This crispy roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is my favorite healthy side dish! A delicious lemon Parmesan dressing makes it bright, zingy & addictive.
How do you feel about Brussels sprouts? Do you love them, or hate them? Over the last few years, I feel like they’ve been getting more and more popular, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Brussels sprouts are some of my favorite fall veggies – they’re fresh and healthy, but still hearty, and they pair well with all sorts of seasonings. But, in my opinion, the key to loving Brussels sprouts is preparing them the right way. No one’s clamoring for more boiled or steamed sprouts – they’re often bitter, and they have an unappealing mushy texture.
So if you’re still on the fence about them, try this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. They come out of the oven with golden brown centers and crackly, crisp outer leaves. I love them straight off the sheet pan, but when they’re dressed with this easy Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan seasoning, even the biggest Brussels sprouts skeptics can’t resist them.
How to Cook Brussels Sprouts
Making perfect, crispy baked Brussels sprouts is easy! Here’s what you need to do:
First, trim and chop the Brussels sprouts. Chop off and discard any dry or woody stems at the bottom of the sprouts. Then, slice larger sprouts in half, leaving smaller ones whole. Aim for all your veggies to be a similar size so that they cook evenly.
Next, season the sprouts. Toss them with olive oil and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and arrange them in an even layer with their cut sides facing down. This way, you’ll get nice browning on the cut sides of the sprouts, and their exposed leaves will become deliciously crisp as they bake. It’s ok to have a few loose leaves mixed in with the whole sprouts – they come out lightly charred and irresistibly crunchy.
Finally, it’s time to bake! Transfer the sheet pan to a 425-degree oven and bake for 2o to 30 minutes, until the veggies are tender and golden brown around the edges. Enjoy!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Serving Suggestions
First and foremost, roasted Brussels sprouts are a delicious side dish. Serve them plain, simply seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, or dress them up! Drizzle them with a bit of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice and toss them with feta or Parmesan cheese, herbs, red pepper flakes, and nuts or pepitas. Find my favorite lemon Parmesan seasoning in the recipe below, or head to this post for more variations!
You can also turn these roasted sprouts into a meal on their own. Here are a few easy ideas to get you started:
- Bake them into a veggie frittata or breakfast casserole.
- Toss them into a roasted vegetable pasta or mac and cheese.
- Serve them over risotto.
- Top them onto a grain bowl.
- Add them to any hearty fall salad.
- Or serve them with farro, quinoa, or cauliflower rice with generous drizzles of tahini sauce. You could even add some roasted chickpeas for protein and crunch!
More Brussels Sprouts Recipes
I hope you love making these oven roasted Brussels sprouts, but don’t stop there! You can also enjoy them raw or sautéed. Here are a few of my other favorite ways to prepare them:
- Sauté them to add to an easy weeknight pasta.
- Shred them to make a bright, refreshing salad.
- Stir fry them with a leftover grain to make a veggie-packed fried rice.
- Bake them into a creamy pasta bake.
- Stuff them in a cozy baked sweet potato.
More Roasted Vegetable Recipes
If you love this recipe, try roasting one of these veggies next:
- Butternut Squash
- Spaghetti Squash
- Delicata Squash
- Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lemon Parmesan seasoning, optional
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus 2 teaspoons zest
- 1 tablespoon grated, or 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- parsley leaves, for garnish
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the Brussels sprouts in half, toss with drizzles of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper, and spread on the baking sheet. Roast 20 to 30 minutes or until tender and golden brown around the edges. The exact timing will depend on the size of your sprouts.
- If desired, toss the roasted Brussels sprouts with the lemon juice, zest, Parmesan, and thyme leaves. Garnish with parsley and red pepper flakes.
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