I have always loved Brussels sprouts, even when I was kid. I know, that sounds so strange, but it is true. My kids never cared for them until I made roasted Brussels sprouts and then they couldn’t get enough! Then to make things interesting the next time I made them only 1 out of the 3 would touch them (insert eye roll here). So this is hit or miss with kids, but I love them every single time.
One of the best ways to ensure you get delicious Brussels sprouts every time is by choosing the right ones. Choose Brussels sprouts that are vivid green and are tightly closed. Squeeze the head, it should be hard enough that there is very little give. The smaller Brussels sprouts taste sweeter. After purchasing your Brussels sprouts use them right away and don’t over cook them. Over cooking can make them bitter. They are not too hard to make though, and they are very easy to enjoy. 🙂
Roasting any vegetable is my favorite way to prepare them. It brings out the flavor and keeps them crisp, but tender. This recipe for Brussels sprouts is so easy to make and only calls for a few ingredients. The result is sprouts that are deliciously crisp on the outside and perfectly cooked in the middle. They really are so good!
Roasted brussels sprouts
- 1 lb brussels sprouts
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic cloves
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400. Trim the ends of the brussels sprouts, and remove yellowing leaves from the outside and cut each sprout in half the long way. Put the sprouts in a large bowl, and toss with the oil and season well with salt and pepper.
- Add the sprouts onto a cooking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to brown the vegetables evenly, until crisp on the outside and tender within. Add additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve immediately
Things you’ll need to make roasted Brussels sprouts:
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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you’re here you’ll find something that makes your #momlife easier!