This easy and delicious Crispy Brussel Sprouts recipe is a keeper!
Crispy Brussel Sprouts are always a treat, especially with all the different ways there are to cook them. With all their amazing health benefits, you’ll want to make this baked Brussel sprouts recipe all the time!
Cooking Brussel sprouts is super easy! Brussels sprouts are as simple to prepare, season, and serve! Our roasted version makes them crisp but tender— every bite is lightly seasoned.
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What Are Brussels Sprouts and What Do I Do With Them?
Few plants are considered superfoods, but Brussels sprouts are up at the top! Just like little cabbages, this sweet little plant is packed full of Vitamin C, which makes them a cold-weather superfood. They also have tons of fiber, and Vitamin K. And because their flavor is so mild, it won’t be hard to get kids to eat their veggies!
My personal favorite is serving sprouts with a turkey dinner during the holidays. However, we make brussels all year round (they are my boy’s favorite veggie)! We love to serve crispy brussels sprouts with some of our favorite chicken dishes like creamy lemon chicken, chicken dijon and air fryer buttermilk chicken. Add some homemade oven baked fries and jalapeno corn muffins!
What Do They Taste Like?
Eaten raw, Brussel sprouts have a bitter flavor, but that flavor is dissipated if they are shredded and served raw in a salad with dressing. Eating them raw preserves their maximum health benefits.
Once they are cooked, brussels sprouts have a mildly sweet, nutty flavor that is complemented by all kinds of seasoning profiles. Roasted sprouts go with everything, too!
How Long Do Brussels Sprouts Last Before Cooking Them?
- If brussels sprouts globes are still on their stalk, remove any wilted leaves before storing in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the fridge. They will keep about a week.
- If they are loose and cut away from the stalk, store them in a plastic bag with a sheet of paper towel to absorb any moisture. Make sure there is no condensation on the inside of the bag.
How to Clean Brussels Sprouts
The leaves on a Brussel sprout are very tightly attached to the globe. However, it’s wise to wash each sprout and trim away any leaves that are wilted or discolored. Discard Brussel sprouts that are bruised or soft.
How to Cut Brussels Sprouts
Slice off the bottom root of the sprouts to clean it up before cooking. Remove any spoiled or loose leaves. For this recipe, we cut each brussel sprout in half vertically before seasoning and cooking to maximize the “crispy” factor!
Ingredients and Variations
BRUSSELS SPROUTS Fresh, crisp Brussels sprouts are the star of this dish!
SEASONINGS Sprouts are tossed with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice!
- If you really like bacon, add cooked bacon for the last 5-10 minutes. Or, try baked brussel sprouts wrapped with bacon!
- They taste great shredded in a salad, or sautéed with bacon and balsamic vinegar.
- Or, try them fried or roasted on a grill!
- Brussel sprouts in the Air Fryer are a quick and easy way to save time and space in the kitchen while serving a savory side!
How to Bake Brussel Sprouts
We think this is the best Brussel Sprouts recipe because only a few ingredients are needed to make it, and just three quick and easy steps are all it takes!
- Toss trimmed Brussels sprouts with oil and seasonings.
- Bake in one layer in the oven.
- Increase oven temp and sprinkle Brussels sprouts with lemon juice. Bake according to the recipe at the bottom of this post until sprouts are crispy.
Can You Roast Frozen Sprouts?
Frozen Brussel sprouts can be roasted easily! Simply add another 20 minutes to the cooking time and check for doneness by piercing one from the center of the baking tray to make sure it’s tender. Easy Peasy! (Check after about 10 extra minutes for smaller sprouts.)
Storing and Freezing Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Brussel sprouts will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for about 3 to 4 days. Any longer and their flavor may start to become bitter.
- Reheat them in the microwave with a dash of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
- Reheat in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes. This will keep them crisp, but just warm the inside. Any more and they may become soft.
- Freeze cooked Brussel sprouts by allowing them to completely cool and then put them in a zip top bag or Stasher bag with the date labeled on the outside. They will keep about 12 months!
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup lemon juice optional
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with foil and set aside.
- Clean brussels sprouts, trim the bottom, and remove any spoiled leaves. Cut sprouts in half lengthwise.
- In a large bowl, toss sprouts with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Add to baking tray in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes.
- Increase oven temperature up to 450°F. Sprinkle brussels sprouts with lemon juice if using. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes to brown, being careful not to burn the sprouts.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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