Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts

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Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts are the star of sides. They are crispy, golden and packed with Parmesan flavor. Everyone will love this recipe.

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Why Make Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts

Easy Prepping! These brussel sprouts are easy to prep, you only need a few ingredients and simple need to slice the sprouts.

One Dish. Everything is made in on dish, making it an easy clean up meal. You can mix the Parmesan right in the baking dish. You can also serve them with Dill Pickle Hummus if you want to dip them in something tasty!

Huge Crowd Pleasure. Everyone will love this dish, even those who aren’t big fans of brussel sprouts will enjoy these. They are full of buttery Parmesan flavor everyone will love. a culinary masterpiece that transforms these miniature cabbages into a flavorful and crunchy delight. Enter Parmesan-crusted Brussels sprouts, a dish that not only elevates the vegetable to new heights but also pleases even the most discerning palate. Another great veggie side dish to consider, Spicy Cucumber Salad, this is another easy, crown pleaser.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed in small bowls and on a counter.

Brussel Sprouts. Use fresh brussel sprouts if you can for this, they will offer the most crispy texture.

Butter. This is what helps cook and brown everything.

Seasoning. You can really add any seasoning of choice, I prefer; Salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder and oregano.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Steps to make this recipe in a white baking dish.

Step One. Preheat oven to 400º. Prepare Brussel sprouts by peeling back any wilted yucky leaves and slices them in half lengthwise. Set aside.

Step Two. In the baking dish, pour the melted butter, cheese, seasonings in and mix with a fork. It should form a thick paste like texture. If you need to add more Parmesan you can to thicken the paste. The thicker it is the more crispy it is.

Step Three. Place brussel sprouts snug to each other into the cheesy paste, lightly press them down. Sprinkle a few pinches of Parmesan over the sprouts and bake for 20-25 minutes. Or until the cheese crust gets browned and bubbles, the sprouts will get lightly charred on the exterior leaves. I love them that way, but you can also gently peel those back before serving. Let them cool a bit, this will also help the cheese to stick together to the sprouts, sprinkle with chopped fresh chives. Serve and enjoy!

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

White baking dish with brussel sprouts and Parmesan all over them.

Recipe FAQs

Are there any variations to the Parmesan crust for Brussels sprouts?

Yes, you can customize the Parmesan crust by adding herbs or spices to the breadcrumb mixture. Thyme, rosemary, or a hint of cayenne pepper can add an extra layer of flavor. Experimenting with different cheese blends or using seasoned breadcrumbs can also provide interesting variations.

Can I make Parmesan-crusted Brussels sprouts ahead of time?

This is best enjoyed while fresh out of the oven, but you can prepare components like getting the Brussels sliced and cleaned.

Brussel sprouts crusted in parmesan on a silver fork up close.

Recipe Tips

Trim and Halve Evenly: Ensure uniform cooking by trimming the stems and halving the Brussels sprouts evenly. This helps in achieving consistent tenderness and a well-balanced crust.

Experiment with Seasonings: Customize the Parmesan crust by experimenting with different seasonings. Add garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to enhance the flavor profile.

Watch the Oven Temperature: Keep a close eye on the oven temperature to prevent the Parmesan crust from burning. If necessary, cover the dish with aluminum foil for part of the baking time to control browning. Please note, I like mine on the more brown/crispy side but they can turn burnt quickly so keep an eye!

Creative Dipping Sauces; These parmesan crusted brussel sprouts are great on their own, but they pair wonderfully with Pesto Dressing or Lemon Tahini Herb Dressing.

Recipe Pairings

These sprouts are great on their own as a snack or appetizer but they are wonderful with my Smash Burgers, Air Fried Turkey Burgers or a side to my Maple Chicken. You can dip these in Spicy Honey Mustard, Pesto Dressing or Tahini Herb Dressing.

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White bowl with brussel sprouts covered in Parmesan, silver fork in the bowl.
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Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts

Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts are the star of sides. Crispy, golden and packed with Parmesan flavor. Everyone will love this recipe. 
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • 8×8 baking dish or similar in size.
  • sharp knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients 

  • .75 -1 lb brussel sprouts
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black cracked pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • cup parmesan , *more for topping and as needed for paste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400º. Prepare Brussel sprouts by peeling back any wilted yucky leaves and slices them in half lengthwise. Set aside. 
  • In the baking dish, pour the melted butter, cheese, seasonings in and mix with a fork. It should form a thick paste like texture. If you need to add more Parmesan you can to thicken the paste. The thicker it is the more crispy it will be. 
  • Place brussel sprouts snug to each other into the cheesy paste, lightly press them down. Sprinkle a few pinches of Parmesan over the sprouts and bake for 20-25 minutes. Or until the cheese crust gets browned and bubbles, the sprouts will get lightly charred on the exterior leaves. I love them that way, but you can also gently peel those back before serving. Let them cool a bit, this will also help the cheese to stick together to the sprouts, sprinkle with chopped fresh chives. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*You may not use the full amount of brussels depending in size, the bigger sprouts will take up more surface area in the baking dish so please use patience on how many brussels you need. You can also make a second batch if you’s like. 
 
*Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 185
Keyword: 30 minute, Appetizer, Side Dish
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