Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are simple to make and are packed with flavor! This tasty side dish is perfect with a weeknight dinner or for your holiday table. Air fryer and oven instructions included!
Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are by far my favorite way to serve up the nutritious veg!
They're easy to make (scroll down for oven or air fryer instructions) and taste divine. Seriously. Even if you think you don't like sprouts, you will love them served this way!
Brussels sprouts are one of the most popular vegetables and for a good reason! They are packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, and K as well as fiber. And when roasted, they take on a delicious nutty flavor that is irresistible.
While there are many ways to add flavor to this super vegetable, we love making them with a parmesan twist. These roasted Brussels sprouts could not be easier to make. Simply toss the Brussels sprouts in oil and dry seasonings. Then add them to the oven or air fryer.
Add the parmesan halfway through cooking, and you've got a crisp brussels sprout on the outside with a delicious cheesy flavor.
Whether you are looking for an easy side dish to make for a weeknight meal or want to impress your guests at a Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering, this recipe for roasted Parmesan Brussels sprouts is sure to be loved by all!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
These roasted Parmesan Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside, tender inside, and full of herby, cheesy flavor.
Simply toss the Brussels sprouts in oil and seasonings, then roast in the oven or air fryer.
Brussels sprouts are nutrient-rich vegetable that is packed with vitamins and fiber.
Great as a side dish for any meal, including for the holidays!
- Brussels Sprouts - You'll need fresh brussels sprouts that are cleaned and trimmed.
- Cooking Oil - A neutral flavored oil like avocado or vegetable oil works best in this recipe to make the sprouts nice and crispy.
- Garlic Clove - Adds a bold garlic flavor to the dish that pairs well with the Parmesan cheese.
- Dried Spices - A mix of garlic powder, thyme, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper properly season the sprouts and enhance their flavor.
- Parmesan Cheese - This gets added during the cooking time to give the Brussels sprouts a crispy finish with lots of salty and cheesy flavor.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the brussels sprouts: Trim the ends off of the brussels sprouts and remove any loose leaves. Cut them in half if they are on the larger side.
Season the brussels sprouts: Add the brussels sprouts to a mixing bowl and drizzle with oil. Add garlic and spices. Toss everything together until evenly coated. Do not add the parmesan cheese.
Air Fry Brussels Sprouts: Add the seasoned Brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket and cook at 325F for 7 minutes, tossing halfway. Add the parmesan, toss, and cook for a further minute or longer if you like them crispier.
Oven roast: Place the seasoned Brussels sprouts onto a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the parmesan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
When adding to the air fryer basket, they do not need to be in a single layer as they will shrink while cooking. However, if your air fryer is too small, cook in batches.
The parmesan cheese is added last to ensure it doesn't burn during cooking.
Cut larger Brussels sprouts into even-sized pieces to ensure your Brussels sprouts are cooked evenly.
The total time it takes to cook the brussels sprouts fully depends on their size. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a bright and fresh flavor.
Toss with balsamic vinegar before roasting for a sweet and tangy flavor.
Add vegetarian crumbled bacon for a smoky and salty flavor.
Drizzle with honey for a sweet and savory flavor.
Instead of parmesan cheese, try using shredded cheddar, Gruyere, or Gouda.
Serve with a Roasted Turkey for a holiday meal.
Cooled leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat in a 350F oven or air fryer until warmed through.
Freezing is not recommended as the texture of the Brussels sprouts will be mushy when thawed.
You want to make sure that your Brussels sprouts are cut into even-sized pieces so they cook evenly. You also don't want to overcrowd the pan as this will lead to steaming rather than roasting.
Frozen brussels sprouts have a lot of moisture which can lead to soggy sprouts. Therefore, using fresh is recommended. However, if all you have is frozen, it will still work - just a little less crispy.
Seasoning the brussels sprouts well allows them to caramelize and develop a deep flavor which helps to offset any bitterness.
Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- Prepare the Brussels sprouts by washing, removing any worn outer leaves, trimming the ends and slicing them in half lengthways.
- Add them to a bowl, then drizzle with the oil and spices (not the parmesan) and toss to coat.
To cook in the air fryer
- Add the seasoned Brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket ( they don’t have to be a singler layer, but if the basket is small, cook in batches) and cook at 325F for 7 minutes, tossing halfway. Add the parmesan, toss, and cook for a further minute or longer if you like them crispier.
To cook in the oven
- Place the seasoned Brussels sprouts onto a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the parmesan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.