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Perfect Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)

Perfect Brussels Sprouts (Recipe)


Earlier this month, I let you all in on the best Brussels sprouts recipe for people that, well, don’t really like them. Since then, I’ve been a little too obsessed with finding other recipes for the contentious veggie . I’ve had more misses than I care to remember.. until this recipe, from 101 Cookbooks, caught my eye. Enjoy!

Parmesan-Crusted Brussels Sprouts


  • 24 small Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed & cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra to rub onto the sprouts
  • Sea salt & freshly-ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan

1. Lightly coat Brussels sprouts with olive oil.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add sprouts, flat side down, in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt. Cover and let cook until the sprouts are just tender, and the bottoms are just slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
3. Remove cover and turn up heat. With a metal spatula, toss the sprouts around twice while cooking until the sprouts’ flat side is caramelized. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle Parmesan. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit: 101 Cookbooks

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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8:13PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Add BACON - bacon improves everything!

8:10PM PST on Jan 25, 2013

I've been looking for brussel sprout recipes and will try this one - thanks

9:40PM PST on Dec 8, 2012

funny thing about brussel husband is not a veggie eater (I love them), but the one he did ask me to buy was brussel sprouts. Go figure! I like them cooked any which way, he prefers lightly fried in olive oil.

9:39AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

I have recently discovered that Brussel Sprouts are awesome- thanks for this!

6:45AM PST on Dec 8, 2012


5:11PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Oh yum! Gonna try this for sure. Thanks!

12:26PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Ever since trying this I've been eating a lot of Brussels sprouts! I love them now!! Thanks!

11:28AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thank you for the recipe, I will try it.

7:05AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Wow great idea on the roasted brussel sprouts, I'll have to try it.

1:34AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

This is simple and tasty. I will fix this dish at my Christmas dinner!

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