An unexpectedly tasty side dish

Thanksgiving is full of veggies drowned in butter or covered in cream sauces. Can we say "green bean casserole" ewwww, I know people love this stuff but come on you really shouldn't be able to call it a vegetable anymore after you drown it in cream sauce and then cover it in fried onions (oh wait aren't the fried onions veggies too??? hehe

I say bring on the simple super tasty veggies that are still actually good for you! Brussels sprouts are one of those veggies that are pretty much hated by both adults and kids alike. Everyone seemingly has had some traumatizing childhood experience with them :) I know I did! Then came along my mom and sister in the last few years telling me I had to give them another try... all this stuff about roasting them takes away the bitterness and makes them sweet... yeah right... well I finally gave in and tried them... and you know what... they are AMAZING!!!

We made these for thanksgiving and pretty much all of the cousins looked at them and gagged "no way am I having any of those" in the end after some arm twisting they gave them a try and it was the only dish we made that was completely demolished the night of thanksgiving! We had leftovers of everything else... except the brussels sprouts. seriously. I know it's hard to believe, people coming up for seconds of brussels sprouts??? Yes yes it's true, and now you dear reader should put your prejudices aside and give these a go :)

They are super easy.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
1.5 lbs brussels sprouts, ends trimmed (if they are big cut them in half)
3 Tbs olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in a plastic bag and shake:


Empty bag onto a tin foil lined baking sheet, place in a 400 degree oven:


Roast for 35-40 minutes, shaking the pan every 5-7 minutes for even browning:


Chow! These even taste great cold the next day... if you have any left that is :)

3 chews:

Cucinista said...

I came to this post about 6 months too late, but thank you as a fellow sprout lover!

Belinda said...

add some onions - makes it even better!

GoodGram said...

I've loved even the boiled kind all my life, and I am definitely going to try them this way!  They sound wonderful!  Thanks, Steph!

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