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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

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This dish. I’m generally a fan of Brussels sprouts, but I’ll tell ya- THIS is how they should be eaten. Roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan and cranberries is a side dish to add to your holiday dinner menu. It’s savory and sweet- a flavor combination that everyone is sure to love. Plus, these Brussels sprouts roasted with salty parmesan, sweet cranberries and crunchy almonds will leave you thinking of this nutritious superfood as an indulgence. So load ’em up!

A serving bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan, cranberries, and almonds

Our family has the standard go-to favorites when it comes to holiday gatherings, which makes holiday meal planning easy every year. However, I do like to change up the sides to try different variations or throw in a few new dishes, and these Brussels sprouts will for sure grace our holiday dinner table this year. It’s a simple recipe that is full of flavor!

A sheet pan of roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan, cranberries, and almonds

How to make roasted Brussels sprouts with cranberries

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds of brussels sprouts
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • garlic powder
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • cranberries
  • almond slivers

It’s essentially a three-step process to make this delicious side dish:

step 1

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Slice your brussels sprouts in half, larger Brussels can be cut into quarters. 

step 2

Place the brussels sprouts on a rimmed baking sheet and toss them with oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Arranging them on the baking sheet is important for getting nice, crispy Brussels– try to place them so the cut sides face down! Roast them in the hot oven for 15 minutes (20 minutes if you like them extra browned). 

step 3

Remove them and toss the Brussels with the parmesan cheese, cranberries and almonds before placing the pan back into the oven for an extra ten minutes of roasting. 

collage of 8 photos showing how to make roasted Brussels

Pro tips for getting perfectly-roasted Brussels sprouts 

  • A hot oven is key, and the difference between lovely, crispy yet tender Brussels and mushy, overcooked Brussels. Roasting Brussels sprouts requires a hotter oven. If your Brussels have ever turned out soft and mushy, it’s likely your oven is not set to a high enough temperature. And no one likes mushy Brussels. 
  • Make sure you hold off on adding the parmesan cheese, cranberries and almonds until the very last 10 minutes of roasting, otherwise these ingredients will begin to burn (especially the almonds).
A bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan, cranberries, and almonds

I have to say, I love Brussels any time of year but these beautifully roasted brussels sprouts with parmesan and cranberries are the perfect side dish for any holiday gathering. The cranberries really add an extra “festive” touch to the dish. Crispy, tender and savory with bits of sweet and crunch! Really, there’s no better way to eat your veggies.

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A bowl of roasted Brussels sprouts with parmesan, cranberries, and almonds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Savory, tender Brussels sprouts with salty parmesan cheese, sweet dried cranberries, and crunchy almonds. It's a flavor combination that everyone will love.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Dahn Boquist


  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup raw almond slivers


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Slice the Brussels sprouts in half (if you have larger Brussels cut them in quarters).
  • Place the Brussels sprouts on a rimmed baking sheet and toss them with the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Try to arrange them so the cut side faces down.
  • Roast the Brussels in the hot oven for 15 minutes (if you like them extra brown, roast them for 20 minutes).
  • Remove the baking sheet and toss the Brussels sprouts with the Parmesan cheese, cranberries, and almonds. Return the pan to the oven and finish roasting for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving platter.


Don’t add the parmesan cheese, cranberries, or almonds until the last 10 minutes of roasting. If they cook longer than 10 minutes they can start to burn, especially the almonds.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 598mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g

Dahn Boquist

Dahn is a retired nurse, recipe creator, home cook, baker, and self-proclaimed foodie. She loves creating in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends. She lives in Washington State with her husband and dog. When she isn't cooking or baking, you can usually find her spending time with her grandchildren or exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Monday 23rd of November 2020

Is the oven temp 425 or 450? Recipe indicates temp of 452.

Dahn Boquist

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Oh thanks for catching that, the correct temperature is 450°F. I will fix the recipe card.

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