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smashed brussel sprouts
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One-Pan Smashed Brussels Sprouts

This smashed brussel sprouts recipe is straight up perfection and doesn’t require any parboiling or steaming. It’s a one-pot side dish that’s much less complicated than the others! In this easy recipe, crispy bacon and salty parmesan cheese are baked right on top to create a crunchy crust that’s completely divine. Vegan recipe is also included in the notes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 lb brussel sprouts washed and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • tsp salt
  • ½ cup parmesan grated
  • 3 slices bacon finely diced


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  • Clean brussel sprouts and trim any browned leaves. Place whole brussel sprouts in an oven-safe pan or baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt.
  • Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through.
  • After 20 mintutes, remove the pan from the oven and place on a solid surface. Using the bottom of a clean can or coffee mug, smash the brussel sprouts until they are all crushed and flattened.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and top with diced bacon. Place in the oven for 25 more minutes or until bacon and parmesan is crispy and crusty.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy.


If you’d like to make them vegan, just skip the parmesan and bacon, toss once more and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. When they're done, finish with lemon juice and fresh pepper for more flavor!