This is a simple side dish that never fails to please. The sprouts are a great, hearty side dish, a simple snack, or can even be a component in other dishes.

Blanching the brussels sprouts removes the bitterness but if you want to simplify you can skip that step and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

  • 6 servings
  • 5 mins
  • 30 mins
  • 35 mins


  • 2-3 pounds Brussels sprouts, with any wilted leaves removed and the bottom of the stem trimmed
  • salt
  • olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Blanche the sprouts whole- but them in a stockpot and cover with water and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils, turn off the heat, drain the sprouts and run under cold water to cool.
  • Cut each sprout in half and put in on a large baking pan. Sprinkle with olive oil and salt. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 450° F, or until the outer leaves are blackened and crispy.