Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Asiago Cheese For One

| October 20, 2011 | 8 Comments

Today I went to the store with a short list that had maybe six things on it. But I left the store with at least a dozen items. How does that happen? Were the Brussels sprouts really so seductive that I couldn’t leave without them? (Yes.) Did I really need 18 eggs? (Yes.) And cake mix? (Actually, no, but I thought I did at the time.)

The grocery store is a wild temptress, for sure. Is it just me? Does that ever happen to you?

So, those Brussels sprouts. I didn’t really have any plans for them — I wasn’t even sure when I would use them. But, you know, I adore Brussels sprouts, so I knew I’d find a way.

I ended up whipping some up tonight as a little snack (they’d be equally good as a side dish). I roasted the Brussels sprouts with just a whisper of cooking oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Then I mixed them with walnuts and grated Asiago cheese. Finally, I finished it off with a drizzle of walnut oil. The slightly sweet roasted Brussels sprouts have a rich, warmth to them with the infusion of walnut throughout. Perfect.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Asiago Cheese
serves 1

1 heaping cup trimmed and halved fresh Brussels sprouts
cooking oil spray
salt and pepper
1 tbsp toasted walnuts
1 tbsp freshly grated Asiago cheese
1/2 tsp walnut oil

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread out the Brussels sprouts and spray very lightly with cooking oil spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-16 minutes, until they begin to brown.

Toss the Brussels sprouts with the walnuts and Asiago cheese. Pour into a bowl. Drizzle with walnut oil. If desired, sprinkle with a little additional salt (recommended).


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Category: Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, side dishes, vegetables

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Joanne says:

    I definitely get tempted to buy things I don’t need at the grocery store but those things are fruit and veggies more often than anything else! I could totally be seduced by brussels sprouts…and by this dish!

  2. patsyk says:

    I adore roasted Brussels sprouts! I’m going to have to try adding asiago cheese to them next time! Yum!

  3. Kate says:

    I also picked up brussels sprouts at the market yesterday. But they were on my list!

    • sarah says:

      Kate, they should be automatically on my list once the season starts — I love them so much. What did you do with yours?

  4. Pam says:

    Brussel sprouts have never been a favorite. However, I must admit the asiago cheese and the walnuts may compensate… Thanks.

    • sarah says:

      Let me know if you try them. Non-boiling methods of cooking Brussels sprouts made them a favorite for many former haters in my family.

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