No matter the season—winter, summer, spring, or fall—I am a huge fan of roasted Brussels sprouts. I know, I know, they aren’t exactly in season year-round, but they are a vegetable that I thoroughly enjoy eating. Especially when they are roasted to a crisp!
Roasted Brussels sprouts are an incredibly easy to side to make with any kind of dinner during a weeknight. I like to roast them up alongside some of my roasted sweet potatoes, served with some salmon, chicken breast (or thighs), or even meatloaf. Yes, I said meatloaf. Don’t worry, I have a recipe for it coming soon.
You can roast any vegetable using this method
Honestly, it’s true. Roasting vegetables is my favorite way to cook almost any kind of vegetable. It’s easy, and it always tastes absolutely delicious. You could try this same method using:
- String beans
- Snow peas
- Squash (summer, zucchini, butternut)
- Bell peppers
I like to roast my vegetables on a shallow baking sheet. You can easily get a set to fit different types of vegetable sizes (or oven sizes) when roasting.
Try using different seasonings
The recipe below calls for a very simple mixture of olive oil, salt, and pepper. I find that to be a classic way to roast vegetables that will never, ever fail. However, if you’re looking for some flavor, you could always add in an extra spice to give your vegetables even more flavor. You could sprinkle in one of the following:
- All-purpose seasoning
- Italian seasoning
- Taco seasoning
- Red pepper flakes
- Curry powder
- Parmesan (yes, really!)
- Lemon juice
- Paprika (my personal favorite!)
You can even roast at different temperatures
After so many attempts of roasting vegetables with dinner, I’ve come to realize that roasting can happen at various oven temperatures. I know this because, well, not all meats or dishes cook at the same temperature. So if I’m cooking some other dinner in the oven, I tend to roast vegetables alongside it, So I’ve attempted roasting Brussels sprouts at 350 degrees, 375 degrees, and 400 degrees. All have worked fine.
What you need to keep in mind about roasting at different temperatures is the crunch and texture of the roasted vegetable. If it roasts at a higher heat, it will get very crispy. If it’s at a lower heat, the Brussels sprouts will still get crispy, just not as crispy compared to those that sit in a higher temperature.
Here’s my rule of thumb for roasting Brussels sprouts in the oven at different temperatures:
- If 350 degrees, roast for 1 hour
- If 375 degrees, roast for 45 minutes
- If 400 degrees, roast for 30 minutes
You still follow the same recipe below for making the roasted Brussels sprouts, just change the temperature and the timing.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 3-4 cups Brussels sprouts halved
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients
- Spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray
- Lay out the Brussels sprouts on the pan. Make sure they aren't on top of each other.
- Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.