Friday, March 12, 2010

Browned-Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts have definitely not been on my list of things to make. I tried making them about 10 years ago. They were gross. I was good to not make them again. Ever. But now that I've been blogging I've run across many recipes for Brussels sprouts that, dare I say, actually look like I wouldn't hate them. Most of them involve roasting, my second favorite way to cook things (#1 being the grill).

OK, fine.

I wanted to start simple--no sauces or dressings to mess things up--so I went with melted butter, salt, and pepper. I roasted the Brussels sprouts in a super hot oven, and was pleasantly surprised by the result. The butter combined with the high heat gave the sprouts a wonderful nutty flavor. Like I said, pleasantly surprised :) I won't go so far as to say I love this cold-weather veggie, but I can say I don't hate it anymore.

Browned-Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts

16 oz Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed, outer leaves removed, and halved
2-3 tablespoons butter
kosher salt to taste
fresh ground pepper to taste

1. Heat your oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with foil.

2. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Let the butter sit over the heat until it's foamy and starting to brown.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, browned butter, salt, and pepper. Transfer the sprouts to the prepared baking sheet and spread them in a single layer.

4. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until they are tender and nicely browned.

Makes 4-6 servings, depending on how much you like Brussels sprouts.


  1. Like you I never liked Brussels sprouts. But just recently I tried it roasted with honey and mustard and it was very delicious. I'm so glad I didn't give up trying.

  2. Roasting is the way to go! These look tasty!

  3. Hi - had to comment when I saw the post title :-)

    I've always loved brussel sprouts (the big Green guy and I are close ;-)), but these look super delicious and easy.

    Glad Lori put up your link, I'll be sure to check here often. I'm eyeing those green beans as I type, lol

  4. Mmmm, I love roasted brussels sprouts!

  5. Starred these in my reader back when you posted them and finally made them tonight. Sooooo good!

  6. @Baking Away, Thanks for your comment! I'm so happy you made them--thanks for letting me know, I love hearing when people try the recipes :)


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