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This oven roasted brussels sprouts recipe is my favorite way to turn ordinary veggies into an impressive side dish! Although other veggies like eggplant, spaghetti squash, green beans, and rutabaga makes an appearance on our dinner table at least once a week, this is a delicious alternative when you want something more green and leafy.
Once you learn how to roast brussels sprouts in the oven, you’ll never want to boil or microwave them again. They get crisp and caramelized… nothing like that boiled, lifeless stuff you may remember from childhood. Even my 7-year-old loves these!
Why You’ll Love This Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
- Smoky, caramelized, nutty flavor
- Crispy, browned outer leaves, with a tender inside
- Super simple ingredients
- Just 10 minutes to prep
- Easier than pan frying
- The perfect side dish for a special occasion, holiday celebrations, or cold-weather comfort food
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for oven baked brussels sprouts, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Brussels Sprouts – Remove any damaged or yellow leaves before slicing in half. Keep in mind that smaller ones are more sweet than large ones and may take less time to roast. For larger ones, you may want to cut them into quarters, so that there’s more surface area for browning.
- Olive Oil – I prefer extra virgin olive oil in this dish, but use your favorite neutral cooking oil (avocado oil also works great!).
- Seasonings – Garlic powder, sea salt (or kosher salt), and black pepper. You can also add cayenne pepper if you like more spice.
How To Roast Brussels Sprouts In The Oven
This section shows how to cook brussels sprouts in the oven, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Prep. Line an extra large baking sheet (or two small ones) with parchment paper or foil, if desired. Slice sprouts in half lengthwise, or into quarters for larger ones. Toss them in olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Arrange. Place brussels sprouts in a single layer on the pan.
- Roast. Cook brussels sprouts in the oven, tossing halfway through, until browned and slightly charred.
How Long To Roast Brussels Sprouts?
Exact brussels sprout cooking time will vary depending on sprout size and preferred doneness. However, you can expect to roast brussels sprouts for about 25-35 minutes at 400 degrees F, until slightly charred.
Tips For The Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe
To avoid bitter or limp sprouts, follow these tips:
- Foil or a bare pan works best. This produces more browned brussels sprouts, but parchment paper works if you don’t want foil touching your food and still want easy cleanup. (I opted for parchment paper this time as shown in the photos, but often do use foil as well.)
- Make sure each sprout is touching the pan, ideally with space between them. This is the trick to crispy brussels sprouts! If the pan is too crowded, they will steam instead of caramelizing. So make sure your baking sheet is large enough, or use multiple if you have to.
- Roast the sprouts at high heat (400 degrees). Lower temperatures will cook them more slowly, reducing browning and making their texture more mushy and steamed.
- Broil for extra dark and crispy results. If you like the absolute crispiest brussels sprouts that are extra charred, place them under the broiler at the end for a few minutes.
- Use a different method if roasting from frozen. Follow my recipe for roasted frozen brussels sprouts instead.
Add these sauces and garnishes when roasting brussels sprouts for even more flavor:
- Bacon – Add a sprinkle just before serving. I cook bacon in the oven or bacon in the air fryer to make it easy.
- Cheese – Top your veggies with shredded or grated parmesan cheese, or dip in cheese sauce.
- Honey or maple syrup – I use sugar-free honey and sugar-free maple syrup, but conventional varieties taste great drizzled on top as well. You can add them at the end, but I prefer before roasting.
- Balsamic reduction – Make a quick glaze from balsamic vinegar and spoon on top for a rich flavor boost.
- Store: Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Meal prep: Slice the brussels in half lengthwise and then toss with oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Store for up to 24 hours. Bake when ready.
- Reheat: Warm brussels sprouts in the oven at 400 degrees F, until hot, or pan fry them to revive some of the crispness. The microwave works to reheat, but they won’t be crispy anymore.
- Freeze: You can freeze this baked brussels sprouts recipe for 2-3 months. However, they will be more mushy after thawing and reheating.
What To Serve With Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Crispy roasted brussels sprouts pair perfectly with common proteins and with holiday meals, such as:
- Steak – Try sprouts with sirloin steak, flank steak, reverse sear steak, or filet mignon.
- Chicken – Such as baked chicken breast, crispy chicken thighs, or chicken drumsticks.
- Pork – Brussels sprouts roasted taste delicious with pork chops or pork tenderloin.
- Holiday centerpieces – Like Thanksgiving turkey, prime rib roast, or for a vegetarian option, whole roasted cauliflower.
- Hearty side dishes – Mashed potatoes are great for those who eat them, but around here we swap in mashed cauliflower or loaded cauliflower casserole.
- Bowl meals – Mix this crispy brussels sprouts recipe with any other fresh or leftover roasted vegetables (such as roasted asparagus, parmesan roasted green beans, or roasted zucchini), and top over a bed of caulifower rice or veggie pasta with a drizzle of tahini sauce.
More Easy Brussels Sprouts Recipes
These little green veggies make some of my favorite healthy side dishes! Once you learn how to bake brussels sprouts, try these versions next time.
- Baking Sheet – This sheet pan is the only one I use for roasting veggies. Amazing quality and made in the USA.
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Roasted Brussels Sprouts In The Oven (So Crispy!)
Learn how to roast brussels sprouts in the oven – caramelized & CRISPY! This easy roasted brussels sprouts recipe needs just 10 minutes prep.
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line an extra large baking sheet, or two jelly roll pans, with foil or parchment paper. (You can omit the lining if using a good non-stick pan like the ones linked here.)
In a large bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Arrange the brussels sprouts in a single layer on the pan(s), making sure each sprout is touching the pan.
Roast brussels sprouts for about 25-35 minutes, tossing halfway through, until browned and slightly charred.
Optional step: If you want them even more browned or crispy, place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
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Serving size: 1 cup
*This crispy brussels sprouts recipe starts with 6 cups of raw brussels sprouts, but you get 4 cups of roasted brussels sprouts. Serving size is 1 cup cooked.
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I tried this recipe & it’s delicious! I added grated fresh Parmesan cheese & it definitely makes it more tasty & delicious.
Love this recipe…
Wonderful I make these often. I add some fresh garlic slices as well.
Great simple recipe. Thank you! My husband loves these!
I make these in the air fryer! 360 for 4 min. Toss and repeat til they’re the crispiness you like.
We tried this recipe in our search for more variety and veggies in our diet. I have hated brussels sprouts my entire life, but this recipe actually made me (and my super-picky husband) like them. Brussels sprouts will never be my favorite vegetable, but I can add this one to my recipe box.
Fantastic. Spacing the sprouts on an aluminum foil baking on an aluminum covered baking sheet crisped up the sprouts beautifully
This is the basic recipe that can be easily embellished with spices, sauces, etc. to suit different tastes. The main thing is to avoid burning the sprouts. Browning adds flavor, burning adds a nasty acrid taste. The sprouts should still have some crunchiness and not be mushy. A sprinkle of honey or balsamic vinegar or any kind of hot sauce adds a different dimension. Don’t over-salt these. I’m old enough to remember when Brussels sprouts would cause most people to gag and run out of the house. The common method of cooking was boiling or steaming, and that was what kept Brussels sprouts relegated to the top of the hate list. With the advent of the roasting method of cooking, they’ve become extremely popular. It took me thirty years to convince my daughter to give them a chance. Now, they’re her favorite vegetable.
Hi is it true that heated olive oil turns bad fat when heated???
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Hi Mo, Olive oil is fine to use for roasting vegetables. If you want an oil with a higher smoke point to be on the safe side, you can use avocado oil, but I’ve never had an issue with olive oil.
I used avocado oil as olive oil turns to a bad fat when heated. Was just super good. Putting the Brussel sprouts all flat side down was a good tip.
This recipe got my family to eat brussels sprouts when they said they don’t like brussels sprouts. So simple and yummy! I will definitely be making this again!
Easy and yummy
I use minced garlic when I make this recipe for one of my clients. I’m a Home Care Aide.
I also make this at home for my hubby and me. I also make broccoli and cauliflower like this.
Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this one.
I always pan fry my Brussels so I’m excited to do less work with all the crispy benefits.
Perfect! Simple ingredients and easy to make. I could eat these every day.
What an easy, simple, and healthy recipe. We love brussels sprouts in any way they are cooked. This time I am going to try your recipe. Sounds delicious!
Such a simple and straightforward way to prepare Brussels sprouts. Glad to know that I can rely on simple dry spices to prepare this lovely dish.
I love brussels sprouts so much! I wish my kids were on board because they are soo good!!
My absolute favorite way to make brussels sprouts. I pop them into my mouth while they’re cooling 🙂