Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are a delicious side dish or even a great appetizer!

Cut the sprouts in half, coat them in freshly shredded parmesan, and roast until golden. Simple perfection!

Parmesan Brussel Sprouts in a bowl with utensils

A Favorite Brussels Recipe

  • We love Brussels sprouts and of course, parmesan is a favorite pairing.
  • This is one of those recipes that proves simple is sometimes best.
  • This recipe can be prepared up to 48 hours in advance and roasted just before serving.
  • Low carb and keto, Brussel sprouts are available year round at almost any grocery store.

ingredients assembled to make Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients and Variations

BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Look for tightly wrapped, heavy brussels sprouts and remove any torn or brown leaves. Since these sprouts are cut in half (to give a flat surface for the cheese), opt for larger sprouts if you can find them.

SEASONINGS: A little bit of butter and garlic add flavor, help with browning and most importantly help the cheese to stick. Swap up the seasonings with some Greek seasoning or lemon pepper or even Italian seasoning.

We do love brussels sprouts roasted with balsamic, it would be great drizzled over these after cooking.

brussels sprouts being coated in parmesan cheese

How to Make Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

  1. Trim brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Toss the sprouts with butter, garlic, and seasonings.
  3. Press each half into grated parmesan cheese and roast until tender and golden, as per recipe below.

brussels sprouts on a pan coated in parmesan cheese

Tips for Roasting Brussels Sprouts

  • For even cooking, cut brussels sprouts into halves.
  • Rinse the sprouts and ensure they’re dry before tossing with the butter.
  • Shred the parmesan on the finest side of a box grater.
  • Lining the pan with parchment ensures the cheese sticks to the Brussels instead of the pan.
  • After roasting, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar if desired.

Make the oven do double duty and bake parmesan brussels sprouts with Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes or even a fancy entree like this Mushroom Bacon Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Roasted sprouts also taste great next to a Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak.

Parmesan Brussel Sprouts on a pan

How to Store Leftovers

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or even an air fryer, with a little extra cheese. Serve as a side, an appetizer with some Spicy Dill Dip, or dice up and add to a stir fry, an Omelette, or a Creamy Potato Bacon Soup!

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5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Cheesy, crispy parmesan brussels sprouts are a delish appetizer or side dish that puts the flavor into healthy vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To prepare sprouts, wash thoroughly, trim the stem end, and cut each in half from top to stem.
  • Place the prepared Brussels sprouts* in a large bowl and toss with butter, garlic, and seasonings.
  • Dip the flat side of each brussels sprout into the parmesan cheese and gently press so the cheese adheres.
  • Place on the prepared pan, and bake 25-30 minutes or until tender and golden. Broil 1-2 minutes if desired.

Recipe Notes

COOK TIMES: Larger sprouts may need extra time while smaller sprouts may need less time. Check your sprouts early by poking one with a fork. Sprouts should be tender without being mushy.  
For even cooking, cut brussels sprouts into halves. Ensure sprouts are dry before tossing with the butter.
For best results, shred your own parmesan on the finest side of a box grater.
Lining the pan with parchment ensures the cheese sticks to the Brussels instead of the pan.
After roasting, drizzle them with balsamic vinegar if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 570mg, Potassium: 464mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1129IU, Vitamin C: 97mg, Calcium: 203mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Baked Brussels Sprouts recipe, Easy parmesan brussel sprouts, Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
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    1. They can go either way, when I bake these usually some are upright and some are cheese side down.

      In the very top photo, the ones that have the darker cheese crust are the ones that were cheese side down while the ones that are more of a golden color were cheese side up. Hope that helps!