• Gretchen

Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Updated: Jun 2

Elevate your side dish game with this Smashed Brussels Sprouts recipe. These oven roasted sprouts make a quick & easy 30 minute side dish that are healthy and delicious. Only a few simple ingredients are needed. This is one of our family favorites.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Serves 4 -5


  • 24 oz fresh Brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed

  • 2 tbsp unflavored coconut or avocado oil

  • 1 tsp coarse salt

  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

  • a pinch of ground red pepper

  • 1/2 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese

Trimmed Brussels


  • Preheat oven to 425F.

  • Trim Brussels sprouts and discard any yellow outer leaves.

  • Cook brussels sprouts in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well and take care to pat them very dry.

  • Place on a sheet pan* and gently "smash" each one. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper. Then gently toss to coat them evenly.

  • Roast for approximately 15 - 20 minutes or so, until they're charred to your liking. Cover with Parmesan cheese and broil until cheese begins to brown (about 2 minutes). Enjoy immediately or at room temperature.

* Line your sheet pan with parchment paper for easier clean-up.