Snack Time: Brussels Sprout Chips

Brussels sprouts chipsBrussels sprouts are my food soul mate. For the longest time, I never tried them. I didn't exactly turn my nose up to them. I don't really remember very many times I saw them being served. But of course, I didn't go out of my way to try them either. I mean, why would I? Brussels sprouts and lima beans are the food villains of children's books and movies. Everybody knows they are gross. Duh. But then I got this cookbook, and I saw an easy recipe for brussels sprouts. And the rest is history—it was love at first bite (no, I'm not embarrassed of that pun—love does that to you).Brussels sproutsSince then, I've tried brussels sprouts many different ways. It's a favorite of the boyfriend and me. I really want to try a different version for Thanksgiving. I'm thinking of trying this recipe. But here is a snack idea! Easy, quick and super good for you.Healthy snack ideasBrussels Sprout Chips

Needed: brussels sprouts, olive oil, sea salt and a lemon.

First separate each leaf. The smallest leaves won't separate so you can either go ahead and cook those too or save them for another meal idea. Lightly coat the leaves in olive oil. Bake at 400°F for 8-10 minutes until edges begin to get crispy. Be sure to keep an eye on them, as they can burn quickly. Remove from oven, squeeze on some fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with sea salt. Happy snacking! xo. Emma

  • I love Ina Garten’s roasted Brussels sprouts. They’re probably similar to these, but the sprouts are still all together. Here’s her recipe:

  • I have to try this! I’m not a brussels sprout fan (well, I don’t like them at all^^) but your recipe looks delicious so I need to do it!!

  • Q: Do these need to be eaten right away? I’m excited to try these I love Brussel sprouts!
    A: Yes. 🙂

  • Do these need to be eaten right away? I’m excited to try these I love Brussel sprouts!

  • Thanks for posting this! As one who eats no grains and no starches, chips have been off my list for a good long time now, but I love Brussels sprouts, so I can’t wait to give this crispy, salty snack a try!!

  • I tried this last Sunday, for an afternoon snack… DELICIOUS!!

    Thank you for the great recipe! I’ve already shared it with a handful of my girlfriends! <3

  • I did this recipe for Thanksgiving last year and they were very popular.

  • It looks really great. I got to try this

    – Majbritt

  • YAYY!!! these are exactly like Kale Chips. Also a healthy alternative to chips. and its exactly the same recipe.. i prefer to season my kale chips before baking them, that way theyre seasoned.. maybe thats just my OCD, LOL.. but they’re supposed to be cooked at 350 for 10 mins. and like these you have to watch so they dont burn. LOVE them. i could eat a whole 2 pound bag from wegmans this way hahahaha

  • My hubby hates brussel sprouts, but this might just help me change his mind!
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  • I love to slice brussels sprouts, saute them with a lot of pepper and serve them with eggs benedict.

  • I love the sound of this recipe, think I’ll try it next time I’m craving crisps… Much healthier!

    Thanks for the idea!

  • We think you’ll like our wrapping paper with sprouts on it!

  • Not real sure how I feel about brussels sprouts…. Sound interesting though!
    xo Heather

  • never liked a sprout but this looks so delicious!

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  • Okay, those look fab. I will make them pronto, as I too love brussels sprouts. However… my all-time favorite brussels sprout recipe (or really just method, I guess) is Mark Bittman’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts. You sauté them in a pan on the stovetop until they’re browned and getting crispy, then pop ’em in a blazing hot oven to get them to a melty, crispy, shockinglyamazinghooray state of goodness. Seriously. They’re THAT good. You should try ’em, whether for thanksgiving or just whenever you want veggie yumminess. The recipe is in How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and is also available online here:

    Brussels sprout lovers, unite! I feel kind of like it’s a secret society. The Brussels Sprouts Lovers Circle or something. Thanks for the new recipe idea!!

  • OMG these look amazing. Going to try them this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  • We tried these on a pizza recently with salami–so good! I will never look at brussels sprouts the same way again.

  • That sounds delicious! I love brussel sprouts traditionally with onions and potatoes or in a good curry with coconut, dried apricots and walnuts <3

  • Great Idea!! I love brussel sprouts and cannot wait to try this!

    Thank you, Emma!! <3

  • omg i love brussel sprouts!! they have been one of my favorite veggies since my mom started stir frying them w/ dried shrimp when i was a kid. now i oven roast them w/ bacon and shallots every thanksgiving, it’s become a tradition.

  • I have a love affair with brussel sprouts toO!!!!!! They are by far my favorite vegetable…so dang delicious. But they do get a bad rap. SO thank you for shouting out to the world how wonderful they are 😉 keep those yummy recipes coming!

    ~ Jillian {fellow brussel junkie}

  • I would never have thought of that! I like making sweet potato chips if I’m craving something salty! xx

  • Never had brussel sprout chips before , so curious to give a try!

  • I laughed when I read your brussels sprout love story. It’s clear that brussels sprout chose you over me. I’m a vegetarian and I eat any – I mean ANY – veggie. Except for the brussels sprout. I don’t know what it is, I mean, I eat all kinds of beans and cabbage, but this one… no 🙂

  • I have never tried brussel sprouts either but I always felt bad for them because they always got a bad rep but in reality I think they are cute, like mini cabbages. Same with lima beans, I think they are a cute shape! I will have to save this recipe to try someday!

  • Mmm… I’ll be trying these for sure. I think i’m brussels’ biggest fan! My family refer to sprouts as “little pockets of fart” but even they like them tossed with bacon lardons, onions and walnuts.

  • This is awesome! Thank you 🙂 (ps. I´ve was the kid ho loved brussels sprouts… with sauce of course 😉 )

  • I love brussels sprouts too! Like you, I always assumed they’d be gross, but I really liked them once I tried them. This sounds tasty!

  • This looks yummy! As a vegetarian, I’m always looking for new things to do with veggies. Thanks for the recipe. I may try this one tomorrow, Emma:)

  • I roasted some brussels sprouts tonight and noticed how crispy and tasty the outside leaves were. Great idea, thanks!

  • These Look Amazing! I can not wait to try these. =) These would make such a great alternative to chips! And they would be warm which is so good for fall! Thanks for sharing this. =)

  • Mmmm I adore brussel sprouts! I never thought to make them into chips, I love this!

  • Hmmm no thanks but I like the idea of vegetable chips


  • Brussell Sprouts get such a bad rap 🙁 They are delicious and this is an awesome way to cook them up 🙂
    xo Emilie @

  • Baked them in the oven (in Holland we normally cook them) a few days ago and they tasted really good! But this a great snack idea!


  • I’ve never gone out of my way to eat brussels sprouts either, but I’m definitely trying this. I will consume almost anything as long as it’s presented in chip form.

  • Yummy! Looks healthy & good!

  • Hmmm…you’ve made me want to try Brussels sprouts! That’s a first 🙂

  • I would never ever have thought of this! Lovely! xx

  • i’ve made the smitten kitchen brussels recipe before and it’s delicious!

  • This is one of my fave Brussel Sprouts Recipe:

  • At 25 I just started eating brussels sprouts! Its true, its a new love affair. I say, the crispier the better. I pan fry mine to pretty much burnt, and it makes them smell like burnt popcorn. But that might be just me, I love burnt popcorn. And now I love burnt brussels sprouts.

  • looks very good! 🙂

    my favourite brussel’s sprouts recipe goes something like this:

  • I’ve been waiting for this recipe since I saw your instagram of them!

  • I can hardly believe that I’m reading this post right now–I made these just last night (I like a couple cloves of chopped up garlic added to the mix and I add the whole sprouts to roast with the outer leaves). Every time my boyfriend walked past them on the baking sheet waiting to be served, he would grab one of the toasty leaves and gleefully exclaim “CHIPS!” before popping them in his mouth. He’d never called them Brussels Sprouts Chips before, so you guys must’ve had an intense mind-meld last night 😀

  • I actually don’t really like Brussels sprouts, but maybe with this recipe i’ll try liking them. It seems delicious though!

  • if brussel sprouts were ice cream i think i might like them. probably not even then, they’d still be a vegetable. ha!

  • This recipe is great with kale as well! I bake at 375 and sprinkle some parmesan on for the last couple of minutes.

  • I’m just not sure if I would like this. I hate brussel sprouts. Maybe I should try it, though. You never know.

  • This is SUCH a good idea ladies! I adore brussel sprouts.. I will definitely be trying this out.

  • I grew up in the tropics, so I don’t have any childhood brussels sprouts horror stories…I tasted them for the first time at age 19, during a year in France, and was immediately smitten! These days in the Netherlands I blanche them and finish them off with a little blue cheese and some roasted almonds.

  • Salt and Lemon – so simple but flavours that now I can’t wait to try with some brussels sprouts 🙂

  • I’ve never had brussel sprout chips, but kale chips are some of my favorites!

  • when life gives you sprouts… take pictures! But hey, make chips of them is also a good idea 🙂

  • ohhh my. these look delicious! my vegan self is quite excited to try these out! thank you for sharing, xo

  • I love them ! Thank you so much for the tip !

    XX Luba
    Well Living Blog

  • Those look delicious! And healthy–double win 🙂

  • Brussels sprouts are my favorite, too! I wish they didn’t take so much work to prepare, because I can’t get enough of them.

    How Bout Some Cake

  • awww, seems yummy!:DDD
    one of my fav recipe with brussels sprout is:
    slice the brussels (not cooked!raw) in thin slices, and toss them with lemon juice and olive oil-add some parmesan or pecorino cheese- and some pinenuts or hazelnuts!healthy salad:)

  • This is the perfect alternative for me, an avid chip eater. Thanks for sharing Emma!


  • Whoa – I can’t wait to try this recipe! This would be great for a Halloween party that I am co-hosting. Thank you!

  • Hehe, I do not like Brussel sprouts. But this looks very interesting.

    Rachel Nicole

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  • I was like that with mushrooms. I never ate them, although I did turn my nose up at them. Then I met my husband and he made me try them, now I cannot get enough!

  • this is a great alternative the chips that i am munching on right now!will try this out tomorrow!thank you 🙂

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