Lemon and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

/// November 15th, 2012

Even veggie haters love these crunchy, flavorful brussels sprouts!

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner. When I was 19, I spent some time “living” in Europe.

I was young, working a crappy job, dating an even crappier dude, and figured ditching town was my chance to shake off some stagnant strings and explore the world! So like any sane minded young lady would do (hah!), I packed my bags, gave the dud I was dating 2 days notice, and boarded a plane to Florence.

Who would have thought I’d have to travel all the way to Italy to finally try brussels sprouts?

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner. After a long day of sight seeing and an even longer night of too much red wine and sambuca, a few of my new Italian friends treated me to a traditional home cooked meal. All the food was to-die-for! Including these lemon and garlic Italian style sprouts I ate, and then insisted on learning how to make that very night!

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner.

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner.

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner. Wanna know what makes these sprouts so phenomenal? Lemon, garlic, salt, a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar.

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner. ↑ Proof that sometimes simple recipes are the best recipes!

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner.

Sicilian Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 large pan; about 6 servings.

Serving Size: 1 serving

Crispy and flavorful balsamic roasted brussels sprouts! Even kids will gobble these down.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels Sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, separated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Cut off the ends of the brussels sprouts and slice them in half, vertically. Toss them in a large bowl with the olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour them out onto the prepared baking sheet and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly brown and crispy on the outside. Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure they brown evenly. Once removed from the oven, transfer sprouts to a large serving bowl, stir in balsamic vinegar and cheese, mixing well to coat. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed (I typically add a little extra salt and lemon juice). Serve warm.
http://bakerbynature.com/sicilian-roasted-brussels-sprouts/

Crispy and flavorful Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts! Perfect side for dinner.



20 thoughts on “Lemon and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  1. Cass @foodmyfriend

    You go girl! Love that you gave him 2 days notice 😛 I don’t know why people think brussell sprouts are bad. I don’t think those people cook them right. I personally love brussell sprouts any way they come!

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  2. Em (Wine and Butter)

    yum yum yum!! Anchovies are amazing and I get SO MAD if I share with a pizza with someone and they refuse to let me get anchovies even on MY HALF (it has happened a few times). On brussels they’d totally be amazing and I trust Italians about everything foodie anyways… xx

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  3. Christine

    I see that these are called Lemon and Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and that you mention garlic a few times, but it’s not listed in the ingredients or in the recipe. What gives?

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  4. Najla

    I just made them. Even raw they tasted good. Exactly what i was looking for. An awesome twice from the regular roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon. The only thing I changed was that I used garlic chili sauce rather than crushed red peppers. Thank you for this recipe

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