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How to Make the Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Today I get to share one of my favorite recipes ever: How to Make the Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts!

roasted brussels sprouts on a white platter

I’m not sure about everyone else, but it’s been a cold week in Dallas! We got snow for the second year in a row (which practically shuts down the city and sends everyone into panic mode), making Texas feel much more like winter than Arizona did.

I am very much looking forward to the Super Bowl this weekend, as well as Olympic hockey! Since coming to college, I’ve actually gotten really into hockey because I love the fast-paced excitement of the game. That being said, go Team USA!!! It would be much better if our professional players from the NHL could play in the games, but it could be a Miracle-on-Ice type of year; who knows?!

Now that I’ve got you all caught up on my life, I’m going to show you how to make the best roasted brussels sprouts! Believe it or not, I make these often for dinner when I make my easy baked salmon.

trimming brussels sprouts with knife

How do you trim brussels sprouts?

Trimming brussels sprouts is super easy! First, you rinse the sprouts. Next, all you have to do is cut off the base of the stem, just like how I’m doing it in the picture. You can peel away any loose or not-so-great looking outer leaves. I also cut them into halves, which makes for better bite-sized pieces and helps with the roasting process.

brussels sprouts in a bowl

How to make the very best Roasted Brussels Sprouts:

To start off, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Rinse and trim the brussels sprouts (as shown above), then cut them into halves. Transfer the sprouts to a bowl.

recipeboy pouring oil onto brussels sprouts in bowl

Generously drizzle with olive oil. The oil is what’s going to help them get crispy when roasting in the oven! Toss the brussels sprouts in the bowl and make sure that they are all coated with olive oil.

brussels sprouts on a baking sheet

Next, spread the brussels sprouts onto your parchment-lined baking sheet in an even layer. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top (to taste). I recommend a good amount of salt and a few grinds of freshly-ground pepper.

Salt and pepper are all you need in terms of seasoning. However, I really haven’t experimented much with other seasonings on my brussels sprouts! Be sure to let me know in the comments if you have a particular one you like to use for some additional flavor!

roasted brussels sprouts on a baking sheet

Toss your baking sheet in the oven and let the brussels roast for 30 to 40 minutes. I find that the timing varies based on how much olive oil you use and the quantity of brussels sprouts, so I usually just keep an eye on them until I feel that they are done. You want to take out the sprouts when they are lightly browned, but it’s all up to personal preference. I tend to leave mine in a bit longer because I like them extra crispy.

Look at those sprouts!! This is a perfect example of what they should look like when they come out of the oven: golden-brown interiors and crispy, browned exteriors.

roasted brussels sprouts on a platter with balsamic glaze

Finally, you can transfer your roasted brussels sprouts to a platter and they’re ready to serve! I love drizzling balsamic glaze over top because it adds a little pop of flavor, so I highly recommend trying that.

This recipe is shockingly easy, and it’ll impress even the most avid of foodies! I’ve been making brussels sprouts this way for years now and I’ve never been tempted to alter the recipe. Not one bit! They taste magnificent and almost melt in your mouth. The balsamic glaze adds the perfect amount of flair for the otherwise simple brussels sprouts, creating a flavor combination you can’t resist.

I make these Roasted Brussels Sprouts weekly in college, and my roommates are huge fans. I love to serve them alongside meat, such as chicken or steak, but they’re a perfect appetizer too. Be careful though, because these sprouts are more addictive than potato chips! I’ve seen an entire tray disappear in a matter of minutes (and yes, I was responsible). Enjoy!

roasted brussels sprouts on a white platter

How to Make the Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This method makes the best roasted brussels sprouts every time!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 127 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim the brussels sprouts by cutting on the tough ends and discarding, and then cut them in half. Place all of the trimmed brussels sprouts in a bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of the brussels. Toss to coat. Spread the brussels onto the parchment-lined baking sheet in an even layer. Sprinkle kosher salt generously on top. Add a few grinds of freshly ground pepper too.
  • Roast the brussels sprouts for 30 to 40 minutes (stirring a couple of times while roasting) until they are lightly browned (some will be browned more than others).
  • Transfer the roasted brussels sprouts to a platter. Drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 232mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1140IUVitamin C: 129mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brussels sprouts, roasted
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Recipe Rating

Elizabeth Carter

Monday 31st of July 2023

I LOVE roasted Brussels sprouts! We LOVE cheese in our family, so I add some crumbled feta about 10 minutes before they are ready to come out of the oven (blue cheese crumbles work too, but we like the feta), and toss in some toasted walnuts right when the come out to add some crunch!

Mona Zielinski

Saturday 1st of April 2023

Tossed with some garlic powder and finished by tossing with some panko bread crumbs.

Michelle Mohr

Sunday 12th of February 2023

I couldn’t find the glaze recipe.


Sunday 26th of February 2023

You can buy balsamic glaze already made- it's located near the balsamic vinegar in your market. Or you can make it homemade:


Tuesday 20th of December 2022

They look amazing! Can I make them in advance?


Thursday 22nd of December 2022

They'll taste best fresh out of the oven!


Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Agree it is a great way to cook sprouts but why oh why use baking parchment? Such a waste when you will have to wash the baking tray anyway.