Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Nothing says autumn more than Brussels sprouts (I always thought it was brussel sprouts without the third ‘s’ and not capitalized.. apparently not!) Incredibly nutritious, Brussels sprouts are full of vitamins and minerals, and have many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and aiding your digestive system. They are also delicious as a side dish, and leftovers are a perfect topping on a green salad the next day for lunch!

Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts

* 3 tablespoons olive oil

* 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

* sea salt and pepper to taste

ingredients

Brussels Sprouts. Tasty no matter which variety you choose!

Directions:

* Trim the ends of the sprouts, and then halve them. If using larger Brussels sprouts, cut them in fourths.

chop chop

Chop chop chop chop. This is when it is a good idea to have a TV in the kitchen (we do not).

* With the oven preheated to 400 degrees, place the chopped Brussels sprouts in a dish.

in pan

Greens.

* Pour the oil and vinegar on the Brussels sprouts, mixing everything together. Dash with salt and pepper. The more the merrier.

olive oil

EVOO and vinegar are divine additions

* Place in the oven for 40-50 minutes, stirring the sprouts every so often.

roasted

You can never go wrong with any roasted veggies, especially Brussels sprouts.

up close

sugar, sweet, tart

Notes:

* You can add bacon and/or pancetta to make it a meaty green side dish.

* Adding a teaspoon of sugar to the olive oil/vinegar mixture is a nice way to make it even more warm and sugary

* Adding sauteed onions also is a good option

* Adding bacon, sugar, AND onions make it even more special and rich. If you don’t have any of these ingredients in the house, no worries, simple roasted Brussels sprouts are still amazing.

Do you have any Autumn dishes you love to cook? Would love more ideas! Have a great weekend!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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14 Comments

  1. i always thought it was brussel too. i thought you typo’d. should have known better! haha

  2. Looks delish!! Reminds me of Christmas dinner..I guess I should eat them more than once a year for all those health benefits ha!

  3. I love roasted butternut squash soup in the fall!..and if you add sage and a pinch of nutmeg to your recipe..your taste buds will be on overdrive 🙂

  4. It’s prime apple season here in Seattle, so I’m all about apple crisps right now! Tomorrow I’m going to try making one with Craisins and some chopped pecans on top 🙂

  5. The food pictures are very well done. I want to try the brussel sprouts.

    • Mama, you don’t want to try my cooking. Your cooking is the best in the world.

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