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basic roasted or sauted brussel sprouts

Recipe by
Darci Juris
Scottsdale, AZ

Did you know that Brussels sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamin B6, and also contain potential anticancer properties? That’s right….so dig in! Believe it not, I consume these lovely green balls of goodness at least once a week. The best way to cook Brussels, in my opinion, is by sautéing, or roasting….the latter being what I do most now, because it's easier.

yield 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For basic roasted or sauted brussel sprouts

  • 1-2 lb
    fresh brussel sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c
    cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    cooked pancetta, chopped

How To Make basic roasted or sauted brussel sprouts

  • 1
    First, once your Brussels are clean, begin by cutting the stalk/stem off. The stalk can be tough and is not enjoyable to consume.
  • 2
    Once you have cut the stalk off, slice them in half and add them to a large bowl.
  • 3
    Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to the Brussel sprouts and toss to coat.
  • 4
    If SAUTEING, heat pan over medium-high heat. Add sprouts and begin to cook, tossing every couple minutes, until leaves start to char slightly, and sprouts become a little tender.
  • 5
    If ROASTING, preheat oven to 400 degrees F, place in 9x13 casserole dish, place in oven, and roast for approximately 20-30 minutes, tossing sprouts every 5 minutes, until slightly charred and sprouts are tender.
  • 6
    Remove from heat, and serve.
  • 7
    Optional: add the bacon or the pancetta, toss to combine and serve. Crazy idea....if you like sweet and salt together, I dare you to add one of the meats and drizzle maple syrup on top before serving.

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