Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Super easy and deeply flavorful. Roasting makes the Brussels sprouts all crispy and carmelized on the outside while the insides are perfectly tender with none of the bitterness typically found in brussel sprouts. The roasting also gives them a sweeter flavor than they get when sauteed, steamed, or boiled.

"I almost didn't do the recipe because I like fast and easy. Well, the only time consuming part is..., waiting. I'm glad I tried it, my son gobbled up the sprouts. If I had cooked them longer, they would have been more tender, note to self. But this recipe is a must try! I didn't put the cheese or balsamic vinegar on them, I'll try that next. They even reheat well. We've eaten them for 3 nights, sadly, they are gone. I'll just have to make some more!!! YUMMY!"

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1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
8 cups Cold water
1/2 cup Kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt; or to taste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; or to taste
Pecorino Romano; (optional)

Original recipe makes 6



Trim stems and remove any wilted outer leaves from Brussels sprouts; wash. Halve vertically any large brussel sprouts; set aside. In a very large mixing or deep container stir together the 8 cups cold water and kosher salt until salt is completely dissolved. Add Brussels sprouts to brine mixture; making sure the sprouts are completely submerged (weigh down with a plate if necessary to keep sprouts submerged). Let stand for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

Drain Brussels sprouts; do not rinse. Place drained sprouts in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper, toss until coated. Transfer to a shallow baking dish or sheet pan large enough to hold the sprouts in a single layer. Roast, turning every 10-15 minutes, for 35-40 minutes, or until lightly browned and crisp outside and tender'll note that leaves that are loose will be especially brown and crispy...this is ideal. If desired, sprinkle with a little more salt and/or shaved romano cheese before serving.


I prefer my Brussels sprouts very tender and browned...feel free to pull back on the roasting time if you like yours a bit more firm. I often add chopped shallot (3 small), which becomes soft and sweet during the roasting process. For even more yumminess, add bacon or pancetta (1/4 pound; cut into small pieces), which coats the sprouts with its tasty fat. You can also sprinkle sprouts with your best quality balsamic vinegar (about 1 tablespoon) during the last 10-15 minutes of roasting, then sprinkle with (about 1 teaspoon) more before serving. The truth is, though, all Brussels sprouts really need to shine (aside from a hot oven) are a little olive oil, salt and pepper.


Try to choose sprouts that are all the same size so they cook evenly.

Roast them at the last minute, as they need to be eaten ASAP once out of the oven, otherwise, the outer cripiness will be lost.

I usually serve these with a roasted chicken and baked potatoes - all of the meal is in the oven together!


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I love brussel sprouts. But I have never had them roasted. As soon as it was cool enough to eat, inhaled the whole thing by myself lol it was so good!
jadedruid33 9 months ago
Very good. Will make it often .
Nanaschoices 10 months ago
Very good we liked it a lot.
Nanaschoices 10 months ago
larryrobinson 10 months ago
TMcR 11 month ago
Super easy and very tasty!
Photoree 11 month ago
These were fantastic! Easy to make and very flavorful.
beccav3 11 month ago
Not my favorite. I usually roast the sprouts with light coating of olive oil and sea salt.
phillips66 12 months ago
DELICIOUS. I used this as a side at Thanksgiving dinner. Scrumptious!!! There were none left!
Akindergar10 1 year ago
Tasty and easy to make. Used this recipe a few weeks ago. Everyone liked them and asked me to use this recipe today for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Lori55 1 year ago
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