How I Roast the Perfect Brussels Sprouts
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Years ago, I lived in a world where I thought I hated brussels sprouts. Wow, what crazy time! Now they are my all-time favorite veggie, especially when I roast them
Roasting is a fancy way of saying you are going to cook something in the oven. Roasting brings out a more sweet flavor from vegetables and makes them more flavorful. Plus, it’s really easy to do.
I’m going to share with you how I roast brussels sprouts, and I hope makes you fall in love with them too.
TIP #1: USE FOIL
My first tip is to line your sheet pan with aluminum foil. This makes for a super quick and easy clean-up! Your future self will thank you for sparing yourself a few minutes of dishwashing.
TIP #2: SHRED THE BRUSSELS
My next tip is to shred the brussels sprouts or buy them pre-shredded. I like to buy the shredded brussels sprouts at Trader Joe’s. You can also shred them yourself! Even if you don’t completely “shred” them, it’s helpful to cut them up in smaller pieces. I would suggest cutting each brussels sprout in half (at least). If you decide to cut them in halves, make sure to put them flat-side down on the sheet pan.
TIP #3: PRIMAL KITCHEN AVOCADO OIL
Yes, you can roast brussels sprouts using many different kinds of oils or cooking fats. You could use olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, duck fat, etc. I prefer using Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil. I think it gives the brussels sprouts a nice flavor that’s not too overpowering. Avocado oil has a high smoke point and is often used for cooking with high heat, which makes it great for roasting these perfect brussels.
TIP #4: BROIL
My last tip is to broil the brussels sprouts for 1-2 minutes after they are done roasting. Broil is a section of your oven at the top that provides high, direct heat. After the brussels are done roasting on the middle rack, I like to move them to the top rack of the oven and turn my oven on broil. I leave the oven door open slightly, which allows heat to escape so they don’t burn (or the oven doesn’t overheat and turn itself off). Broiling makes the brussels sprouts extra crispy!
Those are my four tips for roasting the perfect brussels sprouts. They’ll turn out with the best flavor and crisp. You’re going to love them. Let me know what you think in the comments!
Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
- 2 lbs brussels sprouts, shredded (or two bags of Trader Joe's shredded brussels sprouts)
- 4 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
- Cut or shred brussels sprouts and toss on the sheet pan in avocado oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast in the oven on 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until brussels sprouts start to appear brown and crispy.
- Move to the top rack of the oven (4 inches from heat) and broil for another 1-2 minutes with the oven door ajar.