Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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A simple and delicious recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The secret? Roast them in the oven with just the right amount of spice, a mix of butter and oil, and breadcrumbs or panko!

These would be the perfect side to this Turkey Breast in a Crock-Pot or Shepherd’s Pie.

Up-close overhead photo of a bowl of Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Love ’em or Hate ’em?

When you mention Brussels sprouts, chances are you’ll find a lot of people who don’t like them. But I’ve found that when prepared correctly, they’re some of the most DELICIOUS roasted vegetables out there. Not a believer? Give this recipe a try and let me know in the comment section what you think.

The great thing about these roasted Brussels sprouts is that they pair extremely well with other side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, wild rice salad, and Thanksgiving dressing.

When Brussels sprouts are mushy, that texture alone is a turn-off for most people. The “secret” to this recipe is making the Brussels sprouts crispy, which really enhances the flavor and texture. And overcooked sprouts get that high-sulfur smell, just like boiled cabbage has.

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Brussels Sprouts do look like little cabbages, and they’re in the same general family of veggies. The unusual name, though, refers to Brussels, Belgium, where the veggie s first appeared in northern Europe during the 5th century.

Overhead ingredient shot of everything needed for Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

How do you make Roasted Brussel Sprouts crispy?

  • The key is to roast them in the oven. Jump to the next section to learn more about how to do that.
  • The important thing here is don’t let the sprouts overlap. If they overlap they’ll steam instead of roast and get soggy. Use two sheet pans if needed.
  • Cover the sprouts in olive oil. This allows them to caramelize better, and as a bonus, allows the panko and Parmesan to stick to them better.

Step-by-step process photos of preparing oven-roasted Brussels sprouts.

How do you roast Brussel Sprouts in the oven?

Roasted Brussels Sprouts aren’t as difficult as you might think.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss the sprouts in both olive oil and melted butter. The oil will caramelize the vegetables in the oven (make them crispy!), while the butter enhances the flavor.
  3. Coat the Brussels sprouts in Parmesan cheese and panko/breadcrumbs mixture, then spread evenly on a tray.
  4. Bake for 18-23 minutes until crisp-tender.

Step-by-step process photos of preparing oven-roasted Brussels sprouts.

Can Roasted Brussels Sprouts be made in advance?

These are best served fresh and warm, and I do not recommend making these in advance.

You can prepare the Brussels sprouts up to a day in advance by washing, trimming, and halving them ahead of time. If you elect to do this, make sure to store the uncooked sprouts in an airtight container in the fridge.

Up-close overhead photo of perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts

What should you pair with Roasted Brussels Sprouts?

This roasted garlic and Parmesan recipe makes the perfect side dish! Here are some meals these Brussel Sprouts pair well with:

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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

5 from 35 votes
Ultra crispy and flavorful Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for your holiday meal. This is the last Brussels Sprout recipe you'll ever need!
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

5 from 35 votes
Ultra crispy and flavorful Roasted Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for your holiday meal. This is the last Brussels Sprout recipe you'll ever need!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted brussel sprouts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Chelsea

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH: garlic powder, freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/3 cup Panko (or breadcrumbs) See Note 1
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, separated

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Trim the Brussels Sprouts and slice large ones in half. Place in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and melted butter. Add in the salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Toss gently until seasonings are evenly distributed and sprouts are well coated. They need to have enough oil and butter so the panko and Parmesan will stick; add an additional tablespoon of oil if needed. Finally, add in the Panko and 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Toss again to ensure the panko and cheese coat all the sprouts.
  • Transfer to a large baking sheet and spread the sprouts so they aren't overlapping. Some of the panko/Parm will fall to the tray and that's fine, as long as most of the sprouts are well coated in it. If not, sprinkle the mixture on the sprouts.
  • Bake 18-23 minutes or until sprouts are lightly browned, tender, and the cheese is melted. (This may vary, depending on actual oven temperature and size of sprouts.) Remove from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese on the hot sprouts. I like to take some of the toasted Panko from the tray and add it on top of the Brussel Sprouts!

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Recipe Notes

Note 1: I think panko makes all the difference in these sprouts, but breadcrumbs will also work. You can leave these out either entirely, of course, if you prefer. To read about panko/breadcrumbs click here. You can typically find panko in the Japanese cuisine section of your store or near regular breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1371IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3mg

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69 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love roasted Brussels sprouts (or steamed, or shredded in stir fry, and so on). Last Holiday season I had a recipe that coated the sprouts in a little bacon grease. They were good but I’m betting these are healthier AND tasty. Thanks.

    1. Thank you Anna!! Are you looking for a main dish to serve alongside the sprouts or other side dishes?

  2. So, I didn’t have bread crumbs and I only had the crumbly parm cheese, but I did this recipe anyways and it was deliscious! I have been trying to get my brussels crispy for quite some time and have been unsuccessful until now! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. YESSSS!! It’s seriously the best thing when you find a way to love a food you didn’t before! I’m so glad you enjoyed. Thanks for your comment Rose! 🙂

      1. Chelsea,. Just wanted to let you know that I made again, however this time I missed the panko with a few instant potatoe flakes andparm cheese!! They were again absolutely delicious,. And I don’t eat them but I do with your recipe!! Ummmmm

  3. 5 stars
    I love roasted brussel sprouts! I was super excited to try these and they definitely did not disappoint! So Good!

  4. 5 stars
    I never roasted Brussels sprouts before and looked at at least 3 different recipes. I liked the ingredients for this one (not too many, not too few, easily available, rationale for using, etc.) and tried it today. Wonderful!! I only bought 1/2 the amount of Brussels sprouts that the recipe called for (only serving 2 people), and cut down the measurements accordingly. Really delicious. Thank you for sharing this very tasty and easy recipe. Love it!

      1. 5 stars
        Also tried this with green beans and they were fabulous! (I’m having the leftover beans tonight.)

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I substituted with Ian’s gluten free Panko breadcrumbs and it was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made roasted brussel sprouts a bunch of times, but I never added breadcrumbs before- it definitely kicked it up a huge notch! My sister liked the recipe for the first time. 10/10 recommend the bread crumbs.

    1. I wouldn’t recommend frozen; they won’t turn out quite right. If you do use frozen though, I’d let them thaw and dry thoroughly before proceeding with the recipe. Enjoy!

      1. 5 stars
        I used frozen ones. I just let them thaw out good first. I’m sure fresh are better but they’re super expensive wherr I live verses a $1 a bag for frozen. So their not bad frozen:)

  7. I didn’t think I liked brussel sprouts until I had them roasted. This looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it! Will they cook the same if I line my cookie sheet with Parchment paper?

  8. 5 stars
    Tried making brussel sprouts for the first time (having only ever eaten them once before) using this simple recipe. It tasted delicious! Accidental Pro tip: Goes really well with salmon and some crispy seared lemon slices. Next time I’ll try adding bits of bacon. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. These are great! I need to double the recipe next time. How would they turn out if using 2 racks in the oven at the same time?

  10. 5 stars
    Another hit, my husbands favorite way to have brussels sprouts. I made these many times, in fact they are in the oven now. Thank you Chelsea

  11. I’ve made this recipe a few times and each time, I jazz it up even more. But one thing I noticed 18 minutes is almost too long to roast the sprouts. They became mushy past this point. Maybe it’s just my oven, but check them earlier than the time given so you can judge the tenderness according to your preference. So I check the sprouts at about 13-14 minutes and then broil them for about another 2-2.5 minutes and they came out great.

    1. This is great advice! Every oven cooks a little differently and it’s definitely smart to check them early! Thanks! 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    I do not like brussels sprouts but these were incredible. I cooked them for a friends and had to try them. Crispy texture, just perfect. I am a believer.

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