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Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-5 as a side 1x


This smashed brussels sprouts recipe is the ultimate crispy, cheesy side dish. Just boil them, smash them, and top with seasonings and parmesan. They're so irresistible they'll disappear off the table in no time!


  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts
  • olive oil spray (or cooking spray of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon course sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Prepare brussels sprouts – slice off the rough base and remove the outer leaves. Wash thoroughly.
  3. Carefully add brussels sprouts to the pot and boil 15-20 minutes until the sprouts are very tender. Strain in a colander and allow to drain for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment. Place the sprouts on the sheet and smash! I use a pint glass for this. Once they're all smashed, spray lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan.
  5. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is melty and the edges are golden brown + crispy. Remove and allow to cool.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish


  • Calories: 150
  • Sodium: 120 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 7 g