These roasted crispy garlic Parmesan brussels sprouts are a quick and easy side dish that will win over kids and even the pickiest of eaters. With a handful of simple ingredients and a sheet pan, this recipe gives you delicious brussels sprouts with an addictive crunchy cheese crust that pairs well with any meal.
Say goodbye to boring brussels sprouts. These crispy garlic Parmesan brussels sprouts will be an instant family favorite and should be your go-to brussels sprouts recipe. It takes its cues from garlic Parmesan smashed potatoes which focuses on the crisp factor.
The brussels sprouts are tossed in an olive oil and butter mixture which acts as the ‘glue’ to stick your garlic Parmesan panko mixture to. Dredge halved brussels sprouts into the breadcrumbs and bake them cut side down for a golden, crispy exterior and tender center. It’s simple enough for everyday meals but flavorful enough for your holiday table.
For more garlic Parmesan-flavored sides, you might enjoy this roasted broccoli which is also made on a sheet pan. Or try these sweet potato stacks made in a muffin tin or this healthy air fryer garlic Parmesan broccoli.
Ingredients in Crispy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
CRISPY GARLIC PARMESAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE TIPS
- Brussels sprouts – Try to make sure the brussels sprouts match in size so they roast evenly. If some sprouts are larger than the others, quarter them instead.
Slicing the brussels sprouts in half lets the cut side crisp up after roasting them cut-side down.
How to Prepare Brussels Sprouts
Cut off the stem of each sprout and peel off the outer loose leaves. The leaves that need to be discarded will want to fall off naturally. This will help guide you on which leaves to discard. Rinse brussels sprouts in a colander and drain well.
- Butter and oil – The amount of oil used in the recipe might look like a lot at first. You will need that much though to get the panko Parmesan mixture to stick and adhere fully. This is the glue that binds the yummy crunchy stuff to the sprouts.
- Panko breadcrumbs – This adds some texture and crunch to the brussels sprouts. You can use regular breadcrumbs but the crust won’t be as airy and crunchy.
- Garlic – I used garlic powder but you can substitute this with freshly minced garlic.
- Parmesan cheese – Use grated Parmesan cheese instead of shredded Parmesan so it mixes and spreads better in the panko mixture.
- Baking sheet – Use a baking sheet instead of a 9×13 casserole dish so there’s more room for the brussels sprouts to spread out. Spray the baking sheet down so the Parmesan-crusted side doesn’t stick when flipping.
- Roasting – Roasting times will vary, depending on your oven. Keep an eye on the sprouts after the 20-minute mark so they don’t burn. If there are any loose leaves, stack them off to the side of the baking sheet and remove them after 20 minutes. You can serve them later with the rest or snack on them while roasting the remaining sprouts.
Space the sprouts as far apart as you can in a single layer so they roast better. Keeping them too close together will end up steaming them and affect how they crisp up.
- Leftovers and reheating – Leftovers will keep up to 3-4 days but like most crispy food, they are best served fresh. To reheat, bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes or until warmed through. To reheat in the air fryer, air fry at 350°F for 3-4 minutes or until crispy and warm.
- Spice it up – Add a few shakes of crushed red pepper for some kick.
- Add some herbs – Toss them in some Italian seasoning for more flavor.
- Add some sweetness – Add a drizzle of honey to the butter and olive oil mixture for a hint of sweetness.
- Make it zesty – Drizzle with some lemon juice before serving to brighten up the flavor.
- Add more flavor – Add some bacon bits for more flavor.
What to Serve with Crispy Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
These roasted Parmesan-crusted brussels sprouts compliment many chicken mains such as creamy ranch chicken, oven-baked chicken breasts, chicken with creamy mushroom sauce, or honey garlic butter chicken.
For seafood ideas on what to pair these sprouts with, try honey garlic shrimp, balsamic-glazed salmon, creamy Tuscan shrimp, air fryer honey mustard salmon, or some creamy garlic butter salmon.
And that’s about it. Let me know how you enjoyed them, what substitutions you made, or what you served them with in the comments below.
MORE SIDE DISHES TO TRY
- Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
- Mashed Potato Puffs
- Crispy Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
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Crispy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- Add brussels sprouts to a large mixing bowl and pour in melted butter and olive oil. Mix well to coat the sprouts in the fat so the rest of the ingredients will stick.
- Add remaining ingredients: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine until the sprouts are evenly coated with the panko mixture.
- Transfer to a prepared baking sheet and arrange the sprouts cut-side down in a single layer, spaced out evenly between each sprout. If there are some sprouts with the cut side not fully coated in the panko mixture, press them down in the leftover panko mixture to fully coat.
- Pat any leftover Parmesan breadcrumb mixture on the tops of the sprouts and press down to adhere.
- Roast at 400°F for 20 minutes, flip the sprouts and bake for another 5-10 minutes, if needed, or until the sprouts are golden and crispy.
- Let the sprouts rest for 5 minutes then transfer them to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese on top if desired and dish and serve warm.
Spice it up – Add a few shakes of crushed red pepper for some kick.
Add some herbs – Toss them in some Italian seasoning for more flavor.
Add some sweetness – Add a drizzle of honey to the butter and olive oil mixture for a hint of sweetness.
Make it zesty – Drizzle with some lemon juice before serving to brighten up the flavor.
Add more flavor – Add some bacon bits for more flavor.
- Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
Comments & Reviews
Great recipe!! Delicious!
The Cooking Jar says
Glad to hear you enjoyed them, Diane. Thank you for coming back and letting me know 🙂
Seems like orka would be good fixed like this
The Cooking Jar says
It might work. I’ve never baked them before – I just usually stir-fry them.