I used to hate brussels sprouts, but then I tried them cooked the right way. Never trust a brussels sprout previously frozen or served to you boiled. Thank goodness I gave them another chance because now I’m obsessed. I love when they are super crispy. I have no self-control with these delicious vegetables. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to eat brussels sprouts! This recipe is super simple to make, and you get that fried taste without using any fryers.
You can get away without adding any sauce to these brussels sprouts because the crispiness is tasty on its own! And if you’re on a plant-based diet, you can substitute the honey for maple syrup. If you’re gluten-free, make sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce.
Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts with a Honey Soy Sauce
- 4 Cups Brussels Sprouts
- 3 Tbsps Avocado Oil
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/4 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 3 Tbsps Soy Sauce gluten-free soy sauce if making this recipe gluten-free
- 1 Tbsp Honey or maple syrup to keep recipe plant-based
- Heat oven to 425-degrees
- Add the brussels sprouts to a pot of boiling water, and boil until they are fork-tender.
- Transfer the cooked brussels sprouts to a large mixing bowl. Coat them with avocado oil, garlic, powder, onion powder, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Use the bottom of a cup or your hands to smash the brussels sprouts. If you're having trouble smashing the brussels sprouts, try cutting them in half first.Add the smashed brussels sprouts to a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (flipping them halfway is optional)
- Mix the soy sauce and honey. Drizzle the sauce over the baked brussels sprouts.
And did I eat that entire bowl by myself? You bet I did.
Questions for you!
- What’s your favorite way to eat brussels sprouts?
- Did you like brussels sprouts the first time you tried them?
thanks for this recipe, I will definitely try it out. I looooove Brussel Sprouts but used to hate them to. You just know how to prepeare them right! So True.
I love making them 2 ways, number one is with candied bacon pieces and honey drizzled all over them while they bake in the oven, I just add avocado oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and lemon pepper.
Number two is also in the oven, I just half them either way, put some avocado oil, parmesan, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and lemon zest. It´s soooooo good.
Actually, I need to make them this week haha.
Those sound like amazing ways to make them, and I’m definitely going to try those out! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you have a great week!
How long would you estimate you boil the sprouts?
It all depends on the size! They’ll be soft enough to stab with a fork.