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Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan

Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan are a wonderful winter side dish, so don’t make them  just for Thanksgiving. And this easy side dish is low-carb, Keto, and gluten-free! 

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


Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Make Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with 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 and Gorgonzola 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
Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan ~ KalynsKitchen

Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan

Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 for four people I'd use slightly more than a pound if you have that many brussels sprouts.

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 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan are a great side dish for any phase of the original 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 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Parmesan”

  1. I am on a healthy eating journey and have tried repeatedly to enjoy brussel sprouts. They just seem bitter to me. Am I doing something wrong?

  2. Jen, so glad you liked it. Great idea to use the vegan mozzarella. I loved it when I tested this recipe and have been making it ever since!

  3. This was an AMAZING dish! I can't imagine cooking sprouts any other way now. I normally leave the cheese out of recipes (vegan), but I threw in a tiny handful of vegan mozzarella and it boosted the flavor tenfold. I also sliced up some garlic to roast with the sprouts. I am thinking of all kinds of variations to do to this dish. I made it days ago and I can't stop thinking about it! I want more!!!

  4. Amy, I think Thanksgiving week is the time to be a little decadent! Thanks!

  5. Fantastic recipe! The almonds and parmesan are wonderfully complementary to the earthy flavor of the brussel sprouts. It is also a surprisingly light dish, but if I was feeling a little decadent (and I frequently am), I might toss in a teaspoon of butter at the very end….wait, I have a little left so I'm going to go try that!

  6. Margo, that sounds delicious too!

    Mike, how funny! Glad to hear I have made you into a convert! (And that I'm not the only one who couldn't stop eating them too!)

  7. Curse you Kaylin!! I am one of those who has NEVER liked Brussels Sprouts, so I decided to prove you wrong. I am, as I write this, eating the entire batch!! You've ruined me for life… thanks a LOT!!!

    MmmMMmmmM!!!

    Mike in Va Beach, VA

  8. Just yesterday in the shop I was trying to remember what you were adding to Brussels sprouts… and finally I ended up making them with bread crumbs only…

  9. Anali, this is the third variation of roasted brussels sprouts I've made, and they've all been winners!

    Kim, so glad you liked the recipe, thanks for letting me know!

  10. These were so delicious! I actually made a vegan version and posted about it on my site today. Thank you for the great recipe!

  11. I love brussels sprouts! I don't know why I never thought to roast them, but I'm going to try it soon!

  12. Love your idea of adding jicama and apples! So glad it was a hit.

  13. Made this tonight with added jicama and apples…OUT of this world! Cannot wait to make it again

  14. I will try making this for sure. I am new to the brussel sprout world, but husband LOVES them!

  15. Yum, yum! This looks wonderful ( yes, I love B. sprouts!). I've made a Martha recipe for sauteed brussels sprouts leaves which were pulled off individually before the saute; that was tedious. Definitely replacing Martha's with yours, many thanks!

  16. I, too, am a more recent convert to Brussels Sprouts because of the wonderful flavor you get from roasting. Pairing sprouts with toasted almonds is a really nice option.

  17. We are big time brussels sprouts fans here! Even my 6 yr old is looking at your pictures and saying YUM! We will be trying this recipe VERY soon (maybe tomorrow?). I knew I bought all those brussels sprouts for a reason!

  18. Shredded brussels sprouts…now THAT'S interesting. I've recently become a sprouts fan myself and I know I'll be giving this a try.

  19. Lea Ann, these are the most flavorful brussels sprouts I could imagine, so if this doesn't do it, nothing will!

    Joyful Chaos, hope it's a hit.

    Cindy I haven't tried growing them but it sounds fun. Love the sound of those tiny ones!

    Maria, it gave me a lot more crispy ones!

    Karina, agreed! They were great.

    Frugal Jan, not sure. I've never thought of roasting cabbage, bit it might work.

    Lisa, for some reason I'm really into Thanksgiving this year! Maybe this will get you in the mood.

    Nithya, thanks for sharing that. Now I don't feel so bad. It wasn't all that much for being the entire meal!

    Veggie Wedgie, thanks!

  20. This looks yummy!