Some foods need a little extra love to make them taste good. Brussels sprouts are one of those foods. They tend to get a bad rap, as people always make jokes about how bad they are. The truth, however, is that brussels sprouts can be really tasty, as long as you prepare them correctly! The 2 key steps to making them taste good are:
Seasoning is absolutely crucial to elevating the flavor of any vegetable, and brussels sprouts are no exception. A good spice blend can turn plain baby carrots into this aromatic moroccan-inspired dish, or sweet potatoes into these delicious crispy baked fries. Similarly, it can turn bitter brussels sprouts into a mouthwatering side. My chosen seasoning for this recipe is a simple combination of garlic, salt, and pepper.
In my opinion, roasting is the best cooking method for vegetables. It adds a crispness to the exterior of whatever you are cooking, and it truly elevates the flavor of any dish. This depth of flavor and combination of textures simply can’t be achieved through steaming, boiling, sautéing , or frying. That’s why I chose to roast the brussels sprouts for this recipe!
These crispy garlic roasted brussels sprouts are a super versatile side. They’re perfect for Thanksgiving, for a dinner party, or even for a casual weeknight meal. Since they happen to be gluten-free and vegan, almost anyone can enjoy this tasty and healthy dish!
Crispy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
These garlic roasted brussels sprouts are crispy and full of flavor. They also happen to be gluten-free and vegan, making them the perfect addition to any balanced meal!
- 1/2 lb brussels sprouts
- 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- Sea salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim the bottoms off the brussels sprouts and slice them in half top to bottom.
Heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Place the brussels sprouts in the skillet, cut side down. Add the minced garlic and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, until brussels sprouts are browning on bottom.
Remove skillet from heat and transfer to oven. Roast for 15-20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through.
Remove from oven and season with additional sea salt and black pepper if necessary.