Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic are one of the easiest side dishes I make for my family. They are flavorful and nutritious. And, before you ask, my kids enjoy them too! Give them a try and you’ll see why.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic – Low Carb, Keto, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, THM S
If you’ve only had frozen or boiled Brussels sprouts in the past you are in for a treat. Roasting these little gems enhancing and mellows their flavor. Brussels sprouts are similar in taste to broccoli and cauliflower. If you like either of those I bet you will like these too.
Once upon a time, I attempted to grow Brussels sprouts in my garden. It didn’t work so well. For whatever reason the more they grew the more they attracted these teeny tiny white flies. I’m a very novice gardener and while I enjoy planting things and eating our harvest I have no idea what to do about insect infestations, problems with the soil, and all the nuances needed to garden organically. I don’t think we even add a single sprout that summer although it was cool to see how they grew, bugs and all.
One funny fact is that my husband (who changed majors at least 6 times in college) once took an organic gardening class. It just happened to fit into his schedule and he figured it would be an easy A. Unfortunately, almost 20 years later he doesn’t remember too much from those few hours in class.
How to prepare Brussels Sprouts for cooking?
When I make fresh Brussels sprouts I wash them first. After that, I like to trim the ends off and then half or quarter them. It really depends how quickly I need them to cook whether I half or quarter them. I only discard the outer leaves if they are dirty. After roasting the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic they are the best part! They get crispy and browned and those small pieces of leaves have much of the flavor.
How to cook Brussels sprouts in oven?
Just add a little fat to the trimmed Brussels sprouts and cook at 400 for 40 minutes. Brussels sprout perfection!
How to slice garlic?
I have a Pampered Chef Garlic Slicer from about 10 years ago when I briefly sold (i.e. bought at a discount) Pampered Chef products. I didn’t so much selling but I did get some great products on the cheap. There is a very similar garlic slicer on Amazon that I would recommend if you don’t have access to Pampered Chef products. It’s a neat gadget. You just pop the peeled cloves in it and then add the top. Push down and spin and perfect thinly sliced garlic comes out the bottom.
In addition to making Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic, we love to make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon! Just swap out the garlic for a few pieces of bacon, omit the coconut oil, and roast away! The dripping from the bacon will crisp up the fresh Brussels sprouts in oven and give them a great flavor.
- 2 lb brussels sprouts trimmed and quartered
- 2 tbsp butter flavored coconut oil
- 6 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Add the Brussels sprouts, coconut oil, and garlic to a foil-lined baking sheet. Put in the preheated oven.
- Stir after the first ten minutes so that the Brussels sprouts get coated in the melted coconut oil.
- Roast for 40 minutes or until tender and golden. Season with salt.