Homemade Brussels Sprouts roasted with olive oil against a black slate background
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Delicious Crispy, Caramelized Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Take a look at this foolproof recipe to cook up a scrumptious plate of Brussels sprouts as a side dish to your favorite meat this holiday season! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussels sprouts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Crispy and Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Appliance: oven
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 2-3 lbs fresh green Brussels sprouts
  • 3/4-1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Any optional flavor additions as per your choice in the quantity you prefer


  • To make roasted Brussels sprouts, first and foremost, preheat the oven to 400 °F and place the rack in the upper third of your oven. 
  • Thereafter, take the Brussels sprouts in the aforementioned quantity and trim them in the edges and cut each of them into half at the center. Place them in a mixing bowl. Use the spatula to toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil so that it spreads evenly among them. This will ensure them to uniformly roast and brown, once put in the oven. Before putting it in the oven, season the sprouts properly with salt, pepper, and lemon or any of the optional seasoning ingredients that you want such as cheese, herbs (of your choice), vinegar or garlic.
    Fresh green Brussels sprouts in a ceramic bowl on a wooden table
  • Once done, spread them out on a sheet pan, with the cut side facing down. Ensure that they are evenly spaced out so that they get uniformly cooked in the oven. 
  • Allow the Brussels sprouts to roast for 25-30 minutes until they are perfectly tender on the inside and browned and caramelized on the outside as well as the edges. 
  • If you are not too happy with the crispiness of the sprouts, you can place them again on the oven floor and allow them to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until they turn brown. Ensure that the Brussels sprouts don't get burnt in the bargain. 
  • They are best had when they are served hot! Enjoy! Should there be any leftovers, you can use them in salads and sandwiches. You can also use them as toppings on pizzas. Additionally, they can be added to portions of pasta. You can make your own version of Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese!
    Homemade Brussels Sprouts roasted with olive oil against a black slate background


If you wish to store the Brussels sprouts, place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for almost 4-5 days.  You can then reheat the sprouts by placing them on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Reheat them in the oven at 350 °F for a little over 5 minutes. You can also reheat them in a microwave for 30 seconds to 1 hour. Given that Brussels sprouts can turn soggy and tamper the taste, it would be advisable to not freeze them. However, should you freeze them, first let the frozen sprouts thaw in the refrigerator and then reheat them as mentioned above.