Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Veggies never had it so good!  These quick cooking beauties are crispy with a soft middle.  Simply fabulous!

Course Side Dish, Snack, vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
123 kcal


  • 2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus 2 teaspoons more for boiling brussels
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup asiago cheese or parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Trim a small piece of the brussels stem off.  The leaves that need too will fall off.

  3. Place in a large pot and cover with water and bring to a a boil.  Add 2 teaspoons salt to water.

  4. Boil brussels for 10 minutes.  Drain.

  5. Pour onto large baking sheet.  Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

  6. Using a sturdy flat bottom object like a coffee mug, smash each brussels sprout.

  7. Bake for ten minutes.  Remove.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake an additional 10 minutes.

  8. Serve as a side dish with chicken or fish or chill and chop to add to your lunch salad the next day!

Nutrition Facts
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 590mg25%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1405IU28%
Vitamin C 154.4mg187%
Calcium 135mg14%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.