Savory Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Garlic Twist











Discover how to turn simple Brussels sprouts into a delectable side dish! This roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic recipe is not only healthy, packing a nutritional punch but also full of flavor. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a festive gathering!


Step 1: Preparation of Brussels sprouts

Begin your culinary adventure by preheating your oven to a hot 450°F, ready to welcome the Brussels sprouts. To ensure even cooking and maximum flavor, carefully trim the bottoms and remove any wilted or discolored leaves from the Brussels sprouts. Then, slice each one in half lengthwise to expose the inner layers to the roasting process, enhancing their natural sweetness as they caramelize.
Pro Tip: Keeping sprouts uniform in size ensures even roasting.

Step 2: Pan-sear for added flavor

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-proof skillet. Once hot, place the Brussels sprouts cut side down in a single layer in the pan. This method will introduce a beautiful, savory caramelization to the flat sides of the sprouts. It's this initial sear that starts to build the complex flavors and textures that will define this dish.
Pro Tip: Don't overcrowd the pan to allow for a proper sear.

Step 3: Roast to perfection

With the Brussels sprouts now started on their caramelization journey, add the minced garlic over them, and season generously with salt and pepper. This step infuses the sprouts with a rich garlic flavor, complementing their natural taste. Transfer the skillet to your preheated oven, and let the magic happen. Roast for about 30 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally to promote even cooking and browning. Once they're beautifully roasted with a tender center and crispy, caramelized edges, they're almost ready to serve. For a final touch of elegance, stir in the balsamic vinegar to add a sweet and tangy finish.
Pro Tip: Roasting time may vary based on the size of the sprouts, so keep an eye on them.