Weeknight Roasted Brussels Sprouts

"Brussels sprouts - the perfect holiday side dish - are simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil, then slow-roasted in a very hot oven until darkest brown. They are the perfect combination of sweet and salty, and make for perfect snack leftovers straight from the fridge the next day!"
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 425*F.
  • 2. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly, and shake to coat. Pour onto a baking sheet, and place on center oven rack.
  • 3. Roast in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking pan every 4 to 6 minutes for even browning. Reduce heat when necessary to prevent burning. Brussels sprouts should be darkest brown, almost black, when done. Adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if necessary. Serve immediately.
  • My Note: I did do 2 changes: 1- we halved them, so that we wouldn't get "mushy middles", lol. And, I read somewhere that if you remove the "choke" that's at the bottom of the sprout (inside), the brussel sprout will not be bitter. Voila! it worked! These yummmy, salty, nutty, crunchy, carmelized brussel sprouts were SO good. No bitterness what so ever! The super dark carmelized parts of the roasted bsprouts were the best! LUVVVVV this recipe, and will make over and over again!
  • This time, The only difference is that I sprinkle a few cloves of minced garlic on top as the sprouts roast, which is delicious--the roasted garlic is sweet and compliments the sprouts without overpowering them. Also, I usually parboil the sprouts first (for 2 minutes). This draws out bitterness, and cuts down on roasting time (25 minutes to nicely blackened).
  • Do it just long enough for the outer leaves to turn brown/crispy, about 15 minutes. So easy, so delicious. Sometimes I sprinkle balsamic vinegar on top.

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  1. Sharon123
    Easy and great results! I actually quartered the sprouts and sprinkled some apple smoked salt over. Thanks for posting!
  2. loof751
    Great simple way to showcase the tasty Brussels sprout! For me 20 minutes was the perfect cooking time, providing some dark crispy leaves without charring the entire sprout. My sprouts were of varying sizes so some were left whole, some halved and some quartered. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
  3. rosie316
    I made these lovely sprouts for our Thanksgiving dinner. The time and temp were right on the spot. Sadly, I decided to make Recipe #65427 (not Chef GRPA's) at the same time, since the temp and times were pretty much the same. I used only the oil, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper on both recipes, tossing all on the sheet pan together. At the 20 minute mark, the sprouts were done perfectly (I used steps 1-4), but the carrots weren't even close. I had to use tongs to pick all the sprouts out from amongst the veggies. They were served with our dinner. The carrots remained in the oven another 15 minutes and still were not done. Now I wish I would have doubled the sprouts instead of doing half and half. Thanks for a great way to roast brussels spouts. Definitely making these again. (Made for "New Kids on the Block" tag)



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