Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? It’s time for me to start seriously looking through the Carb-Conscious Thanksgiving Recipes and making some choices! This recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is not only the first brussels sprouts recipe I ever posted on Kalyn’s Kitchen, but it’s also the recipe that turned me into a lover of brussels sprouts. This low-carb and gluten-free recipe is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish; just put the brussels sprouts in to roast when you take out the turkey.
This recipe has so many fans that I’ve been hesitant to replace this ultra close-up photo of the recipe from 2007, so I decided I’d just add a more updated photo, and keep the old one too so people can recognize the recipe. If brussels sprouts have a bad reputation with some people, it’s partly because when they’re overcooked they release an unpleasant smell, but when cooked properly they are nutty tasting and delicious. Personally I think roasting is the perfect method for cooking brussels sprouts.
Arrange brussels sprouts on a plate, sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve hot.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
(Makes 3-4 servings, recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Fine Cooking Magazine on roasting vegetables, November 2007.)
1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
2 T Parmesan cheese (preferably fresh grated; use more or less to taste)
1 T pine nuts (preferably toasted, could substitute other nuts of your choice)
Trim brussels sprouts, remove any discolored leaves, and cut into quarters (or halves if they are small.) Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Put sprouts in mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil-balsamic mixture.
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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Olive oil and nuts are both considered a “good fat” for South Beach, so this is a good side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet, as well as a good choice for any kind of low-carb diet.
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More Tasty Recipes for Brussels Sprouts:
Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon from Simply Recipes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans – with or without Gorgonzola Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Garlic from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts was first posted in 2007 for Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted by Truffle from What’s On My Plate and was updated with better photos November 2014.