Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

October 12, 2014

Don’t we all remember those times when we were young that our parents or grandparents were trying to get us to eat our brussels sprouts? It’s funny, kids and brussels sprouts, I think it’s just one of those things as we grow our taste in food changes. We crave more depth of flavor vs. that plate of pasta with butter and salt. You will love the delicious flavors in these brussels sprouts! Roasting them in the oven enhances them times ten and the added flavors of fresh lemon, garlic and parmesan, well you all know what that simple combination can do. Wonders, right?

Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

This is a healthy side that is easy to make and sure to please. Next time I want to try these with dried cranberries and pecan pieces (while omitting the garlic, extra lemon spritz and parmesan) for another exciting flavor combo. If you do go that route, add 1 Tbsp brown sugar when tossing with oil and lemon, then add 3/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup chopped pecan pieces during last 5 minutes of roasting (and leave out those listed ingredients mentioned just prior).

Enjoy!

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Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

5 from 3 votes

Such and easy and delicious way to prepare Brussels sprouts! The bright tangy lemon and rich parmesan is the perfect compliment. It's recipes like this that got my kids to love Brussels sprouts!

Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts , rinsed and dried, ends trimmed, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice , plus more for serving
  • 1/2 tsp (scant) fine sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add brussels sprouts and garlic to a large mixing bowl, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice then toss. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Spread onto a cookie sheet in an even layer.
  2. Bake in preheated oven, tossing once halfway through baking, until golden brown on edges, about 25 - 30 minutes. Serve warm spritzed with more lemon juice to taste and topped with parmesan cheese.
  3. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Whole Foods
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 910IU18%
Vitamin C 97.4mg118%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted brussel sprouts
Author: Jaclyn
Garlic Lemon and Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts