Let me start this off by saying, "My kids are weird!" -Now, I mean that in the most loving way possible, but compared to other kids; well, they just are. Let me explain... My kids love to eat veggies! Especially, Brussels sprouts - or as my daughter likes to call them, baby cabbages. (See, just strange! It's a good strange, but odd none the less.)
We used to just nuke them in the microwave; with butter, salt, and pepper. We liked it just fine that way. That was, until our eyes were opened to the glorious flavor that is achieved through oven-roasting!
That's where this recipe comes in. Now, we didn't change up the seasoning a whole lot - or any, really (We are creatures of habit.), but the cooking method makes all the difference! I like this recipe, because you can still use the frozen Brussels sprouts. It is just so much easier to buy them that way, for us.
OK, so let's get cooking...
- 1 pound frozen Brussels Sprouts
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt the butter in separate bowl, or dish, with a pouring spout. Spread 1 tablespoon of the butter in the bottom and along the sides of a baking dish. Arrange Brussels in a single layer in the dish. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the Brussels. It will quickly cool and form a 'shell', because of the Brussels being frozen. That's okay. Season with salt and pepper. If your family is a bit more adventurous, feel free to also add Parmesan cheese, or any other seasonings that you like.
Bake in the preheated 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Do not stir them while they're baking. They will only get a little brown on top. The really yummy brown crust comes from the bottom and sides of the dish.
Just beautiful - and they taste great!
They are a wonderful accompaniment to most any meal.
I hope your family enjoys these, as much as we do.