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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola are really a wow for a low-carb and gluten-free side dish, but make them without the Gorgonzola if you prefer! Use Thanksgiving Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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I’ll be honest, when I first posted these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola, I said “with or without Gorgonzola” in the recipe title. Then when I made this again recently to take better photos, both Kara and I swooned over the melted Gorgonzola, so I decided adding the Gorgonzola Cheese was not optional!

Of course if you make your roasted Brussels Sprouts just with pecans, I’m never going to know. But if you like Gorgonzola cheese even the tiniest little bit, you’re going to love it in this recipe.

And this recipe has a lot of fans! I first heard about the idea of roasting pecans with Brussels Sprouts from a friend who tried then in The Blackberry Farm Cookbook (affiliate link) and I found that recipe online and adapted it a little back in the earlier days of my blog. And when I was talking about them on Twitter, my friend Sean gave me the recommendation of tossing the hot sprouts with a little bit of crumbled blue cheese and shared how much he loved that combination.

Now I have friends and family members who make these every year! And one comment on the recipe is from my niece Alyson, whose husband Nick is quoted as saying, “These brussels sprouts with gorgonzola are on point!”

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola is something I would love to have on the table for Thanksgiving, although I’ve already raved about my first Brussels Sprouts recipe, and Brussels Sprouts Salad is another one of my Thanksgiving faves. If you’re still narrowing down the menu, I’ve also shared lots more Brussels Sprouts ideas in Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Recipes for a Tasty Side Dish so for Brussels Sprouts fans, I’ve got you covered.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pecans Gorgonzola process shots collage

How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola:

(This is just a summary of the steps shown in the photos; scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Brush a large roasting pan with olive oil.
  2. Trim off the stem ends of the Brussels Sprouts; then cut each one into fourths or halves, depending on how big they are.
  3. Toss Brussels Sprouts and pecans with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread them out on the baking sheet, roast about 10 minutes, and then stir.
  5. Continue roasting until the sprouts are tender and starting to brown a bit on the edges, about 30-35 minutes.
  6. Toss the hot sprouts with the Gorgonzola (or a little butter if you’re skipping the cheese.)
  7. Serve hot and wait for compliments!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

If you like the idea of cheese but Gorgonzola is not your thing, I think some crumbled Feta or grated Parmesan would also be wonderful.

More Delicious Recipes for Brussels Sprouts:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Fried Brussels Sprouts Leaves with Lemon and Chili Flakes ~ A Beautiful Plate
Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad ~ A Mind Full Mom
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Crispy Asian Brussels Sprouts ~ The BakerMama

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola are really a wow for a low-carb and gluten-free side dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (more or less to taste)
  • 1 T olive oil, plus a bit more to brush the baking sheet
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Brush roasting pan or dish with a small amount of olive oil, using a pastry brush or paper towel.
  3. Trim ends of Brussels Sprouts if needed, then cut each lengthwise into fourths or halves if they're small. Don't worry if some leaves fall off, because the loose ones will get a bit more crispy when they roast and add a lot of flavor.
  4. Chop pecans with a knife and measure out desired amount.
  5. Put Brussels Sprouts and chopped pecans into a plastic bowl, then toss with olive oil and season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. (I would use a generous amount of salt and pepper since there's no other seasoning.)
  6. Arrange Brussels Sprouts and pecans on roasting pan, making a single layer as much as you can. Roast for 30-35 minutes, or until the sprouts are tender and starting to brown on the edges. I stirred several times so different sides of the brussels sprouts would get browned.
  7. Toss the hot Brussels Sprouts and pecans with Gorgonzola Cheese (or butter) before serving. Serve hot.

Notes

If not using the Gorgonzola, you can toss the hot Brussels Sprouts with 1-2 T butter. If you're cooking for a large crowd you can get away with 1 1/2 times the recipe on a single baking sheet, but I wouldn't double it unless you use two pans.

Recipe adapted from Pecan Brussels Sprouts from The Blackberry Farm Cookbook (affiliate link); the idea of adding Gorgonzola cheese from My friend Sean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 3g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 266mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola would be a great side dish for any low-carb eating plan. And no matter which variation you use, this low-carb dish would be pretty South Beach Diet friendly as well. Naturally, the versions without butter or Gorgonzola cheese are better for South Beach because there is already some fat in the pecans and olive oil, but for a holiday like Thanksgiving I wouldn’t worry about using the small amount of butter or Gorgonzola.

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    59 Comments on “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola”

  1. My son-in-law, heretofore a "non-appreciator" of Brussels sprouts, actually had several helpings and asked to take the leftovers home with him!

  2. Thanks Bonnie! Glad to know you liked it.

  3. I made this recipe for the millionth time (a little exaggerated, maybe) yesterday, and it was absolutely fabulous. It is this recipe that made me realize that Brussels sprouts are now my favorite vegetable!

  4. Anonymous, many people have tried it and loved it. Sorry it didn't work for you.

  5. I am sorry, but this was the WORST brussel sprout recipe I have ever tasted. My husband and I love brussel sprouts, but we ended up sending this one down the disposal! No real flavor….nothing!

  6. I've got pecans (they have only now become available in Estonia) and last week I bought a packet of frozen brussels sprouts (also, not very widely available over here). I hadn't really decided what to use the cabbage for, but I've got an idea now 🙂
    Thank you, Kalyn!!

  7. Barbara, glad to hear it.

  8. These were a hit at our house yesterday, Kalyn. Even among people who don't usually care for Brussels sprouts!

  9. Wolfenlion, so glad you liked them (and I never liked brussels sprouts when my mom made them either!)

  10. Kalyn, After trying my mother's Brussel Sprouts as a teenager, I vowed to never touch them again. Fifteen years later I must say, these are not my mother's sprouts! These are delicious! The picture and thought of Gorgonzola cheese sold me and I knew it would be a winner. My husband and I devowered the entire batch as soon as it came out of the oven. Thank you for another delicious and healthy recipe!

  11. PJ, so glad you liked it. I like the way you made your own variation!

  12. wow, Kalyn, I want to thank you for this recipes. I never enjoyed Brussels sprouts before but roasting it your way changed that for me! I added slivered almonds instead of pecans and added some crushed red chili flakes alongwith salt & pepper; and just before eating I sprinkled some fresh lemon juice.. delicious! thanks for sharing.

  13. Tobias, I used to not be a fan at all, but they have definitely grown on me, and these are some of the best I've had!

    Doodles, me too!

    Laura, glad you liked it. I did like the sound of that recipe with the Gruyere cheese too!

  14. I made these the other night and had to substitute walnuts. (Had forgotten that I used the last of my pecans in some cookies I'd made the week before.) It was quite good, even with walnuts, although I used a bit too many…that's what I get for not measuring. Now I see the comment about sprouts, walnuts, and gruyere. Will be trying that next.

  15. Kaylyn, here's the deal if you put gorgonzola on cardboard I would probably eat it. This could be a good addition to the Thankful meal……thank you

  16. am not a big fan of brussels sprouts but yours look delicious.

  17. Nati, so glad you liked it. I went to Puerto Rico once, what a beautiful place!

  18. Just made it, my goodness it was so good! Bought them in Costco too. Seems roasted veggies are the way to go. Didn't put cheese 'cause had delicious paté (also Costco's) avec. Mmmmmmm Thanks Kalyn!!! (I'm Bernard's (French) wife, Nati (Puertorican) :))

  19. Debi, I'm totally in agreement on the Gorgonzola!

  20. I arrived on your blog today to view the roasted carrots recipe….lookng a little further I found your brussel sprouts—Gorgonzola, yes please!