This quick and easy flavorful low carb recipe for Cheesy Smashed Brussels Sprouts is not only easy and delicious, but it's a beautiful side dish for any meal! Garlicky, spicy, Lit Garlic seasoning combined with the sweetness of the sprouts and the warm rich mozzarella cheese create a flavor bursting sensation that will become a household favorite - no matter which side of the Brussels sprout debate you're on!
Cheesy Smashed Brussels Sprouts
This quick and easy flavorful low carb recipe for Cheesy Smashed Brussels Sprouts is not only easy and delicious, but it's a beautiful side dish for any meal! Garlicky, spicy Lit Garlic seasoning combined with the sweetness of the sprouts and the warm rich mozzarella cheese create a flavor bursting sensation that will become a household favorite- no matter which side of the Brussels sprout debate you're on!
OPTAVIA notes: Technically, Brussels sprouts are not approved on program. However, as they have the same macro-nutritional values as green beans, and only 4.5 net grams of carbs per serving, we calculate them accordingly. If you do not feel comfortable using this recipe, simply omit it OR you can easily exchange red radishes for the Brussels with great results.
Preheat oven to 450° F. Trim the ends off the Brussels & place in a large, microwave safe bowl with 1” of water in the bottom. Cover the bowl with a microwave safe lid (I love to use an upside down plate) or plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 1 minute then stir and repeat until the Brussels are fork tender, but not overcooked.
While Brussels are cooking, prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with water and ice. When the Brussels are cooked, using a slotted spoon transfer them into the ice bath and let them sit for 1 minute in the water to stop the cooking. Transfer the Brussels to a towel and gently dry before proceeding. (If you leave them too wet, they won’t crisp)
Take two backing sheets and either line them with parchment or spray with nonstick spray. Place ½ of the Brussels on each sheet. Using the bottom of a flat glass or coffee cup, gently smash each Brussel sprout. Arrange in a single layer on each baking sheet.
Sprinkle each sprout with a title Cyprian Sea Salt, cheese and Lit Garlic Seasoning. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until they are slightly browned on the outside and the cheese is bubbly. Give the sprouts a quick squirt of lemon using the wedges you cut and transfer into a serving bowl to enjoy.
Chef's Notes & More
Optavia Lean and Green Counts
1 serving of Brussels sprouts (3.5 ounces cooked) is
1 Healthy Fat
- Serving Size
- 3.5 ounces
- per serving
- 3.6 grams
- 7.7 grams
- 3.2 grams
- 8.9 grams
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