Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts

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These Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts are the ultimate side dish to make. They are packed with flavor and you only need a few ingredients to make them like dijon mustard, olive oil and spices. Such an easy gluten-free and vegan side dish!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: Serves 4-5 1x


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Parmesan cheese – or omit if vegan or dairy-free


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add in the brussels sprouts and a sprinkle of sea salt
  2. Boil brussels sprouts for about 10 minutes, until tender but not totally cooked
  3. Drained the brussels sprouts and pat dry with a towel
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, mustard and salt and pepper
  6. Toss the brussels sprouts in a large bowl with the marinade
  7. Arrange the sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet then using the bottom of a small glass or mason jar, press down on the sprouts to smash them flat
  8. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top if using then bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes or until crispy/golden brown


*Store in fridge for 5 days and reheat in greased skillet or oven

  • Author: Rachel