How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

 Brussels sprouts are a delicious and nutritious vegetable that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, this guide will show you how to cook Brussels sprouts to perfection.

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Before you start cooking, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Brussels Sprouts

Wash the Brussels sprouts and trim the stems. Cut them in half lengthwise and place them in a bowl.

Step 3: Season the Brussels Sprouts

Add olive oil, salt, and black pepper to the bowl of Brussels sprouts. Mix well until all the Brussels sprouts are coated with the seasoning.

Step 4: Roast the Brussels Sprouts

Place the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast them in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown.

Step 5: Serve the Brussels Sprouts

Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven and transfer them to a serving dish. You can serve them as a side dish or add them to salads or pasta dishes.

Pros and Cons

Like any food, Brussels sprouts have their pros and cons.

High in fiberCan cause gas and bloating for some people
Rich in vitamins and mineralsCan be bitter if not cooked properly
Low in caloriesNot everyone enjoys the taste


Q: Can I boil Brussels sprouts instead of roasting them?

A: Yes, you can boil Brussels sprouts for 6-8 minutes or until they are tender. However, roasting them gives them a crispy texture and enhances their flavor.

Q: Can I add other seasonings to the Brussels sprouts?

A: Of course! Feel free to experiment with different seasonings like garlic, herbs, or lemon juice.

Q: Can I freeze Brussels sprouts?

A: Yes, you can freeze Brussels sprouts for up to 6 months. However, they may lose some of their texture and flavor.

Q: Are Brussels sprouts good for weight loss?

A: Yes, Brussels sprouts are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help you feel full and satisfied.


Now that you know how to cook Brussels sprouts, you can enjoy this delicious and healthy vegetable in a variety of ways. Whether you roast them, boil them, or add them to your favorite dishes, Brussels sprouts are a tasty addition to any meal.