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3 Amazing Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipes

All three of these roasted Brussel Sprouts recipes are delicious! The little crispy burnt bits taste so good.

Keto Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Keto Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese

My Love Hate Relationship With Brussel Sprouts

When I first married my husband, I didn’t know how to cook much of anything. Grilled cheese sandwiches were my specialty.

I had a small collection of cookbooks to my credit, so my husband knew I intended to learn how to cook.

Every year like clockwork, I would make a Brussel sprouts recipe, and every single time the Brussel Sprouts would turn out bitter. My husband would say they weren’t that bitter, and he’d eat the Brussel sprouts.

I think roasting Brussel sprouts makes all the difference and brings out the sweetness of Brussel sprouts. I’ve been making GOOD Brussel sprouts now for 10+ years.

We now LOVE to eat sprouts and have them a few times a month.

Are Brussel Sprouts Low Carb?

Yes! According to the USDA one cup of Brussel Sprouts has 7.88 carbs, 3.34 fiber, and 4.54 net carbs!

Brussel Sprout Carb Count

1 Cup Brussel Sprouts
= 4.54 Net Carbs!

What to Serve With Roasted Brussel Sprouts?

  • Perfectly Baked [Better Than Rotisserie] Chicken
  • Meatloaf
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Baked Ham
  • Prime Rib
  • BBQ Ribs
  • Smoked Ribs
  • Steak
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Fried Pork Chops

What’s the Best Way to Freeze Brussel Sprouts?

Fresh Brussel sprouts are easy to freeze. Blanching isn’t necessary.

If you grew Brussel sprouts yourself, someone gifted you some homegrown Brussel sprouts, or you found some on sale (living in Northern California, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Brussel sprouts deeply discounted) sprouts are easy to freeze!

How to Freeze Brussel Sprouts WITHOUT Blanching

  1. The first step is to remove the spouts from the stalk. Snap the brussel sprouts off the stalk, or you can use a sharp knife.
  2. Remove any damaged, yellowy or ugly outter leaves.
  3. Soak brussel sprouts in warm water for 10 minutes. If you see signs of bugs, add a teaspoon of salt to the warm water, buts do not like salt and will try to escape.
  4. After 10 minutes rinse sprouts off with fresh water.
  5. Leave in collander to drain well.
  6. Use paper towels to speed the drying. You want the sprouts to be dry.
  7. Place sprouts on parchment paper on a sheet pan.
  8. Place in freezer.
  9. When frozen transfer brussel sprouts to a freezer ziplock. Squeeze out as much air from the ziplock as you can.

How to Freeze Brussel Sprouts WITH Blanching

  1. Remove brussel sprouts from stalks.
  2. Clean ugly yellowy outter leaves from the sprouts.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  4. Add brussel sprouts and boil for 2-3 minutes for small sized sprouts, 3-4 minutes for medium sized sprouts, and 5 mintues for larger sized sprouts.
  5. Remove hot sprouts from boiling water and immediately place them in ice water to stop the cooking process.
  6. When sprouts have cooled down, place them in a collander to drain and dry.
  7. Use paper towels to speed the drying. You want the sprouts to be dry.
  8. Place sprouts on parchment paper on a sheet pan.
  9. Place in freezer.
  10. When frozen transfer brussel sprouts to a freezer ziplock. Squeeze out as much air from the ziplock as you can.

Can Dogs Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Yes! These recipes are so good. You won’t need to sneak your dog Brussel sprouts.

#1 Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Here’s a quick recipe of my go-to method for making roasted Brussel sprouts. It’s always a hit and is easy enough that you can make it on a busy work night! The leftovers taste so good cold straight out of the refrigerator.

The glaze has carbs so if you are following a strict keto lifestyle you may want to skip the glaze altogether. The Brussel sprouts will still be delicious!

Roasted Brussel Sprout with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds Brussel sprouts
  • 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil (or your favorite oil)
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 10 slickes thick cut bacon – sliced into 1″ pieces
  • Balamic glaze
  • Slice clean brussel spouts in half
  • Toss with avocado oil, salt and pepper
  • Lay sprouts on sheet pan lined with a piece of parchment paper, cut sides down
  • Top the sprouts with small 1″ sized pieces of raw bacon – I try and put one piece of bacon on top of each Brussel sprout half.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the sprouts are done
  • Take the sheet pan out of the oven and drizzle with balsamic glaze and return to the oven for two minutes. The glaze will be bubbling.

#2 Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

These Brussel sprouts are easy to make. The recipe calls for par-boiling them for 10 minutes BEFORE roasting. The results are worth the extra dirty dishes.

Parboil Brussel Sprouts

Parboil Brussel sprouts in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain the sprouts in a colander over the sink.

drain parboiled brussel sprouts

Line a sheet pan with foil and parchment paper, the most important thing is the parchment paper. Parchment paper is non-stick, and the foil is for easy cleanup.

In the same (dry) pot, you cooked the Brussel sprouts in combine the sprouts, salt, pepper, avocado oil, cayenne powder, and parmesan cheese. Toss to combine.

keto smashed crispy brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese
Low Carb Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese

Pour Brussel sprouts on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Space the sprouts out in a single layer. Use the back of a wide mug to smash the Brussel sprouts. Sprinkle sprouts with a light sprinkle of salt.

keto smashed brussel sprouts recipe
Keto Smashed Brussel Sprouts With Parmesan Cheese

Bake for 30-35 minutes.

keto oven roasted smashed brussel sprouts
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Keto Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Keto Smashed Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Oven Roased Keto Smashed Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese, YUM!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds brussel sprouts - trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Additional salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean Brussel sprouts.
  3. Parboil Brussel sprouts in water with two teaspoons salt for 10 minutes, add one minute if you have large Brussel sprouts.
  4. Drain Brussel sprouts in a colander over the sink. Pat dry with paper towels.
  5. Drain the pot you boiled the sprouts in and dry it with a paper towel.
  6. Add Brussel sprouts back to the pot. Drizzle with oil, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour Brussel sprout mixture on the sheet. Space out the sprouts into a single layer.
  8. With the back of a wide coffee mug, smash each Brussel sprout. Pick up any cheese mixture that falls off and put it on top of the sprouts.
  9. Sprinkle with a light layer of salt.
  10. Roast for 30-35 minutes. The Brussel sprout/cheese mixture will become nice brown and crispy.

#3 Roasted Brussel Sprouts Asian Spicy Twist

This recipe is excellent with just about anything. It has a nice heat from the Siracha and then the sweet from the sweet chili sauce.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Asian Spicy Twist Ingredients:

  • Toss clean Brussel sprouts that have been cut in half with avocado oil (or your favorite oil) with salt and black pepper.
  • Toss in 1/8 – 1/4 cup sirachi.
  • Place cut side down on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes, depending on the size of your Brussel sprouts.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Drizzel Sweet Chili sauce over the Brussel sprouts and return to oven for two minutes.

What to Serve with Spicy Asian Brussel Sprouts?

Want to Grow Your Own Brussel Sprouts?

Find out how to do it. Brussel sprouts are part of the cabbage family of plants and are easy to grow. They are slow-growing so lots of patience is needed. Find out more information on how to grow your own Brussel sprouts at home here.

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