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February 22, 2008

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

For years I've been trying brussels sprouts and have been less than impressed. I've had them boiled, steamed, baked, with lemon, with herbs, with cheese and even deep fried and I just didn't care for them! I kept trying them though, because they have so many health benefits so I thought there must be some way that they could be prepared where they were edible. This week I finally found what I was looking for...Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic! Not only is this recipe simple, it's also healthy and delicious. What's not to like?

What You'll Need:
Brussels sprouts, picked over and cut in half
Extra virgin olive oil (Note: You want just enough olive oil to coat the brussels sprouts...Roughly one tablespoon per 3 cups of sprouts. They should not be sitting in oil.)
A pinch of sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 large cloves of garlic, diced per 3 cups of sprouts

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Wash brussels sprouts and pick off any brown leaves. Cut each sprout in half and place in a baking dish. Once all the sprouts are cut toss with olive oil to coat. Then sprinkle the sprouts with a pinch of sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and diced garlic. Bake for 25-35 minutes until brussels sprouts are browned and tender. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

Notes: You could add in some herbs if you wanted, though I think simple is best in this case. This would be great tossed with some roasted tomatoes and served over a little whole wheat pasta.

Posted by Dianne at February 22, 2008 7:16 AM

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I love them in all of the ways you don't, but this sounds like a delicious alternative as well!

Posted by: Deborah at February 22, 2008 11:37 AM

I have a friend who adores brussels sprouts, but I had never really warmed up to them that much. I really liked this version though, so I'll be making them again! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at February 22, 2008 2:28 PM

YUM! I love Brussels sprouts. I will have to try these. They look fantastic.

Posted by: sarah at February 22, 2008 5:08 PM

I'll definitely be eating more of them now that I've found a way to enjoy them. :o)

Posted by: Dianne at February 24, 2008 2:44 PM

I am so glad you discovered roasted brussel sprouts! My mom has made them this way for years, and in my opinion it is the only way to prepare them!

Also, I just made some of your veggie soup with barley and quinoa. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe.

Posted by: em at February 24, 2008 4:59 PM

Glad you enjoyed the recipe! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at February 24, 2008 6:30 PM

What a delicious way of having sprouts, Dianne!

Posted by: Patricia Scarpin at February 25, 2008 1:09 PM

Thanks Patricia! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at February 25, 2008 4:12 PM

Roasting is my new favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts. They take on a whole sweetness that they don't seem to get from other methods of cooking.

Posted by: Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) at February 26, 2008 7:53 AM

I have to say I think this is a great way to make them. I wasn't a fan of them before, but I really like this method of making them.

Posted by: Dianne at February 26, 2008 8:49 AM

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