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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted by terrepruitt on March 22, 2017

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about 1 pound of Brussels sprouts
olive oil
garlic salt
garlic powder
pepper

Preheat the oven to 400° F.  Wash the Brussels sprouts.  Cut the end off of each Brussels sprout, the end where the sprout was growing from the stalk.  Then cut the Brussels sprouts in half.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Put the Brussels sprouts on the pan, spreading them out a bit.  Drizzle some olive oil on the Brussels sprouts.  Sprinkle with garlic salt, salt, and pepper if you’d like.  (I didn’t use pepper.)  Then put them in the oven for about 15 minutes.  After 15 minutes take them out and flip them over, moving them around.  If they seem a bit dry you can always put more olive oil on.  Sprinkling on more seasoning if you would like.  Then put them back in the oven for 15 minutes.  Take them out after the 15 minutes has passed and move them around again, flipping them over, if they are browned to your liking then serve them.  Or you can put them in for a few more minutes like I did.  I like them browned.

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We just ate them like that.  I didn’t add any bacon or cheese or sauce.  We rather enjoyed them.  I do remember having been afraid of Brussels sprouts because I had always heard how awful they were.  Well, they are not.  They are pretty good.  Some even have a little sweetness to them.  They are super easy to make — and I love that.

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Are you a fan of the Brussels sprout?  How do you cook them?

8 Responses to “Roasted Brussels Sprouts”

  1. liv said

    Yum. I love roasted veggies! But you know me and cooking, I roast them on the stove in a pan but I’ve found if I crowd the pan they steam instead of roasting properly. It bugs me but is perfect for R who likes his veggies cooked more well done. 😛

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    • Yeah, roasting in the oven doesn’t allow for steaming. But then again, R wouldn’t eat them then! I like some things more well done, but not soggy – crispy well-done!

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  2. Michele Moyer said

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm…love love brussel sprouts and this is my all time favorite way to eat them. Dave introduced me to brussel sprouts years ago with the decscription that they are like “an explosion of flavor in your mouth!” and we eat them often. I also roast 90% of the vegetables we eat, sometimes I quick steam them in a hot skillet with a bit of water. I also love Trader Joes shaved brussel sprouts sauteed or roasted for a quick veg. 🙂

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    • Huh. That is a nice way to describe a veggie!

      I never steam. I should try that. I don’t go to Trader Joes either. I should try that, too. It is not in any of my circles. 🙂

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  3. I used to hate brussel sprouts, but that was because I had only eaten them boiled. Roasted are actually very good!

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    • EXACTLY! I used to hate a lot of things and it was because of the way it was prepared. I am not saying my mom or dad were lousy cooks, they were great, but it was just the way things were cooked back then. Or that pretty much ALL veggies were canned. I remember telling my mother I didn’t like asparagus when I was a child because it was canned and she denied that. She said she would have never bought canned that it was fresh. No, they didn’t have fresh asparagus back then. Not at the little store that we shopped at. Fresh veggies weren’t a thing back then. Canned was the way to go.

      And pork . . . cooked until it was leather. I thought I hated pork (like boneless porkchops), but cooked properly – YUM!

      I think pretty much all veggies are good roasted. 🙂

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      • You’re right! vegetables were almost always canned, and pork (even beef) was usually over cooked. It was just they way things were! It’s so much easier to like more foods now that we have the choice of how to prepare them.

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        • Yes, veggies were canned. Almost everything was overcooked because that is just how it was done back then. EXACTLY. I like a lot more things because I don’t cook it until all the flavor is gone and in the case of pork, it can’t be chewed. Ha, even though there are so many ways to cook things, I pretty much always roast the veggies!

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