Turns out brussels sprouts are my favorite fall / winter vegetable and we end up making them a lot.  At some point I started making them this way, and it’s now the go-to brussels recipe for an easy week night side dish.

Old Bay Brussels Sprouts


  • Brussel sprouts
  • ~2T olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Old Bay, to taste

Bring a pot of water to boil, and add your brussels sprouts.  Let them cook for 3-4 minutes, then remove from heat & drain the water (yes, we are blanching).

In a sauce pan, heat about 2T of olive oil over medium heat.  Cut the bottoms off each brussel, then slice in half.  Put the brussels in the pan and add salt, pepper, and Old Bay.

Let them cook for ~15 minutes, then serve!

Edits: I’m totally heavy handed with the Old Bay, not gonna lie.   I like it on there kinda thick, but just season them to your liking!  Also, the longer you cook the sprouts, the crispier they will be.  Sometimes I just cook them for 15 minutes, other times it’s closer to 30 depending on my mood!

Results: Like I mentioned, this is our go-to brussels recipe.  We always have the seasoning on hand, so just buy brussels and make them while the rest of dinner is cooking. Seriously such an easy week night side, that happens to get your greens in too!

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