If you’ve ever wondered how to cook frozen brussels sprouts (or the best way to do it): I’ve got you covered!
Brussels sprouts are a great veggie side dish. They can be served on their own, with other roasted veggies, or in a warm brussels sprouts salad. I even wrote an entire post on how to make brussels sprouts delicious!
But did you know you can roast frozen brussels sprouts? It’s easy and so much tastier than steaming or microwaving them, because brussels sprouts (and all veggies) are best when they’re crispy and not soggy!
And if you’re curious: frozen veggies are just as nutritious as fresh ones… but they give you a lot more flexibility with your meal planning. 🙂
(See also: How to Love Veggies)
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How to Cook Frozen Brussels Sprouts
To cook frozen brussels sprouts, I highly recommend roasting them! It brings out the flavor and crispiness in the best way. Plus, it’s super easy and barely requires any prep work. And you know I’m all about hands-off cooking!
Here are the main steps:
- Spread the frozen brussels sprouts on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper (don’t thaw them first!)
- Toss with oil + seasoning (feel free to add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat)
- Roast in the oven until crispy
You can find the full recipe at the end of this post. But feel free to experiment – most seasonings will go well here!
Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Info
Brussels sprouts are in the same vegetable family as kale and cauliflower.
They’re packed with nutrients like fiber (which is very important for digestive health), vitamin K, vitamin C, and antioxidants (which help lower the risk of chronic disease).
They also contain omega-3 fatty acids – in fact, they’re one of the best plant-based sources.
So, all in all, Brussels sprouts are practically little nuggets of nutrients!
Are Frozen Veggies as Healthy as Fresh Ones?
This is a question I see a lot, and the answer is yes: frozen veggies are just as healthy (if not more so)!
In fact, they’re flash frozen at peak freshness. And with the convenience of lasting a lot longer when stored than fresh veggies, that’s all the more reason to stock up!
The way you cook the veggies also matters. Roasting them (as opposed to boiling them) helps them keep more of their nutrients.
Plus, that way they’re crispier!
Recipe Ideas for Brussels Sprouts
One of my favorite brussels sprouts side dish recipes is my honey miso roasted brussels sprouts. Definitely give that one a try – you won’t regret it!
And if you’re looking for full meal inspiration, here are some of my favorite recipes to eat with roasted brussels sprouts:
- Salmon with Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce
- Gluten Free Chicken Fingers Recipe
- Mix & Match Pasta Recipes
- Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans
- Grilled Italian Sausage & Veggie Foil Packets
For more veggie recipes, check out these posts for instructions + inspiration:
- How to Roast Frozen Vegetables (+ Recipe Ideas!)
- How to Roast Frozen Broccoli
- 5 Ways to Encourage Infants to Eat More Vegetables
- How to Cook Frozen Cauliflower
- How to Cook Frozen Asparagus
- How to Cook Frozen Green Beans
Here’s the full recipe/instructions for how to cook frozen brussels sprouts. Enjoy!
- Frozen brussels sprouts
- Olive oil, as needed
- Desired seasonings (salt, pepper, and garlic powder are my staples!)
- Fresh lemon juice (optional)
- Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Spread frozen brussels sprouts in a single layer on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Do not thaw first!
- Drizzle veggies lightly with oil, then sprinkle with desired seasonings. Toss to coat.
- Roast veggies for 25 minutes (or more if needed), until fully heated and browned around the edges.
- Optional: squeeze lemon juice over veggies for extra freshness!
What’s your favorite way to make brussels sprouts? Let me know in the comments!