Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts

4.99 from 56 votes

Roasted to perfection, Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts are crispy and buttery, making them the ultimate side dish for any meal.

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These Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts, made with Danish Creamery Sea Salted Premium Butter, will have your taste buds dancing in delight. This is one incredibly tasty side dish with a crispy parmesan crust that even the pickiest of eaters are sure to enjoy. If you’ve been looking for a way to add more sprouts to your diet, this is the recipe for you!

Parmesan crusted brussel sprouts in a baking dish flipped cut side up with crusted cheese with a serving spoon tucked and garnished with fresh parsley and flaky salt.

Table of Contents

  1. Why you’ll love these crispy parm crusted brussel sprouts
  2. Ingredients to make parmesan crusted brussel sprouts
  3. How to make oven roasted parmesan brussel sprouts
  4. Tips for making parmesan brussel sprouts with butter
  5. Popular substitutions & additions
  6. What to serve with roasted brussel sprouts
  7. How to store & reheat crispy parmesan brussel sprouts
  8. Frequently asked questions
  9. MORE ROASTED VEGETABLE RECIPES:
  10. Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Brussel sprouts are an incredibly versatile vegetable and a great addition to any meal. One of my favorite ways to prepare them is by roasting them until they’re crispy and caramelized. This recipe goes a step further by creating a flavor-packed parmesan and butter paste that bakes on the bottom of the pan and sticks to the halved Brussel sprouts for an irresistible crust and crunch. It’s no wonder why they’re so popular on social media!

Why you’ll love these crispy parm crusted brussel sprouts

  • Easy to make! Cutting the Brussel sprouts in half is the most effort needed for this recipe. Let the oven work its magic to roast them to perfection.
  • Goes with any main entrée. Even those who don’t like Brussel sprouts will enjoy this buttery, salty, parmesan version. That makes it perfect for pairing with steak, chicken, and seafood.
  • Crisp, buttery, and delicious! The parmesan cheese and butter mixture made with Danish Creamery Sea Salted Premium Butter creates a crispy and flavorful crust, while the inside remains tender and oh-so good! 

Ingredients to make parmesan crusted brussel sprouts

  • Butter: Danish Creamery Sea Salted Premium Butter is the star of this recipe. It’s made with high-quality cream and a touch of sea salt for a richer, creamier flavor. It also helps the Brussel sprouts get crispy and infuses them with flavor and richness. 
  • Brussel sprouts: Choose small to medium-sized Brussel sprouts that are firm and green. Avoid any that are yellow, and remove the outer leaves as they tend to be bitter.
  • Parmesan cheese: I prefer to use freshly grated parmigiano reggiano for added nuttiness and flavor. 
  • Garlic powder, basil, paprika, salt, and pepper: These seasonings add depth of flavor to the dish.
Ingredients for recipe before prepping: fresh brussel sprouts, parmesan cheese, Danish Creamery Premium Sea Salted Butter box with some cut into slices, and seasonings.

How to make oven roasted parmesan brussel sprouts

  • Place the butter in a baking dish and set it in the oven until it melts.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, stir in the spices and parmigiano reggiano cheese until well combined and they form a paste. Spread with a spatula to coat the bottom of the pan with the paste.
  • Place the halved Brussel sprouts cut side down in the baking dish.
  • Bake until the tops are crisp, and golden brown, and they can easily be pierced with a fork.
4 image collage making recipe in a large rectangle baking dish: 1- butter melted in dish, parmesan and herbs mixed into a paste, brussel sprouts cut side down in butter cheese, after baking.

Tips for making parmesan brussel sprouts with butter

  1. Make sure the Brussel sprouts are dry. If you rinsed your sprouts, give them a good patting down with some paper towels to remove any extra moisture to make sure they crisp up while baking.
  2. Use a large enough baking dish. You don’t want them to be too crowded in the pan, so opt for an extra large dish with room for them to roast evenly. I used a large 9×13 baking dish, but you might also like using a sheet pan.
  3. Save on dishes and melt the butter in the pan. There’s no need to dirty up extra dishes to melt the butter, so I like placing the butter in the oven while prepping. This saves a step, and you’ll have a nice warm melted butter to create the yummy parmesan paste.
  4. Roast in a high-heat oven. Like any roasting recipe, you want the oven up to temperature. Preheating also allows the Brussel sprouts to cook more evenly and crisp up nicely on the outside while remaining tender on the inside.
  • Add some nuts. Add chopped pecans or walnuts for an additional crunch and nutty flavor.
  • Serve with a sauce. A nice mild and creamy aioli goes really well with the flavors of the cheese and spices. You could also try a spicy mayo or ranch dip.
  • Balsamic glaze. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the Brussel sprouts before serving for a sweet and tangy finish.
  • Add some heat. A pinch of red pepper flakes or cayenne is an easy way to kick up the spice without overpowering the delicious buttery parmesan crust.
Parmesan crusted brussel sprouts made with Danish Creamy Premium Sea Salted Butter sticks in a baking dish to show crusted cut side.

What to serve with roasted brussel sprouts

How to store & reheat crispy parmesan brussel sprouts

You can store the leftover Brussel sprouts in an airtight container and refrigerate them. When you’re ready to eat them again, you have a few options for reheating. You can warm them up on the stovetop or use the microwave, or to get the same crispness to them. You can reheat them in a hot oven or air fryer at around 400 degrees until they are heated through.

How long will roasted brussel sprouts last in the fridge?

When stored in an airtight container, leftover Brussel sprouts can remain fresh for 4-5 days.

Can i freeze parmesan crusted brussel sprouts?

Parmesan crusted Brussel sprouts are not recommended for freezing after cooking, as they can lose their texture and become mushy when reheated. For the best taste and texture, it’s best to enjoy them fresh.

Frequently asked questions

Can you use frozen Brussel sprouts for roasting?

While frozen Brussel sprouts work in many recipes, fresh is the best way to be sure you’ll get a crispy roasted sprout. If you do use frozen, make sure they are completely thawed and dried as much as possible with a paper towel.

Why didn’t my Brussel sprouts crisp up?

This can happen when the oven temperature isn’t high enough or wasn’t preheated before roasting them. Another reason they didn’t get crispy could be from over crowding the pan, and they steamed instead.

Should I parboil Brussel sprouts before roasting them?

Parboiling them first is unnecessary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. This popular technique helps remove some of the bitterness that roasted Brussel sprouts can have. If you decide to try this method, only do a quick dip in salted water and allow them to dry before roasting. You will need to reduce your cooking time by a few minutes, so keep an eye on them towards the end.

Fork dipping roasted parmesan brussel sprouts into aoili on a plate full of more of them

Parmesan crusted Brussel sprouts are roasted to perfection in the oven, resulting in a satisfyingly crispy texture that’s hard to resist. With premium ingredients like Danish Creamery Sea Salted Premium Butter, the taste is next level and so good!

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Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted to perfection, Parmesan Crusted Brussel Sprouts are crispy and buttery, making them the ultimate side dish for any meal.
5 from 56 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Side Dish
Calories 204
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound brussel sprouts halved
  • 4 tablespoons Danish Creamery Sea Salted Premium Butter melted
  • ½ cup grated parmigiano reggiano
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Aioli for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425˚F. Place the butter in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish and set in the oven for 5 minutes, until the butter is melted.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, stir in the spices and parmigiano reggiano until well combined and they form a paste. Spread with a spatula to coat the bottom of the pan with the paste.
  • Place the halved brussel sprouts cut side down in the baking dish. Bake until golden brown and crispy, about 35 minutes.
  • Remove the brussel sprouts from the pan and add to a serving platter with aioli, if desired.

Notes

Nutrition label does not include aioli.
You can store the leftover Brussel sprouts in an airtight container and refrigerate them. When you’re ready to eat them again, you have a few options for reheating. You can warm them up on the stovetop or use the microwave, or for to get the same crispness to them you can reheat in a hot oven or air fryer at around 400 degrees until they are heated through.
Make sure the oven is preheated before roasting to make sure they cook evenly and crisp up.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 483mg, Potassium: 483mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1438IU, Vitamin C: 96mg, Calcium: 166mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Side Dish

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  1. I made these last night for dinner and I have two recommendations.
    1. The oven temperature is 25 degrees too high.
    2. The length of time in the oven should be reduced to 20 to 25 minutes.
    Great idea but I recommend looking at the recipe on TikTok for comparison. My sprouts were nearly mushy. I’ll try again with the adjustments mentioned.

    1. Hi Carl, thank you for the feedback. Every oven cooks differently and it sounds like yours runs on the hotter side. I hope the adjustments work out!

  2. One of the absolutely best ways to eat Brussel sprouts! Turned out delicious and crispy. I also really appreciated the step of melting the butter in the pan while the oven preheated – saved me a bowl for melting it in the microwave and just made perfect sense!

    1. Thank you so much, Cecilia! I am glad you liked the trick. Anyway to save having extra dishes is a plus in my book!