Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts Recipe Is Just Plain Wow by Donna John

Side Dishes Vegetables
7 months ago

Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts Recipe Is Just Plain Wow

Brussels sprouts are still one popular vegetableBrussels sprouts are healthy and so tasty, which is why they are still the "it" vegetable. One of my favorite potato recipes is crunchy smashed potatoes, so why not do that with brussels sprouts? The result was this delish brussels sprouts recipe!

To make these crispy smashed brussels sprouts you will need fresh brussels sprouts, olive oil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and a lemon. The brussels sprouts are cooked first in boiling water until tender. Next they're smashed and baked until crispy. Delicious!

Serve these brussels spouts as a side dish with dinner. They also make a nutritious snack

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder, to taste (or your favorite seasonings)
  • lemon wedge

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the brussels sprouts and cook until tender, about 8 to 12 minutes depending on size.
  2. Remove the brussels sprouts to an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
  3. Dry the brussels sprouts on a clean kitchen towel.
  4. Oil a baking sheet with a little olive oil. Carefully smash the brussels sprout with the bottom of a heavy drinking glass or potato masher until flat. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for about 10 minutes.
  5. Flip the brussels sprouts over and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Squeeze some lemon juice over the top, to taste. Continue to bake another 5 minutes or until crispy.

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Recipe Notes

  • Be very careful when smashing the brussels sprouts because the pan is oiled and they can move around. I found that smashing them on the kitchen towel and then moving them onto the pan was easiest.
  • Save the brussels sprouts leaves that fall off during boiling and throw those on the baking pan, too. They get super crispy! So good.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 156

Total Fat: 9.1g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 5mg

Sodium: 108mg

Total Carbohydrate: 15.7g

Dietary Fiber: 6.4g

Total Sugars: 3.7g

Protein: 8.1g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 120mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 661mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Brussels sprouts have become one of my favorite go-to vegetables (after many years of being daunted by making them). Can't wait to smash mine next time I make them, Donna John ! Great idea.
A refreshing change of pace for this fairly boring veggie...
Terri Kendrick
Made your brussels sprouts and they were goooooooood!!!
Donna John
Yeah! So glad to hear that!! Great pic! Terri Jones

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