Making oven roasted Brussels sprouts has never been easier! Learn how to roast Brussels sprouts with just 3 ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. I have tried them prepared many different ways, but this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is by far one of my go-to paleo side dishes.
When I was little, my biggest fear was that come dinner time I would find those little slimy cabbages on the dinner table. Seriously. I absolutely hated the taste, look, and most of all, the texture of Brussels sprouts. This had a lot to do with how they were prepared, which was usually the frozen microwave steamer kind. Now that I have found roasted sprouts with garlic, I am in love!
I can’t believe that I used to avoid Brussels sprouts at all costs. I had no idea that roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic could be so flavorful and delicious! But they are so crispy and salty, and I absolutely adored them.
If you’re a garlic lover like me, you can’t go wrong with these easy roasted Brussels sprouts. I leave the garlic cloves whole so that they get that roasted sticky sweet flavor that traditional slow roasted garlic has. You can definitely cut back on the garlic if you wish, but I love having a piece in every bite.
Are Brussels Sprouts Just Small Cabbages?
While Brussels sprouts look like little tiny adorable cabbages, they are actually not the same thing at all. Brussels sprouts are the buds found on long stalks that are covered with them.
When you go to the market, you can buy them on or off the stalk. Small brussels sprouts have a sweet flavor, and they are more tender. If you would prefer them to taste more like cabbage, pick the larger brussels sprouts. They will last in the fridge uncooked for around 3 to 7 days.
How To Trim Brussel Sprouts
Before you start cooking Brussels sprouts, you need to trim and prepare them to be baked:
- Rinse them in a bowl filled with cold water or hold them under the faucet
- Pat them dry with paper towels.
- Cut off the ends.
- Peel away any leaves that don’t look fresh.
How To Cook Brussels Sprouts
You’re going to thank yourself once you learn how to cook Brussels Sprouts! 😉
And the best part? Roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic are super easy! Just 3 easy steps:
- Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Step 2: Cut the Brussels sprouts in half and put on a baking pan with garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
TIP: Make sure the Brussels sprouts are in a single layer – only the pieces touching the pan will brown!
- Step 3: Roast Brussels sprouts until they are crispy and a golden brown color.
That’s it! Serve this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe with any of your favorite main courses. They are delicious with beef chuck eye steak!
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Variations
Make oven roasted Brussels sprouts just the way the recipe says or add in some extra ingredients for some additional flavors. You should try some of these ideas:
- Smoked Paprika – Sprinkle a little bit of smoked paprika and roast as directed. The taste of baked Brussels sprouts and paprika is life changing!
- Bacon – Crumble some bacon pieces on top of the roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic. If you don’t have bacon on hand, the easiest way is to make bacon in the oven!
- Carrots – They add a nice sweetness to this easy Brussels sprouts recipe. This is the perfect flavor combo.
- Potatoes – Whether you prefer sweet potatoes or white potatoes, either one will go well with this crispy Brussels sprouts recipe.
Are Roasted Brussels Sprouts Healthy?
Yes, absolutely! Oven roasted brussels sprouts are super healthy. There are only 38 calories for 1 cup of brussels sprouts.
And, each bite of this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is loaded with nutrients:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
So, eat your Brussels sprouts, because they are a superfood!
Can I Roast Frozen Brussels Sprouts?
Yes! You can use frozen Brussels sprouts by following this roasted frozen Brussels sprouts recipe.
Can I Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ahead?
Yes, you can make roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic ahead if you want to. Ultimately, the result is better when you eat them freshly roasted. However, this easy Brussels sprouts recipe is still delicious when you eat the leftovers. Keep them in an airtight container in the crisper in your fridge. They will last about a week.
Heat them up in the microwave or oven when you are ready to serve. I recommend heating them at 325 degrees F. for 10-15 minutes.
Can I Freeze Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts?
You can freeze raw Brussels sprouts once they have been blanched, but if they have been roasted, they aren’t going to do very well in the freezer. You are better off to blanch fresh Brussels sprouts and not cook them. Then you can freeze them and take them out when you are ready to cook them.
More Ways To Make Brussels Sprouts
What To Serve With Brussels Sprouts
Serve roasted Brussels sprouts with any of your favorite main dishes! Here are some ideas:
- Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin Recipes With Apples
- Baked Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken
- Paleo Lemon Chicken Piccata
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Easy Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe With Garlic
3-ingredient oven roasted Brussels sprouts are super EASY to make! Learn how to roast Brussels sprouts perfectly every time with this must try roasted Brussels sprouts recipe.
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- 1 lb Brussels sprouts
- 2 bulbs Garlic
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- Sea salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
Remove the outer layer of the Brussels sprouts and rinse under cool water. Pat dry.
Cut the sprouts in half lengthwise. Toss with the garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-45 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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Is that parchment paper inside the pan the brussel sprouts are on?
This will be my first time cooking roasted brussel sprouts. I want to drizzle butter on them after they are cooked. Can you do that? Would it work right? Where I work they make them for lunch, which I cook for supper time. Im not sure how they get them so tasty. Could you please help me?
Hi Tina, Yes, you can drizzle butter on them afterward if you like! Be sure to come back to rate the recipe once you try it.
I never liked Brussels sprouts until I had them roasted!
Roasting brussels sprouts is also my favorite way to cook them. I like your addition of the garlic to the pan to add a little more to this dish!
Wow these was amazing and so simple to make! What a great recipe!
This made the best side dish with dinner last night that even my picky eaters cleaned their plates! Delicious!
Such an easy side dish and the kids loved it too!
This is my new favorite Brussels sprouts recipe! I tried them last night with dinner and they were totally delicious!
I have actually always loved Brussels sprouts but I have to say since starting to roast them, I now never boil them! They are fantastic roasted! I don’t usually add garlic. Delicious!