Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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‘Tis the season….to watch Netflicks and procrastinate studying. Although there are these nuisances called finals currently interfering, the holidays are upon us. Granted, the holiday season is now half the year since companies started playing Christmas commercials the day Halloween ends as well as the fact ABC Family now runs 132 days of Christmas. Regardless, it’s still a special time of year. Get ready for Secret Santas that you will inevitably receive a very thoughtful 30 of Natty, freshly stolen from the party. Get ready for 8 Hanuka shots of vodka before you go out. Still not sure what you do for Kwanza, but there’s definitely a way to incorporate drinking with it! The time for giving is here.

And with every great holiday season, there’s got to be holiday eating. Since spring break isn’t for another couple months and everyone’s wearing jackets anyway, why not have a feast or two. Well just like in middle school, all of your friends have already volunteered to bring the drinks, napkins, drinks, plates, and more drinks. Somehow you ended up with the vegetables, which I guess are normally disregarded like the fruit cake.

Why not roast some Brussel Sprouts? They seem festive enough. Sure, most of your friends won’t know what they are, but convince them there is Whisky inside and watch them disappear. Top with Parmesan, garlic, and onion before you toss it in the oven and go “study” for half and hour. If there were only a final on the binge watching of Game of Thrones….


1 lb of brusselsprouts, cut in halves
1/2 of a red onion, cut
2 cloves of garlic chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese to top
red chili flakes (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut the Brussels sprouts into halves and mince the garlic and onion. Add to a bowl and coat with olive oil. Add the salt and pepper.
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3. Place the sprouts on a tray and top with the Parmesan cheese.
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4. Place into oven and let roast for 30-40 mins.

5. Remove from the oven, let it cool off, and serve. There’s no way this dish can miss!