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This roasted Brussels sprouts recipe comes out crispy roasted and perfectly seasoned! Here’s how to roast them in the oven as an easy side.

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When it comes to vegetables, there’s nothing quite like the crispy perfection of Roasted Brussels Sprouts! The humble sprout has come a long way in the last few decades, from a hated vegetable to the trendiest one on the block. Here’s our very favorite basic oven roasted Brussels sprouts recipe to bring those crispy, French-fry like addictiveness of these veggies to your home. Make it them way and you’ll never need another recipe!

How to make roasted Brussels sprouts: a few tips

Roasting vegetables is one of the best ways to transform them into sweeter, crisp tender versions of their former selves. Roasted Brussels sprouts are the epitome of this transformation (with roasted cauliflower being a close second). Here are the basic principles for the best oven roasted sprouts:

  • Use high heat: 450 degrees Fahrenheit. High heat makes them tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
  • Roast no more than 1 ½ pounds on one sheet pan. If the pan is too crowded, they’ll steam instead of roast because there is too much moisture.
  • Season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cut them in half and season with olive oil, salt and pepper (head to the recipe below).
  • Roast about 20 minutes until tender and browned. That’s it! You can go up to 25 minutes depending on your oven; ours are typically done in 22 minutes.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe

Keep other pans out of the oven

One rule of thumb for roasted Brussels sprouts: have no other pans in the oven! To get them nice and crispy, try to roast only one pan with nothing else in the oven. More food adds surface area and moisture, which can make them soggy and increase the baking time. It’s not always practical, but we’ve had them come out soggy when we try to cook other foods at the same time.

Ways to season this roasted Brussels sprouts recipe

Here’s the thing: roasted Brussels sprouts taste amazing with no added seasoning! We like to add one thing: a hint of Parmesan cheese. It amps the savory flavor even more with a salty pop. But while some other vegetables need additional help, Brussels need almost nothing. Here are a few more ideas you might consider, but they taste fantastic as is:

  • Grated Parmesan cheese: Remove from the oven and add about 2 tablespoons (we prefer that to roasting with the cheese in this case). Or add more in these Parmesan Brussels Sprouts.
  • Goat cheese or feta cheese: Take them over the top with creamy or salty cheese crumbles
  • Balsamic glaze: Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze (or go to Balsamic Brussels Sprouts)
  • Maple glaze: Try this Brussels with Maple Glaze recipe
  • Honey: Simply drizzle with a little honey before serving
  • Hot sauce: Toss with Frank’s Hot Sauce or Sriracha to taste
  • Pecans or walnuts: Top with chopped pecans or candied pecans or candied walnuts
  • Bacon: Add bits of cooked bacon or candied bacon
Oven roasted Brussels sprouts

More ways to cook Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a big favorite over here, so we’ve tried just about every way to cook them. Here are a few additional Brussels sprouts recipes and some notes on the pros and cons:

This roasted Brussels sprouts recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, omit the Parmesan cheese.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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This roasted Brussels sprouts recipe comes out crispy roasted and perfectly seasoned! Here’s how to roast them in the oven as an easy side.


  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts (off the stalk)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. (To get them crispy, make sure this is the only pan in the oven and you’re not roasting anything else at the same time.)
  2. Slice off any hard ends of the Brussels sprouts, as needed. Slice them in half lengthwise and place them in a large bowl.
  3. Mix the sprouts with the olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and lots of fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (not a silicone mat), then pour the spouts onto the sheet. Turn them all cut side down.
  5. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until very browned and tender, stirring once. If serving with Parmesan cheese, toss with the Parmesan cheese in the last minute and return the pan to the oven until slightly melted. Otherwise, add another pinch of salt before serving if desired. Enjoy immediately.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Vegetables
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

    Let us know if you have any questions!

    1. Theresa Guastella says:

      Can I make these ahead of time the quickly heat up in a cast iron or wok before serving?