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Fall in love with Brussels...{Sprouts}
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Fall in love with Brussels...{Sprouts}

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

I hated Brussels sprouts when I was a kid.  Perhaps it was because my mom always bought the frozen ones (which inevitably turned mushy) or maybe my tastebuds have finally matured.  Regardless, I think the secret to serving up some sprouts is by showing them some sweetness.  Below is my favorite roasted sprouts recipe (with sweet variations).  They are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or a single girl's dinner...

Adjust as needed, as these are the single girl portions.

  • 8 small Brussels sprouts halved
  • 3 small leeks sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced butternut squash (shown above), pumpkin, apple, or pear* (my personal favorite)
  • 1/8 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh thyme to taste and garnish
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.  
  2. Prepare the veggies and fruit and toss together with the pine nuts, thyme, and salt.
  3. Then, coat them with the olive oil.  
  4. Let them sit while the oven reaches temperature.  
  5. Roast your sprouts for about 30-40 minutes.
  6.  If you like, for the last 5-10, kick on the heat and broil them to a light crisp.
  7.  Serve (maybe even with a squeeze of lemon juice).  




*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.


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  1. barblarsen
    I love oven roasted brussels sprouts!! They are really versatile and go with so many things ... I have substituted walnuts for the pine nuts with good results ... and pan grilling works well too. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the marinade for an additional taste treat ... Thanks for sharing this recipe Megan!! Love it!!!
    1. Megan McNeal
      Megan McNeal
      Thank you! Walnuts or hazelnuts would be an awesome substitution! Thanks for the feedback and support!
      1. barblarsen
        Mmmmmmm .... hazelnuts .... didn't think of those! Guess I know what we are having tonight for dinner :-)
  2. Veganara
    Voted. What a great recipe! Even though I actually enjoy boring boiled Brussels sprouts, it' s nice to find another way to cook them. I must try.
    1. Megan McNeal
      Megan McNeal
      Thank you for your support and thank you for your vote!


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