I must admit that I haven’t been a big fan of Brussels sprouts for years. However, I have changed my mind on one Christmas party where I had been served some delicious roasted Brussels sprouts. They were so good that I decided to make them again for my Christmas dinner. Well, after a few attempts, I believe I nailed it and my Roasted Parmesan Brussels sprouts are the best.
Ingredients Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- 1 kg Brussels sprouts
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- zest and juice from 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
Nutrition Facts *
Servings 6 Amount Per Serving: Calories 154
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 252 mg
Potassium 668 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g Sugars 4 g
Protein 7 g
* The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Instructions for Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Preheat the oven to 220º C.
- Wash and tail the Brussels sprouts, removing any damaged outer leaves and then halve and place them in a large bowl.
- Grate the lemon and sprinkle the Brussels sprouts with the lemon zest and then squeeze the lemon juice on top. The lemon juice is optional and it will give the sprouts a slight sour taste.
- Add the olive oil and then sprinkle with the chilli flakes, sea salt, black pepper and smoked paprika. Stir the Brussels sprouts with a large spatula to coat.
- Place the Brussels sprouts on a large baking tray.
- Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the the sprouts start to get browned on edges.
- Sprinkle over the grated Parmesan and roast for another 10 minutes and then remove from the oven when the Parmesan cheese gets golden brown and the sprouts tender.
- Serve as a dish itself or as a side wish with roasted smoked sausages.
Do you know? Brussels sprouts are low in calories but high in nutrients and vitamins (vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6). It has a high number of fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Some people say that eating Brussels sprouts regularly may bring additional health benefits, including the potential to reduce the risk of cancer, reduce the blood sugar and decrease inflammation. It also supports the gut health because of their high content in fiber.
Give these little delicious bites a try, and let me know if you like my recipe.