A side dish of Brussels Sprouts

Merry Christmas….I hope you all had a lovely day and a delicious dinner or lunch.  We had a small family gathering for lunch yesterday at my home, this year was different much quieter, not much laughing, but we have a good friend visiting from Greece and he tried to cheer everyone up with his jokes, he did have some great jokes but our spirit was just not into it with the loss.

Anyway on with the recipe, I cooked with the help of my mom, we got everything done a bit quicker so I didn’t have to spend Christmas day in the kitchen.  Now, I know that not everyone loves Brussels Sprouts but they are quite delicious if you tweak them with lovely ingredients that just gives them a burst of taste.  At the Christmas table yesterday we had the usual salads, potatoes, Turkey, and ohhhh I shouldn’t forget to mention that they all wanted Tzaziki added to the table.  Now how in the world does this dish combine into the Christmas table I have no idea, but as they say “to each his own”. 

I wanted to add this lovely side dish for an extra little surprise, and they did enjoy eating it just as much as they did the Tzatziki!!


500 grams Brussels Spourts sliced in half

3 tablespoons Olive Oil or Butter

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

2 tablespoons Lemon Juice 

1/4 cup breadcrumbs 




Remove excess leaves from Brussels Sprouts, then wash and drain.


In a bowl add the sprouts, breadcrumbs, salt and mix.


Add Parmesan cheese and lemon juice, you can either add the lemon juice like I did and bake it with the sprouts or you add the juice as a topping after the sprouts have been baked. This also can be tweaked with Balsamic Vinegar to give it a super boost.  But I wanted the taste of the sprouts to be a bit calmer and with the combination of the cheese and breadcrumbs made this quite crunchy and tasty.


Combine and add into a small or large baking pan.  Bake at 180 degrees for 30 minutes and until softened.  

Comments (25)

  • Karin, theaustriandish 11 months ago Reply

    Dear Sophie – Merry Christmas to you and you family. All the best and huge hugs, Karin

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you Karin…Merry Christmas to you too and your family…

  • Sumith 11 months ago Reply

    Delicious side dish. Hope you had a great Christmas Sophie.

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you ..it was quite. I hope you had a lovely day

  • Ben Aqiba 11 months ago Reply

    That looks so healthy 🙂
    I am sure that taste is wonderful

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you Ben…

  • jyo 11 months ago Reply

    Delighful recipe…the Brussels sprouts look cute…they are not available here…wish I could taste it😊

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you Jyo….always with your kind words 🙂

  • Ramyarecipes 11 months ago Reply

    Healthy 😋

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you

  • mistimaan 11 months ago Reply

    Looks too tasty. 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you P

  • dtills 11 months ago Reply

    My husband loves brussels sprouts 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply


  • Megala 11 months ago Reply

    Lovely cheesy sprouts !

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much Megala 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    Thank you

  • chefkreso 11 months ago Reply

    I don’t like brussels sprouts, but I’d be willing to try them prepared this way 🙂

    foodzesty 11 months ago Reply

    hahaha neither do I but everyone else loved them 🙂 I tried a little after they were baked…I can say that they were much much better than boiled blahhhh hahahah..I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year

    chefkreso 11 months ago

    Thank you so very much, wish you an amazing New Year’s Eve and a great New Year with lots of new recipes.. 😀

    foodzesty 11 months ago

    Thank you so much!!

  • msw blog 10 months ago Reply

    What a delicious looking dish. You were the readers man joy these brussels sprouts recipes

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Thank you very much…Not sure what your message means about the readers 😉

  • msw blog 10 months ago Reply

    Oh, my so many typos. That’s what happens when I try to multitask on my phone my apologies. I mean to type “You and your readers may enjoy these Brussels Sprouts recipes”

    foodzesty 10 months ago Reply

    Ohh ok thank you 🙂

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