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Blackened Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

It’s hard to believe, but I JUST got into Brussels sprouts, but this Blackened Parmesan Brussels Sprouts recipe will get anyone on the sprouts train! I’ve tried them in so many different ways, and was never convinced. A few months ago, they found their way into my fridge  (don’t remember how) and I made myself cook them so they wouldn’t go to waste. As a result, this recipe was born. The soy sauce adds a beautiful blackened color to the sprouts, and the medium-high heat creates the perfect crispiness. Now I make this recipe for brunch all the time, and I usually pop an egg in the pan for a more complete dish.

Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrition. They are a huge source of potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C.  They’re also an excellent source of fiber. You can eat them for breakfast with an egg like I did or eat them as a side to get in those veggies for the day.  You’ll love how delicious this recipe is.

IMG_0958Starting with the Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters and set them aside.  In a pan, cook garlic with olive oil for a couple of minutes.  Add the sprouts to the pan with some soy sauce and turn up the heat to medium-high heat.  Cook this up for about 5-7 minutes, making sure you’re rotating the sprouts until blackened.  Top these bad boys off with some parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.  

As I mentioned, add an egg or keep sprouts as a side to your favorite grain and protein!  I love trying to get unique veggies in for breakfast so this recipe is a fun spin on brunch! What do you think about Brussels sprouts for breakfast? Let us know in the comments below! xo

Blackened Parmesan Brussel Sprouts
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 2
  • 2 cups of brussel sprouts
  • 4 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the brussel sprouts into quarters and set aside.
  2. In a pan, cook garlic in olive oil for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add brussel sprouts to the pan, add soy sauce, and then turn up the heat to a medium-high flame.
  4. Cook for 5-7 minutes, making sure to rotate the sprouts with a spoon until blackened.
  5. Finish off with parmesan, salt and pepper.
  6. Optional: Once brussel sprouts are blackened, drop an egg in the pan, place a lid, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

I make this blackened brussel sprouts recipe for brunch all the time, and I usually pop an egg in the pan for a more complete dish. Hope you enjoy!

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5 Comments on Blackened Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

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    October 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm (6 years ago)

    This recipe sounds delectable. I will definitely try to make this soon 🙂

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    December 18, 2015 at 12:50 am (5 years ago)

    Are blackened Brussel Sprouts bad for you? I know it is for meats or fish.

    • Wendy
      December 25, 2015 at 3:52 pm (5 years ago)

      Great question! Overcooking/charring vegetables and meats can lead to the formation of carcinogens. However, the “blackened” effect in this recipe is really coming from the soy sauce vs the charring of the sprouts. Happy holidays!

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    October 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm (5 years ago)

    I just started making this again after a hiatus and it’s so good! I just add a little bit of red pepper flakes for a kick and this is a perfect weeknight meal when you’re too tired to be doing the most.

    • Wendy
      October 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm (5 years ago)

      LOL no one wants to do the most!

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