Roasted Brussels Sprouts

roaster brussel sproutsBrussels sprouts have a bad reputation, mainly because of horrible childhood experiences with the canned or frozen variety. Try this easy side dish using FRESH brussels sprouts that gives this underrated veggie a whole new, grown-up flavor!

Ingredients

brussel sprouts
1 lb. fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and washed
2 T. olive oil
1/2 t. kosher salt, or to taste
1/4 t. black pepper, or to taste
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)


Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

brussels sproutsCut brussels sprouts in half (smaller ones can be kept whole). Place on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until sprouts are tender and a deep, golden brown.

Toss with parmesan cheese (if desired) and enjoy!