Roasted Brussels Sprouts – I promise they’re so good!

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Brussels sprouts… Not most people’s fave veggie.  When I was a kid, my Mom poured melted cheese all over them.  That worked. But as an adult I have developed a genuine love for this often-times-hated vegetable, and it’s does not involve masking them with cheese!  Instead, you ROAST them with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic.  So good!!!

Roasted vegetables are a great side dish to any main course.  I love to roast carrots and sliced sweet potatoes, too.  I prepare them exactly the same way as the brussels sprouts.  

What you need:

1 lb. fresh whole brussels sprouts
1/3 cup Olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1.5 tablespoons minced garlic
1 gallon zip lock bag

What you do:

First, slice off the hard ends of the brussels sprouts and discard them.  Slice each brussels sprout in half.  

Next, grab your gallon zip lock bag and put the remaining ingredients into it (salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil).  Add the brussels sprouts to the bag also, and seal the bag.  Work it all together either by shaking or lightly kneading the bag and mixing it all together.  

Pour the sprouts onto a non-stick cookie sheet.  (I like to put parchment paper on my trays for easier clean-up afterward.)  Roast in a 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes (or until they look as roasted as you’d like them.  Some people cook them for less time, or as long as 40 minutes. Just watch them and decide how dark or crisp you prefer them to be.)

And that’s it!  Easy peasy.  Next time try the same recipe using fresh carrots that have been cleaned and sliced into half-inch wide, finger-length pieces.  (They will need to roast longer than the sprouts.)  Sweet and savory.  So good!
There are other roasted brussels sprouts recipes out there that may include balsamic vinegar (which I love) or dried cranberries or bacon or onions.  I’m very happy with my simple recipe, though.  They have so much flavor.

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  • Reply Mrs Bishop

    One of my favorite foods! I love them roasted, just like that, and I also like to add rosemary garlic seasoning to them. SO good!

    April 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Alesha @ Full Time Mama

    I grew up hating brussels sprouts but now that I'm older I can tolerate them. I'll have to try this recipe- I may just find I LOVE them like this! šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! If you still need the code for the button let me know and I'll happily send it over to you! šŸ˜€ Hope to see you at DDT this week!

    April 28, 2015 at 4:40 am
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