Crispy Brussel Sprouts

crispy brussel sprouts on a plate

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Growing up, I always had the impression that brussel sprouts were the yuckiest thing your parent could ever ask you to eat. But in fact, I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember, so I was sure my kids would love them too.

Turns out, not much has changed. Kids are still not excited about eating brussel sprouts. So I made it my mission to get my kids to love them. 

It wasn’t an easy task, but after I made these crispy brussel sprouts, my kids have been asking for them on a regular basis! They actually want them as a snack on most days! That’s how I knew I had to share this recipe with you.

brussel sprouts on a cutting board

brussel sprouts on a cutting board

a bowl full of brussel sprout leaves

The secret to this recipe is that you are going to make these into chips. My kids LOVE kale chips, so this wasn’t much different for them.

You are going to buy whole brussel sprouts for this. They do sell them shaved, but I find that they are not as fresh and don’t come out the same as when you do them yourself. It takes a bit longer, but it’s totally worth it!

You’ll take each brussel sprout, chop off the end and then peel off the layers until you can’t anymore. Don’t discard inside (I’ll call it the core). You’re going to add those to the mix too. Since they are thin, they will get nice and roasted too.

spoonful of ghee clarified butter

brussel sprouts in a bowl

I’ve tried this crispy brussel sprouts recipe with olive oil, avocado oil, and butter in the past. What I’ve found is that the best option is ghee! It’s a lactose-free butter option that is delicious and adds the perfect flavor!

If you don’t have any ghee on hand, you can use any oil or butter and get the same result. Make sure that you toss your leaves and brussel sprout cores so that they are all coated evenly. That will help them to crisp up and not burn.

It’s also very important that you get them as close to one layer as possible so that they cook evenly. I tend to make a big batch each time so I have a large baking sheet

You are going to leave them in the oven for 10-minute increments, tossing them around after every 10 minutes. I tend to leave them in for 30-40 minutes total because we like them crispy! Just keep an eye on them and remove them from the oven when they look good to you. 

baking sheet full of brussel sprouts

crispy brussel sprouts on a plate

The first time you serve them, I wouldn’t mention what they are. Just tell the kids they are healthy chips. Once they profess their love for crispy brussel sprouts, then you can let them in on your little secret.

Now that you know a little bit about these crispy brussel sprouts, I’m excited to share our recipe.

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

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crispy brussel sprouts on a plate

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life


These brussel sprouts are super crispy and healthier than any chip. It’s the snack my kids ask for on a regular basis!


  • 24oz fresh brussel sprouts

  • 3 tbsp ghee, melted

  • Sea Salt

  • Ground Black Pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400º
  • Chop the ends off of your Brussel sprouts and cut them in half.
  • Pull off as many of the outer leaves from each one as you can. Leave the rest whole.
  • Place Brussel sprouts and leaves into a large bowl. Add melted Truly Grass Fed Ghee Clarified Butter and toss until coated.
  • Pour them onto a baking sheet, in one layer. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, toss and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until crispy.

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These crispy brussel sprouts are super delicious and healthier than any chip. It's the snack my kids ask for on a regular basis! 
These crispy brussel sprouts are super delicious and healthier than any chip. It's the snack my kids ask for on a regular basis! 





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  1. This is exactly how I make my Brussel Sprouts which I love. Although, I typically cook with olive oil. As a ghee-loving family, I should try ghee instead. Thanks for the tip! Cheers.

  2. I haven’t tried Brussels sprouts yet but those look tasty. I love eating crispy vegetables, too.

  3. I’m one of those that do enjoy eating Brussel sprouts. I’ve had them in various ways but never crispy. I’d really love to give that a this!!!!

  4. I love brussel sprouts, and these look amazing. I’m always looking for new ways to make them too. I’ll be giving this recipe a try real soon.

  5. An easy, delicious, and healthy recipe to make for my family. I love it and will def making this for them. Thank you!

  6. I love when everything is crispy! These crispy brussel sprouts are a must try recipe!

  7. I’m always looking for ways to try and get my family to eat sprouts and this might just be one of them! I will have to report back and let you know….

  8. It looks like small cabbages, I bet it differs with the thickness, thanks for the recipe!

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  9. I’ll try avocado oil and butter since I don’t have ghee, I bet it really taste great.

  10. I normally do not like brussel sprouts, but I would try this version. I think I would eat them like this!

  11. I love brussels sprouts but do not see the fresh ones all the time so i buy frozen. They do look great the way you have prepared them so I will try it next time I see them

  12. This recipe looks delicious! I love Brussel Sprouts and definitely pinning this recipe to make these myself 🙂

  13. I’m not a fan of Brussel sprouts. My aunt loves them and I’ll have to share this recipe with her when she comes to visit us in a few weeks.

  14. Cruciferous vegetables such as brussel sprouts have been associated with protection against a range of cancers. This recipe looks simple. I am glad that you used them to create a healthy snack!

  15. I add ghee in almost everything I cook! 😛 These crispy brussel sprouts look delicious, gotta try making these soon 😍

  16. This is the first time I have heard of using brussel sprouts this way. I think I’d like to try it!

  17. I am not a big fan of Brussel Sprouts but the recipe looks super good. I would love to try it out!

  18. I am obsessed with Brussels sprouts and this looks delicious. I love crispy, buttery sprouts.

  19. Those look delicious and I’m not even a big fan of Brussel Sprouts. I could definitely get my daughters to eat Brussel Sprouts finally. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I haven’t tasted Brussel sprouts yet but this is definitely something that I’d love. We also like making crispy vegetables at home.

  21. Love brussel sprouts. Haven’t tried preparing it with ghee though. I’m going to save your recipe for later. Bet it’s good!

  22. I hated the way my mom made them. I should ask her, cuz I don’t even know how, they were probably frozen and then baked with nothing on them? ick!!! I’ve made them a few times with butter and bacon and OMG they can be SO SO SO GOOD!!! This looks like a simple but delicious recipe, gotta try! Thank you!

  23. Will try this recipe even because, believe it or not, I was looking for new ideas for cooking brussel sprouts the other day.

  24. This is so easy and delicious. I am going to make this for tonight’s dinner. Thank you!

  25. My oldest daughter is mad about brussels sprouts! She makes them a couple of times a week. I can’t wait to share this great recipe with her.

  26. I love that crisped way of cooking the brussel sprouts. I will be giving this recipe a try. It looks so good, and it sounds so easy.

  27. I love the crispiness of these brussel sprouts. Everyone in my family loves these little veggies – even my kids – so I can’t wait to make these.

  28. My son is a picky eater to. Glad you shared this. Can’t wait to try it for him.

  29. Brussels sprouts have become my fav veggie. I love the sound of this recipe. Thanks for sharing and will try this for sure.

  30. That looks really good. I’ve always loved brussel sprouts. They have such a great, peppery flavor. I’ll have to try these.

  31. I am living a plant based diet so a recipe like this is so perfect for me. I will look for some fresh brussel sprouts so i can make this as soon as possible

  32. This is a great advice for my family. My girls dont eat vegetables unless in some smoothie I make. I will defenetly try this one out. Thank you!

  33. I love Brussel Sprouts! This is an intriguing way to prepare them! I have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!