Brussels Sprouts

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (more or less to taste)

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • ½ tsp salt

Yield

4-6 servings

Total Time

10 mins. prep

25 mins. cooking

35 mins. total

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

  2. Cut stems off of brussels sprouts, then slice into halves (or fourths for especially large sprouts). 

  3. In a medium bowl, toss together brussels sprout halves, oil, garlic, pepper, and salt.

  4. Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking oil. 

  5. Spread coated brussels sprouts evenly among the pan, allowing plenty of space between them to prevent steaming. 

  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned. Shake pan occasionally to ensure even browning.  

*The secret to crispy brussels sprouts? Spread them out! They create steam when placed close together, which results in a soggy texture.

One cup of brussels sprouts is a mere 40 calories, but provides 3.5 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein. They're also a solid source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, and folate. Plus they are extremely filling! Adding brussels sprouts to your meal will help keep your calories down and your nutrients up.