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a white flat bowl filled with crispy smashed Brussels sprouts



Looking for a new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts. My recipe for Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts will satisfy. Super easy to prepare and they make the perfect snack, or side dish.


  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • kosher salt for water
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1 Cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 to 5 pats of butter


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt.
  2. Heat oven to 425°.
  3. Cut the ends off of the sprouts and place in the boiling water until they are fork tender. Drain.
  4. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika and crushed red pepper. Toss in the sprouts and fully coat.
  5. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  6. Place the steam sprouts onto the pan. Smash each with the bottom of a glass or flat surface.
  7. Drizzle each with any of the remaining oil mixture.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Flip. Top each with a bit of the Parmesan cheese. Place the butter pats around the pan.
  10. Back into the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the sprouts are crispy.



  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes

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