Garlic Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels SproutsI am one of those people who love Brussels sprouts. Yeah, one of those. A little weird, a little health-obsessed, a little, well, weird. But what’s not to love about these little green nuggets?  They look super cute, as if someone had cast a spell on a head of cabbage and shrunk it. They taste divine, especially when they are cooked up so they are not too mushy nor too raw but just right.  And, most of all, they just are so good for you.

Packed with protein, vitamins and fiber, Brussels sprouts help lower cholesterol and keep your heart fit. Better still, they belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables — along with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, etc. — that are known to protect a body from cancer.  How much more can you ask of a vegetable that’s no more than an inch tall?

Roasted Brussels SproutsOne of my favorite ways to cook Brussels sprouts is to add them to pasta, like this Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts recipe I posted a while back. But when I am pressed for time, my go-to recipe is to pop the  sprouts into the oven and roast them to golden, delicious perfection. For all the amazing flavor you get from this recipe, it takes almost no time to make it.

This time I roasted the Brussels sprouts with some Mojo de Ajo — liquid gold olive oil infused with garlic and peppers– more slivers of garlic, and some rosemary. The double garlic whammy makes these Brussels sprouts super flavorful, but if you don’t have any Mojo de Ajo on hand or don’t want to make some, you could also just use regular extra virgin olive oil. Here’s my recipe for Mojo de Ajo (actually Rick Bayless’s).

Keep in mind that the garlic slivers tend to brown fast and can turn bitter, so you have to soak them in the oil first along with the rosemary and add them to the recipe only halfway through roasting.

Here’s the recipe. Until next time, all, and have a great weekend!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tbsp mojo de ajo (oil part only), or extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Salt to taste
  1. Mix 1 tsp of the oil, garlic and rosemary and set aside for 15-30 minutes.
  2. In a bowl,mix the remaining oil, Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper. Spread the sprouts on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roast the Brussels sprouts for 35 minutes. About 15 minutes into the baking, sprinkle the oil-infused garlic and rosemary over the sprouts and stir slightly to mix. Continue roasting.
  4. Serve hot or cold. These are so delicious, I pop them into my mouth like candy.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 87 Fat: 4 grams Carbohydrates: 12 grams Fiber: 4.7 grams Protein: 4.1 grams

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

14 thoughts on “Garlic Rosemary Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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    January 18, 2014 at 4:26pm

    Getting bumped into these cuties lately alot, will try this recipe for sure..!

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      January 20, 2014 at 7:23pm

      Hi Mythreyi, yes, they sure are cropping up a lot in markets around here too.

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      January 20, 2014 at 7:23pm

      Pallavi, how lovely. Hope you try it. The mojo de ajo works with a ton of other recipes too, so it’s worth taking the time.

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    January 19, 2014 at 10:29pm

    “no more than an inch tall?”
    No, no. Head to your farmers’ market and buy a stalk.
    A lady friend quite appreciated this impressive, edible bouquet :)
    It’s was also much cheaper than the supper market’s
    Excited to try this recipe!

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      January 20, 2014 at 7:22pm

      Ken, I hope you do. :) And yes, I’ve seen Brussels sprouts larger than an inch, but I really like using the small ones, especially in this dish.

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    Kate Jackson

    January 21, 2014 at 1:15am

    Stumbled randomly upon your site and whipped these “cuties” out just now as I was prepping my first batch of the mojo de ajo. YUMMMMY! Then I googled the mojo de ajo recipe yesterday and can’t wait to try this recipe again using the new oil blend – but also some other recipes online I found. Now I just have to schedule time to make some of your other amazing sounding recipes :)

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      January 23, 2014 at 11:06pm

      Hi Kate, how lovely you tried them. And you are going to love the mojo de ajo! :) It has so many uses.

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    chef mimi

    January 23, 2014 at 12:37am

    Beautiful! I don’t understand how people can hate Brussels sprouts!

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    January 23, 2014 at 5:09am

    You’ve been bookmarked! I simply adore all your recipes and tend to have similar veggie likes! Wish I could pick these right off your page and eat them. :) Will definitely try this one since the Bandra market here stocks the green globes pretty routinely. Usually make them with Five Spice powder (home made) and eat with rice, so this will add to our repertoire. Thanks again V!

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      January 23, 2014 at 11:00pm

      Hi Sonal, thanks for your lovely message– so glad you enjoy the recipes! I like the idea of using five spice powder– I have wondered what this recipe would be like with some Indian spices. Thanks for the idea, and I am going to try this. :)

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    January 27, 2014 at 3:06am

    I’ve made these twice now and they are perfect! So simple to make and sooooo delicious. Thank you!

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      January 27, 2014 at 3:12am

      Alana, so happy you liked them! They are definitely my favorite way to cook up Brussels sprouts. Thanks for letting me know! :)

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