Just as the name says, here are some awesome smashed brussel sprouts. This is one of those super simple easy side dishes that goes with anything. Best of all, they taste fantastic. These will make someone that doesn’t like brussel sprouts into someone who does!
- 24 oz. fresh brussel sprouts (whole)
- Crumbled bacon
- Grated Parmesan
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Avocado oil spray
Cooking these bad boys, or girls, is an easy 2 step process. 1st, place your brussels into a large pot and boil for 10 minutes. Don’t start the timer until the water is boiling.
After 10 minutes of boiling, remove from heat. On a sheet pan, place some parchment paper and spray with avocado oil. Dip your sprouts out of the water, allowing the water to drain, and place on the pan.
Now, take a smashing tool and smash flat. If you don’t have a smasher, use a bowl or something flat. Smash all of them nice and flat.
Once flattened, sprinkle on your grated parmesan cheese followed by the crumbled bacon. Salt and pepper to your liking. Put in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. At the end of 20 minutes, you may elect to use your broiler for a few minutes on high to get that cheese extra crunchy on top.
Once your time is up, pull from the oven and immediately enjoy! Pair with your favorite protein or eat them by themselves. Hope you enjoy!