Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Nutritious and delicious brussels sprouts

I feel like brussels sprouts have a terrible reputation.  They’re kind of the quintessential vegetable that kids don’t want to eat, aren’t they?  I can only assume that this is either the result of a devious and widespread smear campaign engineered by their competition (who would that be?  Broccoli?  Cabbage?  Candy?  Deep thoughts.) or else maybe people are just cooking them poorly.  All I know is that when you make them this way they are super tasty.

This recipe couldn’t get a whole lot simpler.  Cut some brussels sprouts in half.  Put them on a pan.  Spray them lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, bake for 20 minutes or so. Voila, a nutritious and delicious side dish that even kids will eat.  Probably. You never really know with kids, do you?

Before roasting
After roasting! Hey, there's only so many pictures you can take of this operation.


  • Brussels sprouts.  However many you feel like eating, really.  I usually have like 5-7 per person as a side dish.
  • Salt
  • Pepper (if you’re feeling really daring)
  • Olive oil


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2 thoughts on “Roasted Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Not sure how it would figure into your diet, but my FAV way to have these is roasted (same way you said) with some pine nuts, a splash of balsamic vinegar and sometimes parmesan cheese. I’m guessing the cheese would be out, but roasting is DEFINITELY the best way to have these babies!