Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts are buttery, crispy and full of flavor. This quick and easy recipe is perfect with your Holiday dinner
About Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts come from an old family recipe.
My Mom got it from my Aunt Mickey, who absolutely made the best buttery Brussels Sprouts.
Hers were more braised, I think.
More like Julia Child’s recipe.Julia Child’s recipe.
She would often serve these to company along with her famous fried chicken.
Aunt Mickey was a wonderful cook and always made everything look so beautiful.
I especially remember her perfect individual pear salads.
Greens at the bottom, then a perfect unblemished pear, then her special dressing and finally a garnish of lightly grated cheese.
I still remember her cooking in her kitchen running back and forth between her frying pan to her stove and rushing to plate everything.
Despite being beautifully dressed, she always wore soft slippers.
She said it was her Irish Way.
And another thing she always did was to set a special table for the children.
Our table was duplicate of the adult’s table with perfect place settings and complete with a candle.
Of all the delicious things she made for us though, I absolutely remember her Brussels Sprouts.
I’d never seen them before.
I thought of them as little cabbages and even ate them one leaf at a time.
They were rich and buttery and being a veggie lover, I thought they were perfect.
She knew I loved them because I always finished my plate.
I’ve never been able to duplicate exactly what she did to make those Brussels Sprouts so wonderful.
She gave my Mom her recipe and Mom put her own twist on it.
Instead of the more time consuming recipe of my Aunts, Mom decided to roast her Brussels Sprouts.
And so Mom passed that to me and I put my own twist on it.
It’s a combination of their two recipes that I loved, each in their own way.
I always feel that when you roast vegetables it just adds a special caramelization to them, a sweetness you can’t get by sautéing them.
So, unlike Aunt Mickey’s whole little cabbages, I slice mine in half.
Then I add olive oil, butter and spices to season and roast them cut side down.
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts brown beautifully and although they’re different from my Aunt Mickey’s, they’re delicious in their own way.
Ingredients of Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels Sprouts
- Olive Oil
- Garlic Salt
How to Make Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
Then wash, trim and remove outer leaves of the Brussels and slice the, in half lengthwise.
Place them in a baking pan.
Drizzle olive oil and melted butter over the Brussels Sprouts and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Lightly stir the Brussels Sprouts to coat each with the the olive oil, butter and spices.
Turn each Brussels Sprout with the cut sides down and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Stir them and continue to bake an additional 10 minutes until tender.
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 Pound Brussels Sprouts
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp Butter Melted
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Wash, trim and remove outer leaves of Brussels Sprouts and slice each in half lengthwise. Place in oven proof pan.
- Drizzle oilve oil and butter over Brussels Sprouts and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
- Lightly mix all ingredients together to distribute oil, butter and spices. Turn each Brussels Sprout cut side down and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Stir and continue baking for 10 minutes more.
Also try Braised Brussels Sprouts