Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts are a wonderful winter side dish, and we added flavor with toasted almonds and Parmesan! And this easy side dish is low-carb, Keto, and gluten-free so don’t make them just for Thanksgiving.
Now that roasted Brussels Sprouts have turned me into a brussels sprouts fan, I’ve been paying attention to how people cook the little guys, and lately I’ve noticed brussels sprouts being shredded into thin strips. When I looked for recipes, I just found shredded pan-fried Brussels Sprouts, but since I love the leaves that fall off and get extra crispy when you’re roasting brussels sprouts, I decided to try roasting the shredded ones and see how they turned out.
I’d say these Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts were definitely a success, since I made these today and ate the entire bowl for lunch! I realize that some families have very determined Brussels Sprouts haters (and I’m looking at my sister Pam when I say that) but I’m adding this to my growing list of Thanksgiving Recipes as another option if people in your family are open-minded about Brussels Sprouts.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- brussels sprouts
- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link)
- salt and pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- slivered almonds
Can you use a food processor to cut up the Brussels Sprouts?
I did use a food processor to shred apart the Brussels Sprouts, but some got sliced the wrong way and didn’t separate and next time I’d just slice them up with a knife.
Can the Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts be made ahead?
You can definitely shred the Brussels Sprouts in advance and store then in a air-tight container or bag in the fridge, but they need to be roasted right before you serve them.
Do Brussels Sprouts smell bad when they’re cooking?
When they are boiled or cooked too long it’s true Brussels Sprouts can have kind of an unpleasant smell. But when they are quickly cooked by roasting or pan-frying they don’t smell that way.
Want more Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Recipes?
Check out Low-Carb and Keto Brussels Sprouts Recipes for more tasty options. And here are my picks for The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes if you’d like even more ideas.
How to Make Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts :
(This is just a summary of the steps shown in the photos; scroll down for complete recipe.)
- If I was making this for Thanksgiving, I’d shred the Brussels Sprouts earlier in the day so they’re ready to roast when you take the turkey out. I used a food processor for the shredding, but next time I’d just cut them up with a knife.
- Toss the shredded sprouts with olive oil and a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar, along with a generous amount of fresh ground black pepper and a little salt.
- Then spread them out on a roasting pan. (If my oven wasn’t broken, I would have used a bigger pan, but I was making this in my toaster oven.)
- I roasted them without opening the oven for 10 minutes, and after that much time there were just a few browned edges.
- I turned them and continued to roast. Hard to tell in this next photo, but after 20 minutes there was more color.
- I wanted them a little darker than this so I put my brussels sprouts back in for 5 more minutes. While they went a few more minutes, I toasted the slivered almonds in a dry pan. (They only take a minute or two, so don’t walk away.)
- After 25 minutes, I had nicely browned edges on most of the brussels sprouts, and even the thicker pieces were nicely tender.
- I used coarsely grated parmesan cheese, which I thought was ideal for this.
- I don’t like washing dishes, so I just wiped out the bowl that I tossed the raw sprouts in, put in the cooked brussels sprouts and tossed them with the Parmesan cheese.
- Then arrange on a plate and sprinkle the toasted almonds over. Try hard not to eat the entire batch!
More Thanksgiving-Worthy Brussels Sprouts:
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts (or a bit more if you have them)
- 1 1/2 T olive oil plus about 1 tsp. for brushing roasting pan
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 2 T coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 T toasted slivered almonds
- Preheat oven to 400F/205C.
- Trim the stem end from brussels sprouts, then cut them crosswise into thin strips about 3/8 inch wide. (I used the food processor with a 6mm slicing blade, but some sprouts got sliced the wrong way and didn’t separate, and next time I’d slice them crosswise with a knife.)
- Put shredded sprouts into a bowl.
- Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then toss the brussels sprouts with the oil-vinegar mixture.
- Season with a generous amount of fresh ground black pepper and some salt.
- Brush a roasting pan with 1 tsp. of olive oil and arrange the brussels sprouts on the pan in a single layer.
- Roast until the brussels sprouts are nicely browned on the edges and tender, about 25 minutes. I turned them about every 10 minutes.
- During the last few minutes of roasting time, put almonds in a dry pan and toast 1-2 minutes, shaking the pan so they don’t burn. Don’t walk away because they go from nicely browned to burned in a few seconds.
- Wipe out the bowl you used to toss the raw brussels sprouts in, and when they are cooked through and browned as much as you’d like, toss the hot sprouts with the coarsely grated Parmesan.
- Arrange on serving dish, sprinkle almonds over and serve.
Normally a pound of vegetables will serve four people, but these shrink up a bit when they’re roasting, so for four people I'd use slightly more than a pound if you have that many brussels sprouts.
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
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.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Brussels sprouts are a wonderfully low-carb vegetable, as well as being one of the world’s healthiest foods, and Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts are a great side dish for low-carb and Keto eating plans. They’re also suitable for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2009 and I’ve made it many times since then! It was last updated with more information in 2021.