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Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan are a wonderful winter side dish, so don’t make them  just for Thanksgiving. And this recipe is easy, low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, South Beach Diet friendly, and meatless! Use Brussels Sprouts to find more recipes like this one.

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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 it was 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. And here are my picks for The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes, in case you’d like more ideas.

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan are  seriously amazing. And since today officially starts the Countdown to Thanksgiving 2013, I’m recommending this recipe as a Thanksgiving side dish.  But don’t save them just for Thanksgiving, please try these for dinner soon!


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How to Make Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan:

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. I roasted them without opening the oven for 10 minutes, and after that much time there were just a few browned edges.
  5. I turned them and continued to roast. Hard to tell in this next photo, but after 20 minutes there was more color.
  6. 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.)
  7. After 25 minutes, I had nicely browned edges on most of the brussels sprouts, and even the thicker pieces were nicely tender.
  8. I used coarsely grated parmesan cheese, which I thought was ideal for this.
  9. 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.
  10. Then arrange on a plate and sprinkle the toasted almonds over. Try hard not to eat the entire batch!

More Thanksgiving-Worthy Brussels Sprouts:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans (with or without Gorgonzola cheese) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cheese from White on Rice Couple
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts with Black Bean Garlic Sauce from Simply Recipes
Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan ~ KalynsKitchen

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan are a wonderful winter side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts
  • 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
  • 1-2 T coarsely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 T toasted slivered almonds (could use other types of nuts as well)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/205C.
  2. 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.)
  3. Put shredded sprouts into a bowl.
  4. Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then toss the brussels sprouts with the oil-vinegar mixture.
  5. Season with a generous amount of fresh ground black pepper and some salt.
  6. Brush a roasting pan with 1 tsp. of olive oil and arrange the brussels sprouts on the pan in a single layer.
  7. Roast until the brussels sprouts are nicely browned on the edges and tender, about 25 minutes. I turned them about every 10 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Arrange on serving dish, sprinkle almonds over and serve.

Notes:

(Normally a pound of vegetables will serve four people, but these shrink up a bit when they’re roasting, so if you’re serving more than 3 people I would double the recipe and roast on a large cookie sheet.)

Recipe created by Kalyn.

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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 Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan are a great side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet and also suitable for other low-carb eating plans. This would be Paleo if you omit the Parmesan.

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52 comments on “Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan”

  1. Very nice, almonds work especially well.

  2. You can shred the brussels sprouts ahead and keep them in the fridge, but I think this needs to be cooked right before you serve it.

  3. Do you think this can this be done ahead of time for a dinner party?

  4. I'm not an expert about how to pick an oven temperature, but as the brussels sprouts leaves are rather thin, I wouldn't go any higher for these.

  5. How ingenious to "shred" Brussels sprouts. Not only do they cook faster but this provides more edges for crisping. I thought about cooking them at a higher temp but I'm frequently confused about high heat roasting and would very much appreciate some suggestions on how to decide whether to roast food at 400˚, 425˚, 450˚ or as hot as our oven will allow?

  6. Hi KatesMom. I think either almonds or pine nuts would be equally good in this. And fingers crossed that you can convert your husband with this recipe!

  7. Kayln, I'm definitely going to have this for Thanksgiving dinner. My husband hates brussels sprouts, but the rest of the family loves them. And maybe this is the recipe to convert my husband. (I think his dislike goes back to childhood when he was served them overcooked–and then made to clean his plate.) Do you think almonds are better with this dish than pine nuts? I just love pine nuts and I notice you use them in a similar recipe where you quarter the sprouts.

  8. Having worked hard to shred Brussels sprouts with a knife, I love the idea of using the food processor!

  9. Jamie, I love that idea of using this with pasta for a meatless dish. Might have to try that; will credit you if I post it!

  10. This is fabulous, Kalyn! So flavorful and more fun to eat, shredded… I think this is the kind of dish that would not only go great as a side dish but tossed into rice or pasta for a light vegetarian main course!

  11. I LOVE…yes, LOVE brussel sprouts, but by far my favorite way to prepare them is to roast them. Hadn't thought of pulling the leaves off but will definately try that because I just love, love, love those glorious brown crispy bits…the flavor overall of roasting these little green gems is far superior to steaming or boiling, which are still quite yummy!

  12. Have you tried roasting them? I think that's the best cooking method to avoid bitterness. If you've done that, maybe they just aren't for you.

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