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Crisp Brussels Sprout Leaves


In this simple Thanksgiving side dish, roasting brussels sprouts brings out their nuttiness. Tangy Pecorino Romano cheese adds extra depth.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, November 2012


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed, leaves separated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano (1 ounce)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss brussels sprout leaves with oil, zest, and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until leaves are crisp and golden around edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with Pecorino and serve with lemon wedges.

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