Tuesday, January 4, 2011

recipe {roasted brussel sprouts}

brussel sprouts.  i'm sure for some people that vegetable brings up horrible memories from childhood.  i didn't grow up eating brussel sprouts.  i am an avid food network watcher and saw the different chefs roasting brussel sprouts and they all looked delicious, but i had never even tasted one until i was in new york city this past october.  we were at a little restaurant called "westville" in greenwich village.  brussel sprouts were one of their side dish options, so i figured i would give them a try.  they were delicious!  when i got home i decided to try and make them myself.  i have done them a couple of different ways...roasting them in the oven and sauteeing them.  both ways are good, but i am going to show you the roasting route today. 

if you have followed my recipes any, you know that i like ones that you can tailor to your own tastes.  this is definitely one of those.  i incorporate different vegetables with the brussel sprouts, you can use the same or substitute ones you like better.  the possibilities are endless!

brussel sprouts, mushrooms, red onion, sweet potato {not pictured}, bacon bits, olive oil, salt & pepper, minced garlic

cut the ends off the sprouts and then either half or quarter them

place in bowl

chopped onion, similar in size to sprouts

mixed veggies, quartered sprouts, chopped onions, chopped sweet potatoes & sliced mushrooms

about that much minced garlic

enough olive oil to lightly coat veggies

salt & pepper...don't skimp on the seasonings...it needs the flavor!  you can use other seasonings as well if you want.

place veggies in a baking dish that has been sprayed and then top with bacon bits

bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or a little longer, until your veggies are tender and look similar to the pic above.

this is a great side dish to just about anything!  again, you can use more or less vegetables, all to your liking.  one tip is to keep all the vegetables about the same size so that they have similar cooking times.  you don't want huge chunks of potatoes and small sprouts.  either your potatoes will be hard or your sprouts will be burnt in the end. 

what you need:

brussel sprouts, ends cut off and either quartered or halved
{for this recipe i bought a small carton and used about half of the sprouts}
1/2 red onion, chopped
sliced mushrooms
1/2 sweet potato, chopped to similar size as sprouts and onions
bacon bits
mined garlic
olive oil

1.  heat oven to 400 degrees
2.  rinse sprouts in water and chop all veggies
3.  combine all chopped veggies in bowl
4.  toss with olive oil
5.  add minced garlic, salt & pepper
{these will need quite a bit of salt...don't skimp!}
6.  spray baking dish with cooking spray
7.  add veggies to baking dish and sprinkle with bacon bits
8.  cook in 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until veggies are tender and golden/brown

so, hopefully some of you will be brave enough to try these...if you are please tell me what you think!


  1. i've had the brussel sprouts that you make and they are super yummy!!! i never ever thought i would say that about brussel sprouts. now, i just have to try and make them myself. :)

  2. YAY! More ways to cook veggies please!!! I feel like I have my same few ways and I want to branch out!

  3. YUM! I just recently started liking brussel sprouts. I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thanks!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...