6 August, 2019
How To Cook Brussel Sprouts In The Oven – A Great Super Food!
Brussel sprouts are a great super food to add to your diet! My family loves them, even the youngest member. In the winter, I will buy them frozen, boil them till tender, then add salt, pepper and butter to my drained sprouts. It is an easy way to get them into our diet when they are not in season.
A while back, fresh brussel sprouts were in season and on sale at my local store. I had never cooked them fresh before, so I decided to search how to cook brussel sprouts in the oven. I came up with a couple different ways and loved both of them! Now I have a variety of ways to cook them. I think variety is important, and a great way to get kids to try new foods.
Some Benefits Of Brussel Sprouts
Yes, brussel sprouts are a super food! They have so many health benefits, that you will at least want to try getting them in your diet just for these reasons.
- Low glycemic – with diabetes so prevalent in our society, low glycemic foods are a must! A diabetic can not go wrong adding these to their diet.
- High in vitamin C – In just one cup of brussel sprouts, you can get more than 120% of your daily intake of vitamin C! This will help your immune system for fighting off diseases, colds and flu.
- May Help Prevent Cancer – Studies from US National Library of Medicine have shown that eating brussel sprouts help protect the lymph nodes, which can help prevent cancer.
- Helps with Blood Clotting Issues – One cup will give you 240% of your daily intake of vitamin K. Vitamin K helps your blood to clot correctly.
- Lower Blood Pressure – Since brussel sprouts are high in potassium, it can help lower your blood pressure. Potassium is important because it helps reduce tension and inflammation in the arteries.
There are so many benefits, these are just a few!
Oven Cooking Brussel Sprouts
Roasting brussel sprouts is just one way I cook them in the oven.
- First, cut them half and put them in a bowl.
- Cover them with cooking oil – peanut oil or coconut oil is great for this.
- Add salt, pepper and minced garlic, tossing to coat well.
- Spread them on a baking sheet so that they are not stacked on top of each other.
- Turn your oven on the roasting option to 375 degrees.
- When your oven is hot, put the Brussel sprouts in for 15 minutes then with a spatula, turn the sprouts over.
- Roast up to another 15 minutes or until they are browned well on both sides. Depending on the size of the brussel sprouts, this may take longer. Just keep turning them every 15 minutes and watch them carefully. I have over done them and had black sprouts, but they were still good! I like them a little black but some of my other family member did not!
This past week, my husband brought me a recipe for brussel sprouts that he found at work in the local newspaper. It looked interesting and I thought I would give it a try. It was great! I will definitely make this again. Our only complaint was that they were not cooked enough for us, so I will probably add to the cooking time when I make this again.
Brussel Sprouts with Horseradish Havarti – Ingredients
3 Tablespoons butter
6 cups fresh Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup shallots, sliced
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Generous pinch of salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups Roth Horseradish Havarti Cheese, shredded
1. Heat oven to broiler selection. Make sure rack is in the middle of the oven and not too close to the top.
2. Heat a cast iron skillet on medium heat for five minutes.
3. To the hot skillet, add butter Brussel sprouts and shallots.
4. Stir every few minutes till all sides are browned.
5. Remove the skillet from heat and let sit for 2 minutes.
6. Add heavy cream, tossing vegetables to coat.
7. Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
8. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
9. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to bubble.
I was hesitant to try this recipe because of the horseradish in the cheese. I know horseradish can be spicy, and I am not one to use a lot of hot spicy ingredients, plus I wanted my
younger children to eat their vegetables. But, this was not spicy at all! My kids couldn’t even tell. If anything, I was thinking it could use more spice. Plain Havarti cheese will work as well. Definitely use more salt and pepper.
Since we thought this was a little under cooked, I think the next time I will cook them in the butter a little longer. I might add a bit of oil to my butter (to keep the butter from burning), put a lid on it and steam them for a few minutes before trying to get them brown. Not sure if this will work, but worth a try.
What do you think? Do you think this will work to help get them a little more cooked? What is your favorite recipe for brussel sprouts? I am very interested in your suggestions! Please feel free to put them in the comment selection below.
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