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2 Quick & Easy Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Updated on December 28, 2010

I love Brussels sprouts (I think of them as miniature cabbage!) and eat them regularly. These are two of my favorite quick, easy, and healthy Brussels sprouts recipes.

I recommend thoroughly rinsing the Brussels sprouts off using a kitchen sink sprayer. There's no telling how many people at the store may have picked them up, looked at them, and put them back. I've witnessed people practically picking up every sprout, spinning them around, inspecting them, and even sneezing on them!

If you try one of these Brussels Sprouts recipes, leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Also, if you like asparagus, check out my quick and easy asparagus recipes.

Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts


This is the simplest method.

Prep:  After a thorough rinse, I cut the ends (where they used to be attached) off.

I turn the stove on high until a pot of water is boiling. I add a little olive oil and a touch of salt (I just add a very little) to the boiling water. I then add the Brussels sprouts and leave them boiling for 9-10 minutes. I pour the water and Brussels sprouts into a colander in the sink.

I prefer to serve the Brussels sprouts warm (fresh out of the colander) with a little Marzetti Asiago Peppercorn dressing on top.


Prep:  After a thorough rinse, I cut the ends (where they used to be attached) off, and then cut each Brussels sprout in half.

I use a toaster oven to bake mine, but a normal oven can be used. I simply put the halved Brussels sprouts in a large freezer bag, and then add a few tablespoons of olive oil, a couple cloves of pressed garlic, some fresh parmesan or asiago cheese, some diced ham, and a little crushed red pepper. I then close the freezer bag and shake the bag very well to mix everything up. I then cover a baking tray with aluminum foil. I empty the bag of Brussels sprouts onto the aluminum-covered baking tray and spread them out evenly on the tray. Preheat the oven to 450 and then bake them at 450 for about 12 minutes. I prefer to use the toaster oven so I can use the “toast” option. This slightly burns the cheese and garlic on the tops of the Brussels sprouts.



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      Gary 5 years ago

      Trying now

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      Barbara C 6 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

      I, too, had never thought of baking them!

      I live in southern Spain where they are not easy to find - I have to go to a British shop for them - but will definitely give this a try next time I buy some :)

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      amani the french oven guy 6 years ago

      Good to see I'm not the only one that likes brussel sprouts! They've certainly got a bad rap, but I think they're delicious if cooked properly.

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      Life Works 6 years ago

      I love brussel sprouts too and baking leaves them full of nutrients! I have a fabulous malt vinegar (tsp)/olive oil(tbsp) recipe with rosemary and thyme, pepper. Shake in a bag to coat and bake. You can even turn the broiler on and blacken them for the last couple of minutes and they are wonderful....and they don't taste burnt!

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      Leenie Pooh 6 years ago

      I love your recipe for the toaster oven brussel sprouts. I recently discovered brussel sprouts and am loving them.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Thank you for the recipes. I will try the backed ones too

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      lawsmom 7 years ago from Oakland County, Michigan

      Love the baked sprout recipe. Can't wait to try it!

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      kea 7 years ago

      @Springboard - thanks for the comment. Let me know what you think if you decide to try the bake method! Cheers.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Wow, the 2nd one sounds absolutely fabulous. I'd never in a million years think to bake a brussel sprout. But there you have it. Gotta try it. Thanks. :)

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      kea 7 years ago

      @Hello, hello - thx for dropping by and for the comment!

      @michifus - Once a year with chestnuts? That sounds interesting. Let me know if you like the baked recipe :)

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      michifus 7 years ago

      I usually have them once a year with chestnuts at Christmas, however didn't really know what else to do with them. I think I will have to try out your baked sprout recipe though, sounds lovely. Thanks!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      I love Brussel Sprouts - thank you for the recipees.