Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts cook quickly at high heat, and they’re perfect for a low-carb and gluten-free side dish.
It’s time to start seriously looking through the Thanksgiving Recipes and making some choices! This low-carb and gluten-free recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish; just put the Brussels Sprouts in to roast when you take out the turkey. And these tasty roasted Brussels Sprouts are not only the first Brussels Sprouts recipe I ever posted on Kalyn’s Kitchen, but this is also the recipe that turned me into a lover of Brussels Sprouts, which certainly qualifies it to be featured for Friday Favorites this week; don’t you agree?
This recipe has had so many fans through the years, and over and over people have told me that even family members who usually “don’t like Brussels Sprouts” will gobble up these roasted ones. Personally I think roasting is the perfect method for cooking Brussels Sprouts. If this recipe turns out to be a hit in your family too, I’d love to hear about it in the comments after you try it! And make this any time you need a special side dish, not just for Thanksgiving.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- brussels sprouts
- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- Balsamic Vinegar (affiliate link)
- Parmesan cheese
- pine nuts (or other nuts of your choice)
Can you use white balsamic vinegar?
You can definitely use white balsamic vinegar for this recipe if that’s what you have!
What if you don’t want to buy pine nuts?
I realize pine nuts are a pricey ingredient (I buy them at Costco and keep in the freezer.) If you don’t want to splurge on them slivered almonds would also be tasty in this recipe.
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How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts:
(This is just a summary; scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Trim Brussels Sprouts if needed and cut in quarters lengthwise.
- Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and toss with the Brussels Sprouts.
- Arrange them on a baking sheet, spreading out so they aren’t crowded.
- Bake in a pre-heated 450F/230C oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are getting crispy and the Brussels Sprouts are lightly browned.
- I gave them a stir after 10 minutes (first photo) and cooked them about 7 minutes more (second photo.)
- Toss the hot Brussels Sprouts with the Parmesan.
- Toast the pine nuts for a minute or two in a hot pan.
- Arrange Brussels Sprouts on a plate, sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve hot. YUM!
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Check out Low-Carb and Keto Brussels Sprouts Recipes for lots more ideas for holiday-worthy Brussels Sprouts!
- 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, or more (preferably toasted, could substitute other nuts of your choice)
- Preheat oven to 450F/230C. (You can also roast the brussels sprouts at a lower temperature for a longer time if you need to cook other things in the same oven.)
- 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.
- Spray the roasting pan with olive oil or non-stick spray.
- Arrange sprouts in a single layer on roasting pan, and roast 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until sprouts are slightly crisp and golden brown on the edges.
- When sprouts are nearly done, toast pine nuts in a dry pan about 2-3 minutes, until barely starting to brown. (Be careful, they can become overdone quite quickly.)
- Put cooked sprouts back into mixing bowl and toss with Parmesan cheese. Arrange on serving plate and sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve hot.
Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Fine Cooking Magazine on roasting vegetables, November 2007.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 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:
Olive oil and nuts are both considered a “good fat” for South Beach, so Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts are a good side dish for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, as well as a good choice for any kind of low-carb diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This was the first Brussels Sprouts recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen and it was posted in 2007! I’ve made it over and over since then. The recipe was last updated with more information in 2021.