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Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts

If you hate Brussels sprouts, you NEED to try shredded and roasted Brussels sprouts! They’re crispy and delicious, and luckily shaved Brussels sprouts are easily found at the grocery store!

The best part about roasted Brussels are the little crispy edges. Imagine having a big pan full of those crispy edges, roasted with fresh garlic and hit with a little lemon and Parm? Yes, they’re as great as they sound.

Thankfully grocery stores are selling pre-shredded Brussels sprouts these days, but if you have a food processor and would rather shred your own, go right ahead!

These Shaved Brussel Sprouts will convert you to loving Brussels!

Before we moved to Nevada, my best friend in Cali (and her husband) took us out to eat at a swanky little place called Neumanali for what turned out to be one of the best (if not THE best) meals of my life.

One thing that I particularly loved was a side of roasted shredded brussels sprouts.

I was determined to recreate them in my own kitchen, and I think I did a pretty good job.

So good, that my kids will occasionally eat these. And I’ve converted many a Brussels sprout hater with this one.

I promise if there’s a chance you’d like roasted Brussels sprouts, THIS IS IT. Shredded Brussels (or shaved Brussels sprouts) are the key to peace with these funny little veggies.

Ingredients for Crispy Shredded Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts, oil, parmesan, lemon, and garlic.

Why You’ll Love These Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I distinctly remember the first time I ate a Brussels sprout. I had gone to one of those buffet places with a giant salad bar with a couple of friends. (Fresh Choice!) They had some cold, boiled Brussels sprouts in the salad bar, so I grabbed one.

We never ate Brussels as a kid. My mom had never liked them either (until I converted her to roasted ones. Why wasn’t roasting vegetables a thing in the 80s/90s???)

So I decided that was that day I was going to try one, despite their reputation as being a horrible task to push through to get a dessert.

I put it in my mouth and chewed for a second. It came out immediately.

I’m not a super dramatic, spitting-out-food type of person. It rarely happens. But when that bitter, slimy sprout hit my tongue, I wanted it out as soon as possible.

NO WONDER why they’re hated so much! They can be sooooo nasty if they aren’t prepared well! Can I just suggest that we quit boiling all vegetables? There has to be a petition going around. Or some legislation we can pass.

OK, boiling potatoes is fine. Because I’m not sure I want to live in a world without mashed potatoes.

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I included a full recipe for baked brussels sprouts below, but really… you don’t need a recipe for this. Here are the basic instructions.

What you’ll need for this Shaved Brussel Sprouts Recipe

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Heat-safe oil (like avocado or coconut)
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Parmesan or Pecorino-Romano cheese (optional)

How to make Crispy Brussel Sprouts

  1. Slice off the bottom 1/2 – inch of the sprouts off and discard the outer leaves that fall off on their own. (You can actually buy them pre-shredded now!)
  2. Slice them really thinly, either with a slicing blade on a food processor or with a really sharp knife. This super important — it’s what makes them so crispy when they bake!
  3. Put them on a large sheet pan and drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper. (I like to use avocado oil.) You can also add fresh minced garlic or garlic powder. Toss to coat everything evenly.
  4. Make sure you preheat the oven to 425 or 400 degrees and roast for about 20 minutes or until they get nice and brown and crispy. Sometimes 425 degrees is a little hot, but it might depend on your oven. Setting the oven to 400 degrees would fix that.
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Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe Tips

When I started making these, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I sliced them really thinly with a knife by hand for about a year — while standing a foot away from my food processor. It never occurred to me to use it. *facepalm*

You can use a slicing blade (what I do) and shave them or just toss them in there and pulse until they’re shredded well.

Either way using a food processor or some kind of gadget that will slice them for you will guarantee you will make these more than once. And possibly on a weeknight — they’re that easy.

Now that I’ve seen the light, I can whip these up so much faster.

(Update: You can actually buy shredded or shaved Brussels sprouts at the grocery store now. I’m so glad the world is headed this direction.)

Since these cook up quickly and shrink up quite a bit, you can load that baking sheet full and still get a good toast on them. Just toss them around a few times during roasting and roast them longer if you’ve got a full pan.

How to serve Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts

As far as side dishes go, this is one of my favorites! It’s easily customizable, too.

We love Parmesan cheese on ours (sprinkled on during the last few minutes of roasting). A squirt of lemon juice or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar is great, too.

I’ve heard people roasting them with maple syrup, too. (Perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish!)

How to store Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe leftovers

Keep your leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container. I recommend warming them in the oven to keep make sure they’re warm and crispy.

More Amazing Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you get ambitious and want to shred more Brussels for later you could always make this Apple and Brussels Sprout Slaw from A Mindfull Mom! OR air fry them with this Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe on Vegetarian Mama.

For my collection of our favorite Brussels recipes, click here: Best Brussels Sprout Recipes.

If you make one of my recipes, be sure to post it on social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!

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Shaved Crispy Brussel Sprouts - Perry’s Plate

Shaved Crispy Brussel Sprouts - Perry’s Plate

Yield: 2-4 servings

Roasting and shredding Brussels sprouts is the only way to eat them. Can you promise me you'll never boil them again?


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced thinly
  • 2 Tablespoons heat-safe oil (like avocado or coconut)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • juice from half of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan or Pecorino-Romano cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the sliced brussels sprouts on a heavy rimmed baking sheet. Add garlic, drizzle with oil, and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything with your hands to coat everything, then spread them out in an even layer.
  3. Roast in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 8-10 minutes to ensure they're cooked evenly.
  4. When they're as dark as you want them, remove the pan from the oven and let them sit for 5 minutes or so to slightly cool off. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter, sprinkle with lemon juice and cheese, if using.

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Thursday 27th of January 2022

You sold me when I read your narrative about the boiled sprout & your subsequent discovery of a better way. I'm looking forward to finally being able to enjoy this remarkable vegetable with your recipe. Thank you!

Rena Haveson

Thursday 11th of January 2024

@Natalie Perry, can I make them an hour ahead and then return them to oven for 10 minutes. I am already using both ovens for the dinner!

Natalie Perry

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

You're so welcome!


Saturday 25th of December 2021

I'm making these for Christmas dinner. Both of my tweens (even my very picky son) like roasted Brussels sprouts. They've never had them shaved, though, and I think they're going to love the crispiness!

Natalie Perry

Friday 21st of January 2022

I hope they liked it!


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

I can’t figure out how to attach a picture but MAN I wish I could. Beautiful delicious easy


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

I just used this as a base recipe for some extra large slightly wilted Brussels sprouts left over from the holiday. I’m cooking a pork loin in the oven and during the last 15 minutes of cooking surrounded it with the shaved Brussels drizzled with a garlic powder, olive oil and balsamic marinade I had used on the pork. OMG it’s AMAZING

Natalie Perry

Friday 21st of January 2022

Whoa that sounds amazing! Nice!


Monday 12th of July 2021

My husband and I like all the ingredients, and followed the recipe and instructions exactly. "Leathery" is the word that comes to mind. I think brussels sprouts are simply a vegetable that does not roast evenly and so what I ended up with was stem ends that were crunchy, some that was wilted and some that was charred. I threw out half of husband's helping and the leftovers. I will not make these again.

Natalie Perry

Monday 12th of July 2021

I'm sorry these didn't work out for you. Were they shredded evenly? Sometimes that makes a difference. Also, it sounds like the oven temp may have been a little hot. Sometimes ovens don't heat to the temperature on the read-out. I hope that helps.

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