Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a super quick and easy side dish that’s ready in less than 20 minutes!

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!


Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts have quickly become one of my family’s all time favorite vegetable side dish. Once you try this recipe, you’ll know why!

You know how you’re always looking for the next BIG way to cook Brussels sprouts? … No? Just me?


Well I’ve got this amazing Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe that’s actually stupidly simple to make and takes less than 20 minutes! The perfect side dish for your next dinner!

A few years ago I planted brussels sprouts in my garden, with high expectations.

Unfortunately they didn’t do too well, and what did survive was eaten by some type of worms that I couldn’t get rid of. Did that stop my love of this tiny green vegetable? Nope!

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and I’ve passed that love down to my kids. Yes, even my kids love brussels sprouts. ESPECIALLY when I roast them with parmesan cheese!

If you’ve tried my Parmesan Roasted Asparagus you’ll know the magic of roasted vegetables. They become so addictive and almost candy-like!

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

There are a few key things to remember when roasting any type of vegetable:

  • Cut the vegetables into even pieces to achieve similar texture. (although, having some variance in sizes can result in multiple textures and a different eating experience, so I guess this is up to your preference).
  • Space vegetables out on the baking sheet. If you overcrowd your veggies they will STEAM, rather than ROAST and you won’t be happy with the end results.
  • Don’t use too much oil. You want the vegetables to be lightly coated in oil… not dripping.
  • Preheat your oven. Make sure your oven is to right temperature for at least 5 to 10 minutes before putting the veggies in. This will help to lightly sear the outside and get the insides soft.

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

I know you may be hesitant to try brussels sprouts, maybe you had a bad experience as a child?

I’m telling you, these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts will change your mind about the tiny green cabbage-looking vegetable.

I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

Go ahead! Give these a try for your next dinner!

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Serves serves 4 to 6

Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Combine brussels sprouts and olive oil in a large zip close bag and shake to coat. Add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bag and shake to coat.
  3. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes until the cheese is melted and the brussels sprouts are lightly browned.


I'm obsessed with these Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Such an easy side dish recipe to make and goes perfectly with everything! Even my kids love it!

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This was great as is except it took about 30 minutes to bake at 425 in a convection oven - Will definitely make again!!!
Looks well tasty, can't wait to try it. Temperatures and weights should be in Celsius and metric to match the civilised world though :)
Made this recipe for the family last night. Paired well with Rosemary Pork Chops. Turned out to be a great fall dinner. Thank you for the recipe. As for the comments, pop another Prozac, take your yellow H2 to the Stepford House, and get over yourselves. Jesus.
They were really good. The only thing I would do differently would be to move them around every five minutes or so so the cheese doesn't get so brown. I also added some minced garlic.
I am so happy I found this recipe. My better half has a weird craving for Brussels Sprouts. Thank you so much.
I am one of those people who would rather starve than eat Brussels Sprouts. About three years ago, I made up a recipe that is very similar to yours - and that was that - my new favorite vegetable! If you feel like it, try pan roasting on high heat - you will get that crunchy outside and tender inside - just make sure you stir very quickly so as not to burn. Also, I use Panko bread crumbs (or other Japanese tempora crumbs) for the extra crunch, and a little lime or lemon juice at the end for a bit of tang and to offset the saltiness of the Parmesan. Thanks for posting a really great dish.
Made these tonight for supper - delicious! I added crumbled bacon to use up leftovers and it was incredible! I'd cut back on the salt, we use less sodium, otherwise scrumptious.
This website was near the top of my google search for "brussels sprouts" so maybe even the iffy comments helped. My wife still prefers them softer via steaming, but my 7 year Daddy's girl snatched several up and I chomped the rest. I made just under a pound and adjusted the ingredients accordingly. They went great with grilled cheese and apple sandwiches, and ham slices for our young omnivores. Incidentally, I used the store's plastic bag that came with the brussels sprouts. Using a bag allows my kids to be involved in the shaking without throwing sprouts around. I look forward to the roasted asparagus next, and hope the succeeding comments there are slightly more civil- thanks!
Greetings from Southern Utah! (St. George) Thank you so much for what you do and the way in which you do it. I went on line to find a recipe for roasted Brussels Sprouts and chose your blog to review. I was stunned by the tirade that erupted over your recipe... and fact that it lasted for months. I felt compelled to respond to this blog and to subscribe to your newsletter for two reasons: > I think the recipe looks delicious. and > I am impressed by the polite and courteous manner in which you responded to your bloggers...In spite of their tirade. Thanks again.
I am a new to your website and so sad to read some of the comments. Why people feel they must correct you is beyond my thinking. This recipe sounds so good I'm anxious to try it. Just ignore these comments by someone trying to feel superior. Thank you for the FREE recipe.
Just wanted to know if by chance you know the caloric content of this delicious recipe! I'm very calorie conscious and these are so awesome and Ii never would eat them in the past but now I buy brussels sprouts every time I go to the grocery. They are so good they must be fattening!
I made this recipe and it tastes great. I Just wish the bread crumbs and parmesan stayed on better. I washed them then let it sit in fridge to dry, then sit at room temp, coated and baked. Just seemed like the crumbs and cheese were at the bottom of the pan. I think next time I'll coat with oil them mix in half of that them sprinkle the rest in top,
I have made this many times, both fresh or frozen, all Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli, is the bomb! I cook for the homeless and vets on the streets and this one of their favorites. I do defrost my frozen in towels and they aren't as crunchy but still wonderful. I cannot believe the bashing this site has received on such sharing a great recipe. If you don't want to use a plastic bag, a bowl works great, I just personally wash dry and save them until they are worn out, then they go the recycle center. I cook for so many and so old I do as easy as I can but also conscious of our environment. So glad some of you aren't on my sites to critique me.
About to try making these now. I love Brussels sprouts and have been trying to eat more veggies and way less carbs this spring. For all the plastic bag negativity people ,,why don't you all just use the grocery bags you bring the veggies home in ? Even if u bring your own bags to the store, you still have to keep veggies clean from every thing else u buy, and keep the plastic for one more use , then dispose of. -accordingly , in recycling. My goodness So much fuss toward someone going out of her way to give us a yummy free recipe. The entire world is so entitlement driven and hurtful. So few thank you's here in comments. So I will say . Thank you. And yes I am using the original grocery bag and gluten free bread crumbs too
Umm.. this looks yummy (minus the snarky jabs). Are we placing the things flat side down on the sheet or round side down (on the sheet)?
I believe these will be really great. While great for video production (just dumping dry ingredient into the bag) I would suggest blending in a bowl before adding to get an even distribution, particularly of the salt & pepper. For those concerned about the bread crumbs, maybe consider using finely crushed pork rinds - additional flavor and zero carbs.
Look so delicious!!! I want to eat all of this at the first moment when I see them.Thank you for sharing these food.
Hi Shawn, Thank you for sharing this recipe! I have always loved Brussels sprouts but your recipe takes them to a whole new level! I can't wait to make them again soon! Delicious!!!
You people are ridiculous. It's a recipe. Make it, don't make it, use a bag or use a bowl. No one cares about spelling or grammar. It's a recipe, not an English class
I make Brussel sprouts by simply tossing a bag of frozen sprouts in the microwave to steam them, then empty into a microwaveable dish, put some butter, lemon pepper and parmigian cheese, stir and microwave for a minute and serve. My kids, their friends all love my Brussel sprouts. If I'm not in a hurry, I put in the oven for a few minutes
I love the recipes and look forward to trying them as a relatively new cook. I would comment though that there are a couple of gals on this page that need to get a life. They are sleeping too close to the house. We're here to learn to better feed our families and serve new things; not to learn to spell.
Can these brussel sprouts be made ahead and reheated later? I want to make them at home and take them to a dinner party.
Hi Shawn...1st timer here....recipe looks great!!!...Some of the comments (daggers)...not so much !!! looking forward to more great ideas. Thank you
Made this for supper tonight. So easy to do, and so very good. Served it with roasted chicken and baked butternut squash. So easy to make and so very good! I'll definitely be making this again. Thank you, Shawn, for sharing.
the comments have really made me laugh as they are so ridiculous...if you can't figure out how to substitute things in a recipe because of your dietary needs, just try it. Most things can be changed with some common sense...
Haven't tried Brussels yet me and my son love them just boiled drained with melted butter , salt and pepper. I have done fresh green beans away similar. Wondered if can use kraft grated parmesan in the container as well as fresh. Hope to hear back. Thanks!
Hi Shawn, I have never put an opinion on a recipe before,,but you have made these look good enough to try,,,,,and I don't even like BS,,( from people or the garden).. I did make the mistake of putting some on my plate one Thanksgiving so I HAD to eat them, because I was the one that put them there,,,,,my daughter in law made them and surprisingly they were good,,,,,been trying to find the correct way she did them,,,she won't say,,,I think you did it though .
I'm actually wondering if the bread crumbs could be omitted totally? I'm working hard on not having any bread in any form. I do know it's not a lot, but I'm just wondering.
As an Ex Firehouse cook I would like to address all of the negative commenters whining about bags which believe or not can be PROPERLY disposed of, the correct spelling of Brussels Sprouts and whatever else they could think of to ty to tear down a great idea. Just goes to show you that NO GOOD DEED UNPUNISHED! Be ashamed! Create something on your own so others can tear you down!
Ah thanks Ray! And can I just say that the song from Wicked, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" totally came to mind when I read your comment! LOL. ;)
Holy cow! You women are something else! The recipe is just great! But the catty rhetoric is amazing! Men are much easier to communicate with. We just tell one another to go get f----d. Simple, and done, but you gals just keep at it! Meeeeow! It's a recipe, not an English lesson!
Haha Al! They are an embarrassment to all women! An advertisement for a bra showed up on my Facebook feed and there were thousands of butt-hurt ladies bitching about how they didn't have their size or the model was too skinny. Just nasty! I'm pretty sure that most guys wouldn't make similar complaints if an add for a jock strap found their way onto their FB page. Thanks for the laugh, Al and thanks for the recipe, Shawn!
I have the Kraft Parmesan in a jar so it's not like fresh grated - will that work? I'm excited to try this no matter how it's spelled - I love them!
I made the roasted parmesan brussel sprout recipe for the first time. It was very good. However, I followed the recipe and cooked them 15-17 minutes but they were still very hard in the middle. Any suggeations please. Also, cook cut side up or down?
Hi Shawn, I am new to your webpage and my family loved this recipe as part of our Easter celebration today! I did manage to use too much bread crumbs but no one complained! Hope you had a wonderful day! Margaret in NJ
I too have not made these yet. I have been reading the comments. My goodness. There are a lot of snarky people in here. If using a plastic bag disturbs you, don't use it. Many of us do use them, and then wash and reuse. As for all the proper English writers, please, just stop the squabbling. This really is not the proper forum for arguing. I am sure the owner of this blog appreciates anything that will help her. Leave it at that. Personally I enjoy the recipes I find here and will continue to do so. I do not care if her English is proper or if she is PC in the way she presents them. There is enough bickering in the world today and I would rather not have it invade my food bloggers world. Thank you Shawn for you great recipes.
Sounds yummy! I decided last minute to make these for dinner tonight. A question I have is can they be made ahead of time or are they best when made fresh? Thanks! Glad I stumbled across our site!
These look delicious and can't wait to make. Have you tried with coconut oil or avocado oil? We're out of olive oil!
I've tried these, they're wonderful. I also did a version adding diced bacon pieces (I used the pre-cooked Hormel brand found in the Salad dressing aisle), which gave them a nice smoky flavor.
I do not like the taste of brussel sprouts (all of my cookbooks spell it that way!) but was coaxed into making this recipe. I am happy to say that I now LOVE brussel sprouts when roasted this way! Thank you for this awesome recipe! And thank you for sharing so many delicious recipes with us. My daughter is an English teacher and I also am OCD when it comes to spelling and grammar, but would never, ever be so petty as to "correct" someone who is sharing on an informal, family-friendly web site. None of the grammatical errors that were pointed out made a bit of difference in the meaning of the content and most people would overlook it - if they noticed it at all.
Spoiler alert- all your cookbooks are wrong. It's "Brussels"! (and, really, a cookbook is more reliable than, say, a dictionary?)
Yes, a cook book in this instance is more important than a dictionary. After all, we are eating food, not words. Unless of course you want to add "crow" to them words! LMAO Some of you people need a life and learn how to laugh and not get wrapped up in such petty things! Shawn your recipes are delicious. Especially those that have a typo. Believe it or not, there are less calories in those recipes! ;)
No Kathy, your just the sweetest person ever. You just try and make Rebecca feel bad although she handled herself with grace and dignity. Nothing wrong with learning something new.
I have eaten this at an Italian bistro and they added cauliflower. Would that work with this? I love both. Thanks!
Shawn, I really wanted to make this dish, but I only had half a pound of frozen Brussels sprouts and a pound of frozen broccoli florets. I (mostly) defrosted both bags of veggies, cut the sprouts in half, and followed the recipe. The only change is that I had to cook them for 25 min. Wow, sooo delicious!! Thanks for a great recipe Tiffany
I don't have plain bread crumbs on hand but I do have Italian bread crumbs, Do you think that would be a good substitution? We love Brussels Sprouts, so I'm ready to try this!
This is a fantastic recipe! It is too bad that readers couldn't just enjoy trying it instead of feeling required to correct half of what you wrote. Perhaps one day they can publish their own recipes and gain the recognition they seem to need... I am impressed with your tact as well as your suggestions. Needed saying.
I don't think it's a big deal to give feedback in a respectful way. Shawn is a professional blogger and it seems like she holds herself to a high standard, so why shouldn't everyone else? To me, making an error is like having spinach in your teeth. Sure it might seem harsh when someone points it out to you, especially if it happens in front of others, but it's infinitely more embarrassing to look in the mirror and realize that it's been there all day and no one told you.
I appreciate the suggestion to use a mixing bowl, rather than a plastic bag. Our oceans are in crisis. There isn't anything wrong with suggestions to act responsibly. It is something that can benefit everyone.
Exactly! I'm an English teacher who doesn't bring her red pen to websites. I love seeing pertinent questions and reviews from people who have actually made the recipe/ "This looks great" isn't helpful. BTW, I just made these. Delicious. Topped them with a little sweet mustard, and I'm in heaven.
Sorry, but English teachers should absolutely identify and correct written errors on websites when they're this obvious. It is not acceptable to call Brussels sprouts "Brussel sprouts" because that isn't what they're called. I made this recipe tonight and it was really good, but I stand by my correction. Why wouldn't you want to share your knowledge with other people and help them learn and grow? Accuracy in language is important. As an English teacher, you should know that better than anyone.
If you'd majored in English and been trained as a certified English teacher, you would've been made aware that it is unacceptable to correct adults' grammar unless you've been asked to do so in an editing situation or as their instructor/professor. The very best teacher is one who models correct grammar -- and the same goes for kindness. By the way, I WILL be making this recipe for dinner today. I'm sorry I can't say for sure that "they were delicious" -- but I know they will be. Blessings.
Sigh. I am a trained English teacher too, and nowhere in my training was there reference to it being "unacceptable to correct adults' grammar". Even if there had been, I did not correct anyone's grammar. I identified an easily fixable misspelling, and I did not do it unkindly at all, I did it because I thought the author would want to know. I don't understand why anyone would think it was so mean and wrong to give honest feedback to another adult about a spelling error. I mispronounced "detritus" for my entire adult life and no one told me. I realized the mistake on my own recently, and I wish someone had said something because it's more embarrassing that I had said it over and over uncorrected than it would have been had someone identified my mistake. Telling a writer (a professional blogger is a professional writer, in my opinion) they've made an error is doing that writer a courtesy. The Brussels sprouts were fantastic and I hope you enjoy making/eating them!
It doesn't hurt to learn something new. If she is as thinned skinned as you Amy, then perhaps writing recipes isn't what she should be doing. Oh wait, she didn't appear to have that problem, you did!
Rebecca, regarding your adult grammar sentence, you have placed your ending quotation mark on the wrong side of the period. Glass houses and all that...
Oh my goodness Rebecca. Get over yourself. This is a recipe blog. Keep the talk about the food and not the grammar. The recipe is delicious! THAT is all that matters.
Thank you. Just make the recipe and if you choose to use plastic so be it!! Oh my gosh people. And thank you for this recipe. It's awesome
Rebecca, I'm an English professor who has taught at prestigious universities including Duke. We understand that you know correct grammar, so why are you trying to prove it by berating this poor woman who simply posted a free and delicious recipe? Work on your students' papers, not here.
So true, seems like people have nothing better to do than complain about something. The recipe sounds great (I'm gonna try it tonight) & if people want to change it or prepare a different way, just keep it to yourself
Very well said. What the hell is wrong with some people??!! I swear, they think they they have to prove just how "smart" they are! I think they're all IDIOTS! It's a recipe for God's sake! Not a english class! And get over that stupid bag shit!! Oh, and the recipe looks yummy!
LOLOL...Well put, Shanna. Bag/bowl/bathtub...who cares? It was obvious there are choices, and there is no need to rant on this post. Go to your environmental websites and post your arguments.
I agree with Shanna Jo! I don't have fresh sprouts, but I do have some freezer bitten sprouts in the freezer. I want to try this so bad, I am using them. lol
Haha I thought the same thing...she is giving us free recipes and everyone is a critic. Can't wait to try this. (The recipe, not the criticism.)
This recipe looks really tasty, but the vegetables are called Brussels Sprouts, not "Brussel Sprouts". They're named after the city of Brussels, Belgium.
Thank you for mentioning that Rebecca. I've always called them Brussel Sprouts, but I've updated the post to show the proper spelling. I'm sure everyone knew what I meant though! ;)
Hi Shawn, I'm sure they did know what you meant, and I hope you know that I really was trying to help and not to be a jerk! I'm glad you made the correction and I loved the recipe! By the way, I used two cloves of garlic, minced and briefly fried in a bit of oil, instead of the garlic powder, and it worked out perfectly! Thank you for the excellent recipes and being open to honest and constructive feedback. All the best, Rebecca
my eye roll is for all of those who are correcting your grammar or the "sentence structure" of the others....JUST MAKE IT< AND ENJOY IT!
#2 mine are almost done! they smell fantastic! Fresh grated cheese, only had garlic salt, forgot the pepper...ohhhh this is going to be soooo good!
Seriously, does that really matter? It is a free recipe, and a great one at that. Feel free to use a bag, a bowl, a bucket, WHATEVER. Geez, I hope I don't have any spelling errors as I wouldn't want to lose any sleep. GRATITUDE peeps!!!
When roasting brussel sprouts, since they are cut in half, do I want to place the flat side down or flat (cut) side up, or does it matter? I really really want to accomplish crispy edges with a nice soft (ish) middle but not tasting burnt. I sure hope to hear back from you. :)
I thought that my sprouts tasted too burnt using this recipe. Would you decrease the roasting time or lower the oven temp to avoid that crispy charred effect? I would like to try this again minus the charred flavor.
I love the recipe - just wondering if she washes and reuses that plastic bag?? Its just as easy mixing the ingredients in a bowl that can be washed,
Thank you for your quick reply! Making these with my salmon and rice along with a side dish of these delicious looking brussel sprouts. Have a blessed Happy Easter! Enjoy! HUGS
Love this recipe and similar to one of my own, but I have a HUGE favor to ask. Rather than promoting the use of plastic bags, could you mix in a bowl. These bags are usually tossed and pile-up. I know I sound nuts but if 100 people made this recipe using the bag, think of all the trash. And the number is probably much higher because you have such great ideas. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Thank you, Lisa! I was about to comment about that. Those of us who advocate and act for clean oceans and fewer landfills want to see everyone use (and throw away) plastic. SHAWN - Would you mind reviewing your recipes and cooking advice and removing any instructions to use plastic products? Thanks on behalf of my grandchildren.
I mean seriously! It's quite beyond the pale to expect this lady to re-record, edit and post her FREE recipe video just because she used a plastic bag! The nerve!
However, she could redo it and also spell Brussels right in the video because it is never spelled "brussel sprouts".....
No. I'm a full time working mom of 2. There is no excuse for creating excess waste with the bag when a mixing bowl will do the job just as well.
I agree with you 100%. I am tired of people using the excuse of being a "busy mom" in order to justify using single-use plastic bags, plates, cutlery, and cups. I have two jobs, two kids (one on the spectrum) and a hard-working husband. I MAKE the extra 5-10 minutes to wash the items we used to prepare, cook, and eat off of. It's a good example for my children to think not just of themselves and their own conveniences, but to think of the rest of humanity and the planet.
These look delicious! Can I skip the bread crumbs? I will be making these for a few people who are gluten free. Thank you!
YES...I use these in place of bread crumbs all the time and it is delicious. Also, this recipe is XTRA great if/when you add all/some of driad cranberries, candied pecans or walnuts, and balsamic reduction. soooo good
Making these right now!! I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for a simple (I have all the ingredients on hand!!) recipe!!
I'm not sure how to "comment" but I made these last night - followed the recipe exactly - and they came out dry and the bread crumbs/parmesan were just about burnt. Using the ziploc instead of mixing in a bowl sort of caused the bread crumbs and cheese to soak up all of the oil, etc. I think I may try them again but toss the sprouts in a bowl with the oil first, then season. I'm going to cover with foil for the first 20 minutes, then uncover, sprinkle with bread crumbs and cheese and finish cooking them. Hopefully they won't be so dry.
The recipe calls for 15-17 minutes of cooking time. If You're cooking them well over 20 minutes as suggested by covering them with foil for the first 20 minutes then sprinkling with bread crumbs and cheese it's no wonder that they were dry and overcooked.
Dixie, The recipe is calling for 1/2 tsp of salt. The "coupons" next to the salt is the website giving you an option to "click" for coupons.
lol I think that was a weird typo when you printed. The same thing happened to me. The ingredient is just salt.
I haven't used frozen sprouts yet, but if you do, I would maybe just increase the roasting time. There will be some extra moisture from the freezer and this will help cook that off. :)