Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Shallots and Fresh Garden Thyme

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

This recipe has such an amazing flavour. I browned the sprouts in my huge stainless steel skillet and that made them taste almost nutty. I didn't want to heat up my kitchen, so fired up the bbq. and kept it on low. You can also put these in the oven if you don't want to be adventureous with the bbq. You will have to test the sprouts to make sure they don't get mushy. I took mine off when they were just fork tender and let them sit in the house on my stove top with the lid on the skillet and they finished cooking on their own. You might also want to add a dolop of sour cream on these, or a slash of balsamic vinegar just before you serve them.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 12 lbs Brussels sprouts (small works best, trim the bottom off and remove a few of the outer leaves)
  • 8 ounces shallots (I cut mine up into big pieces)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (I used low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons thyme (fresh from the garden is best)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350'F. Or, use your bbq. Either will work.
  2. In a large oven/bbq. proof skillet warm your olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Clean your brussels sprouts and prepare your shallots. I cut the ends off the sprouts and removed the papery coating from the shallots. Cut the shallots into large pieces.
  4. Put the brussels sprouts into the warmed oil and saute until you get dark spots on the outer part of the sprouts. Should take about 6 mintues.
  5. Add the chopped shallots and cook for about 2 more minutes until the shallots have the same dark markings on them as the sprouts.
  6. Add in the broth. In any case, the broth should reach 1/2 way up the side of the vegetables. So judge accordingly.
  7. Stir in the thyme, salt and pepper. I picked my thyme out of the garden just before I added it, that gave it an amazing flavour.
  8. Bring the broth up to a good simmer and transfer it to the oven or bbq. It should take about 20 minutes to cook the sprouts until they are fork tender.
  9. Remove from the oven/bbq. after done and put the lid on and let the pot sit. The sprouts will cook a little more. If you don't want to cover them, just let them sit for a few minutes.
  10. Transfer to a nice dish and serve with the sour cream or balsamic vinegar if using.
  11. Bon Appetit.