No longer will you hear moans and groans from your significant/family/roommate/cat when you pick up a bag of sprouts at Trader Joe’s. Instead they will be thanking you…. BEGGING you to make them (at least that’s what the boyfriend has been doing ever since he tried a bite of these babies)!
Whoever says they don’t like brussels sprouts have clearly never tried this recipe before. Hold onto your hat my friends (if you’re wearing one), your taste buds are about to be blown away!
Some people like them a bit cheesier, some a bit sweeter, some a bit more balsalmic-ier (ok… I’m just making up words now), so tweak the ratio in any way you like!
I made a huge bowl (I’m talking pounds and pounds of sprouts) when my best friend was hosting game night a few weeks ago. I walked into her home fearful they would be passed up for the garlic bread and pasta salad (and people would think, “who’s the freak who brought brussels sprouts?”), but they were devoured! So much that the bowl was completely empty before anyone got seconds. And yes, someone did exclaim, “I never thought I liked brussels sprouts until now!” BOOM! If I’ve converted one person into a brussels sprouts lover with this recipe then it was a success.
- 1 pound brussels sprouts
- 2.5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
- 0.5 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 0.5 tablespoon brown sugar
- Drizzle of balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 390 degrees (random temperature, but I've found it's the best!)
- Rinse and dry the brussels sprouts
- Cut each sprout in half and place into a bowl
- Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper to the bowl and stir until all of the sprouts are evenly coated
- Place sprouts cut side down on baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes (depending on sprout size)
- Remove from oven and flip all of the sprouts over (you should see a nice browning on the cut side)
- Sprinkle cheese and brown sugar evenly over each sprout and top with 1-2 drops of balsamic glaze on each half
- Pop the tray back into the oven for 8-10 more minutes, or until the tops of each is a crispy brown
- Remove and enjoy!
- Line your baking sheet with tin foil for easy cleanup!
I paired mine with a tasty slice of salmon (recipe soon to come on topping specifics) and a nice large glass of milk! I’m killing on this whole healthy new year’s eating resolution. Granted… there was a nice large glass of red wine after though :)
What healthy dishes have you been making lately? I’m quickly running out of ideas, and sadly I can’t live on these brussels sprouts alone!