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How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Wondering how to roast Brussels sprouts? You’ve come to the right place! Roasted Brussles sprouts are actually one of my favorite dishes.

In fact, roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. After the initial prep work, which is usually really easy, it’s a pretty hands-off way of cooking, and the clean-up is usually just one pan.

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The best reason to roast any vegetable, including Brussels sprouts, is because of the flavor and texture. Roasting caramelizes the sugars in vegetables, giving you crispy, toasty, flavorful bits of veggie in every bite.

Simply put, roasting enhances all the flavors the vegetables come with naturally, and makes them even more delicious. (Roasted broccoli and roasted carrots are two other favorites!)

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Roasting Brussels sprouts is easy! I know it will quickly become your favorite cooking method.

A quick tip! If your Brussels sprouts are large, parboiling them first will ensure that the innermost parts are cooked without letting the outer leaves blacken while roasting.

So what is parboiling? Basically it’s the proces of partially boiling things like meats or vegetables to allow them cook quicker and more evenly.

Find out how to parboil Brussels sprouts in this article!

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Here are the basic steps for how to roast Brussels sprouts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.
  2. Make sure your Brussels sprouts are washed, trimmed, halved, and completely dry. Wet veggies will steam instead of roast, which will make them mushy and prevent caramelization.
  3. Spread the Brussels sprouts out on the baking sheet, drizzle them generously with a good olive oil, and season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. If you want to add other seasonings, now is the time.
  4. Toss the Brussels sprouts with your hands until they are all thoroughly coated with oil and the seasonings are well distributed. Spread them out in a single layer.
  5. Roast in the oven until the Brussels sprouts are tender and have good carmelization – those crispy browned bits that taste so good.
  6. Serve immediately!
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How Long to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Without parboiling first, roasted Brussels sprouts take anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes to cook through depending on their size.

You’ll know your Brussels sprouts are done with they are just fork tender and have lots of lovely, golden brown caramelization across the leaves and edges.

Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts

You can shred Brussels sprouts and eat them raw, like in these Shaved Brussels Sprout Grain Bowls or this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with fuji apples, red onion, avocado, and feta.

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Brussels sprouts are great additions to that weeknight favorite, the sheet pan dinner.

One-Pan Honey-Roasted Turkey and Vegetables and Balsamic-Glazed Chicken and Winter Vegetables are both perfect examples of roasting everything on a single rimmed baking sheet for super easy clean-up.

You can also add Brussels sprouts to slow cooker meals like a savory chicken and vegetable dinner featuring potatoes, carrots, and Brussels sprouts.

Skillet-roasted Brussels sprouts are great in a vegetarian frittata stuffed full of veggies and protein.

Brussels sprouts are great in soup, like Saxe-Coburg soup, which uses ham and winter vegetables like Brussels sprouts.

You can even cook Brussels sprouts on the grill!

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Our Favorite Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Roasted Brussels sprouts are so easy and so delicious. They are at their peak from early fall to early spring, so take full advantage of the season and make one of these delicious roasted Brussels sprout recipes: