If you’re like me – you used to cringe at the thought of one of these little green balls. Once I tried them, the bitter after taste was enough for me to never try them again, until – a few years ago. Then it was love at second site! This little side dish quickly became my favorite while eating out and I wanted to duplicate that deliciousness at home. It took me a few times to get that restaurant style taste in my own kitchen, but I think I’ve found it. You’re in luck, too, because I’m sharing it with you!
What you’ll need:
- A bag of brussels sprouts – I get the already packaged bags in the produce section at grocery store.
- Olive oil
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Salt / Pepper
- white onions (or dried minced onions – either work fine)
- herb and garlic seasoning – mine is from Whole Foods
- parmesan cheese – grated
- bacon (if desired)
Empty your sprouts out of the bag, wash them and cut them all in halves. When they are cut in halves – they roast much easier and you get that crispy outer layer. YUM! If you leave them whole you usually have to cook them about 15-20 minutes longer. Which ever you prefer is fine.
Take a cookie sheet or oven friendly baking pan and spread olive oil to cover entire bottom of pan, then spread out all the sprouts. You don’t want them on top of each other – so make sure you have a large enough pan. Drizzle olive oil on top of the sprouts and then roll them around in the pan to make sure they are fully covered in a thin layer of olive oil.
Next sprinkle salt and pepper, herb and garlic seasoning, and the minced onions all over top of sprouts. You can use white onions, cut them up, and throw them in – but let’s be honest here, I need easy since I have two crazy boys begging me for food all the time. Cutting up an onion is an extra time consuming step – so I use the dry minced ones.
Turn oven on 350 degrees, once ready pop the pan in the oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, pull the pan out and flip over the sprouts and sprinkle on grated parmesan cheese on top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until desired softness.
Plate up and sprinkle a little more parmesan on top – because why not? You can add bacon to these bad boys too, if you have the time.
Serve and enjoy! My boys, who usually whine anytime I put something green in front of them, eat these right up! Here’s his plate to prove it! Mom win!