Brussels Sprouts, Roasted

Portion Size: ½ cup Brussel sprouts Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
4 cups Brussels sprouts, Washed, ends trimmed and yellow leaves removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Preheat oven to 400°F.
2Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
3Toss to coat. Place onto a baking sheet, and place on center oven rack.
4Roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, shaking pan every 5 to 7 minutes for even browning.
5Reduce heat when necessary to prevent burning.
6Brussels sprouts should be darkest brown, almost black, when done. Serve immediately.Cook until internal temperature reaches 135°F.

Variations: Brussels Sprouts can be steamed, braised, microwaved, roasted, stir fry. May add choice of herbs or spices for flavor. 

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: use recipe above but add 4 slices bacon, cut into small slices. 

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan: use roasted brussels sprouts recipe, but add ¼ cup Parmesan during last 7 minutes of roasting. 

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Dressing: Use roasted brussels sprouts recipe but add 3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar during last 10 minutes of baking. 

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates