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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. Use Brussels Sprouts Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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It’s time to start seriously looking through the Thanksgiving Recipes and making some choices! This low-carb and gluten-free Brussels 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.

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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.)

  1. Trim Brussels Sprouts if needed and cut in quarters lengthwise.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and toss with the Brussels Sprouts.
  3. Arrange them on a baking sheet, spreading out so they aren’t crowded.
  4. 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.
  5. I gave them a stir after 10 minutes (first photo) and cooked them about 7 minutes more (second photo.)
  6. Toss the hot Brussels Sprouts with the Parmesan.
  7. Toast the pine nuts for a minute or two in a hot pan.
  8. Arrange Brussels Sprouts on a plate, sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve hot. YUM!

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More Tasty Recipes for Brussels Sprouts:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocados and Pecans ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
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
Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts only need 15-20 minutes in the oven and these tasty brussels sprouts can cook while you're carving the turkey!


  •  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)


  1. 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.)
  2. Trim brussels sprouts, remove any discolored leaves, and cut into quarters (or halves if they are small.)
  3. Whisk together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Put sprouts in mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil-balsamic mixture.
  5. Spray the roasting pan with olive oil or non-stick spray.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


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.

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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 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts are 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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    51 Comments on “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts”

  1. We love lightly steamed fresh brussel sprouts so much we count them out to make sure everyone gets their fair share.
    This looks awesome, I will have to cook up an even bigger batch, my guys are going to love these, thanks!

  2. Thanks Carrian; they really are SO good!

  3. Ok, so I have never really tried anything like this, so I am anxious to give this yummy looking dish a try! The brussel sprouts look too good to pass up!

  4. Dara, I know just what you mean. I never liked them until I had this recipe.

  5. Over the past year or so, I've really come to appreciate Brussels sprouts. I'm sure this version would reinforce that appreciation!

  6. Sonya, roasted brussels sprouts are the best! So glad you like them.

  7. This is SO good! And I've hated brussels sprouts my whole life. They are perfect with salmon.

  8. Natalie, these are delicious! Hope they will convert you to brussels sprouts.

  9. Never really been a fan of sprouts but looking forward to trying this!

  10. Mary, I like that idea of cooking the sprouts in the ham liquid too. I'll have to try that!

  11. I love brussels sprouts cooked in the water that I have used to cook a ham. I'll confess to being a big brussels sprouts FAN and next time I have them I'll try what you suggest

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! This is a terrific recipe – in our convection oven it ended up a bit dry but still absolutely delicious. The cheese and pine nuts are perfect accents.

  13. Nice one! I’ll be trying it on the weekend…

  14. You’re right; these do smell and taste wonderful.

  15. Oh my WORD!!! Could that sound any more delicious? I love Brussels sprouts anyway and have recently fallen head over heels with them in their roasted form. The ingredients here just sound too tasty! Great pic, btw. I thought it was only me that re-makes a dish so as to get a better photo ?!

  16. I’ve tried dousing them with cream (delicious, but way too heavy) and stir-frying them quickly, but this actually sounds more like my style.

  17. Kalyn, this sounds — and looks — so good! (and definitely worth making that second time). Roasting makes any vegetable taste good, in my opinion — it’s my favorite way to cook them. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

  18. Brussels sprouts and balsamic- a wonderful combination!

  19. Now this is what I need – a good recipe for brussel sprouts. I don’t find them terribly interesting on their own.

  20. Kalyn, I love this recipe.
    I never though of roasting Brussels sprouts… I will have to try it 🙂