer leaf. Slice the ones that are larger than bite size in half. Place in a large bowl and store in a bowl with a lid in the fridge until needed.
  • Prior to cooking, drizzle olive oil and melted butter over prepped sprouts. Add the salt, and pepper. Toss to coat in the oil/butter. Add in the Panko and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Toss again to ensure the panko and parmesan coats all the sprouts.
  • In a large cast iron frying pan fry your bacon until crispy. Drain the bacon on a paper towel and retain the grease in the pan.
  • Transfer the prepped sprouts to a large cast iron frying pan and saute in the bacon grease and olive oil coating until the sprouts start to get a brown edge. Place your pan with the sprouts into your preheated oven and roast for 10 to 12 minutes to heat the sprouts through and fork tender
  • The Parmesan cheese should be melted and the bread crumbs crispy. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on the hot brussel sprouts.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and scrape up any crispy parts still in the pan to also add to the serving bowl. Crumble the crispy bacon over the dish if you are using bacon, Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.


If time is going to be short on the day of your meal, prepare the brussel sprouts up to a day in advance by washing, trimming and cutting them in half ahead of time. When you choose to do this, make sure to store the uncooked sprouts in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days before cooking them.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 490mg21%
Potassium 488mg14%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 978IU20%
Vitamin C 97mg118%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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