This easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Balsamic recipe is tasty enough to please even the pickiest eaters! Combine this recipe with my simple tips for stress-free holiday entertaining and you’ll be cooking with confidence in the kitchen this season!
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It’s tough to decide on the perfect crowd-pleasing side dish for the holidays, but if you’re already a fan of Brussels sprouts, this recipe will without a doubt become your new favorite, I promise. And if you are team no Brussels sprouts? Well forget everything you think you know about this vegetable because you are about to become an avid believer.
I am speaking from experience because this recipe got me to step out of my comfort zone and throw all my previous thoughts about Brussels sprouts out the window and made me a raving fan. It’s the one I make nearly every time I have guests over for dinner and it’s the one I whipped up last Sunday when I was in charge of dinner for my mother in law’s birthday celebration at our house.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve served this up for guests who tentatively added a small scoop to their plate, only to go back for a ginormous second helping, always exclaiming something like “I thought I didn’t like Brussels sprouts but these are amazing!” or “These are by far the best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had”. Truly this recipe is a winner with skeptics and lovers alike.
If you do it right – roasted to tender, yet crispy perfection in the oven on a sheet pan – Brussels sprouts will rival any side dish, even your favorites that grace the table every single holiday season. Guaranteed. Your guests will be wowed by this simple, yet elegant side dish recipe!
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Happy holidays my friends. YOU GOT THIS!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Balsamic
- 24 ounces (1.5 pounds) fresh Brussels sprouts
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese the kind that comes in the shaker
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grease a large baking sheet. Cut Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise and place in a large bowl with olive oil, toss to coat.
- Sprinkle on top salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese, stir well to combine. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and turn all of the Brussels sprouts over so that they are flat-side down. Bake for 15-20 minutes until fork-tender.
- While Brussels sprouts are cooking, prepare the balsamic glaze. Add balsamic vinegar to a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 6-8 minutes until reduced to half the original volume. Remove from heat, stir in honey, garlic powder, and salt. Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool, when ready to serve drizzle over Brussels sprouts.
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