oven roasted brussels sprouts

What? You don’t like Brussels sprouts? How can you not love them?

If the only way you’ve ever had Brussels sprouts is from a frozen package and then boiled to death, I’d like to think you’re in for a treat.

But the reality is, some people just don’t like them. I get that. Cruciferous vegetables are not everyone’s cup of tea. Cauliflower, Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Rapini…am I scaring you yet? I love them all but not everyone does.

But if you’ve not had Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven and caramelized along with olive oil and chunks of fresh garlic, then I hope you’ll try them this way. I even cheat on this one sometimes, in the sense that I buy the already-cleaned, pre-packed fresh sprouts that are easy to just rinse, cut in half and roast. *Gasp*

Cut me a little break; at times, that’s my only option in this neck of the woods.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Recipe

  • 12 oz cleaned Brussels sprouts, cut in half
  • 2-4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375.

Take all of the above and toss together in a heavy skillet or oven-safe dish.

Place in oven and roast for 15 minutes. Stir contents and let roast for 5-10 minutes more, or until Brussels sprouts become tender but not mushy and begin to brown and caramelize.

roasted caramelized brussels sprouts lola rugulaThese not only make a great side dish, they also make a nice appetizer. If using for an appetizer, try to use larger sprouts, in which case they may have to roast a few minutes longer.

Do you like or loathe Brussels sprouts?

2 thoughts on “oven roasted brussels sprouts

  1. Sigh. Yup, I have memories of nasty, frozen Brussels sprouts from my childhood. My better half has offered to make them numerous times, and each time I turn up my nose. My poor daughters don’t even know what one is! I really do need to just put on my big girl panties and let him make them for the fam.

    • Yes! Put on your big girl panties! lol! I know you like veggies, you should at least try them – especially when your sweet chef husband is willing to make them for you. It took just a little persuading to get my husband to try them and now, he’s a huge fan. Even if you don’t like them, at least you can say you’ve had the non-boiled version. : )

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