Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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  • Yield:Serves 4 to 6
  • Active time: 20 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and split in half
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to upper position, place a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet on it, and preheat oven to 500°F. Toss sprouts with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove baking sheet from oven and add brussels sprouts, working quickly to turn them all cut-side-down. Return to oven and roast until tender and deeply browned, about 20 minutes total. Serve immediately