Go Back
+ servings
Smashed Brussels sprouts

Get the Recipe: Smashed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

These smashed Brussels sprouts are the ultimate way to make vegetables taste good! Crispy, perfectly coated in breadcrumbs, these make a perfect side dish that's vegan and also easy to make.
5 from 2 votes


  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Saucepan
  • Baking tray
  • Conventional oven
  • Glass
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl


  • Add the Brussels sprouts to a large saucepan of lightly salted water. Bring to a simmer and cook for around 10 minutes, until fully softened.
    2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  • Prepare an ice bath. When they are ready, transfer the Brussels sprouts to the ice bath for a couple of minutes, then drain and rinse them.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C.
  • Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a flat surface, such as a chopping board or a baking tray. Smash them using the bottom of a glass.
  • Mix together the breadcrumbs, paprika, cumin, turmeric and salt.
    1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to a mixing bowl and mix together with the olive oil and maple syrup. Then, add the breading and mix once more.
    3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Spread out the sprouts on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, until crispy and the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve immediately.



  • These smashed Brussels sprouts are best eaten immediately, as otherwise they lose their crispiness.
  • To make cheesy Brussels sprouts, add either nutritional yeast or dairy-free cheese to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free breadcrumbs of your choice.
Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 257mg, Potassium: 488mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 981IU, Vitamin C: 96mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 2mg