Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Parmesan Lemon Brussel Sprouts

You either love them or hate them. Yes, I’m talking about brussels sprouts. And I confess, until recently I was in the ‘hate them’ group. I had been subjected to years of the mushy cold version (aren’t all veggies cold on the Christmas table by the time we get to them?), so I really had no clue how yummy these little veggies could be. It seemed so sad: such an adorable mini vegetable!I was inspired to make these after visiting the Flying Pig in Vancouver recently, holding the waiter’s tip ransom until he told me how they were made. As it turns out they deep-fry theirs, so I opted for a slightly healthier rendition which included oven roasting them instead. Fun fact: these little gems are a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical being studied for how it affects DNA repair in cells and may block the growth of cancer cells.

Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Easy and delicious Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts make the perfect healthy holiday side dish that can be prepped ahead.  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lb. brussels sprouts
  • 3-4 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Prepare brussels sprouts by trimming the end and removing any damaged leaves: wash thoroughly.
  3. Cut the brussels sprouts in half, and drizzle with the olive oil: toss them to coat and sprinkle with the sea salt.  Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, until golden brown and cooked throughout, tossing half way through.

  5. Remove from oven and immediately toss with the parmesan cheese and lemon juice.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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5 Comments on “Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts”

  1. Laurie

    This is first appie to be gone. (Best to make extras to refresh your tray!)
    Be different! Bring or serve these on tray at your next appie event. They won’t last long! I add a good quality balsamic and cook them about 45 minutes. (Breaking the rules a bit , but don’t worry, they will be crispy and golden with a de-lish roasty flavour!
    Laurie. Dec 2017

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