Brussels Sprouts Caesar


This Brussels sprouts Caesar salad is one of my favorite recipes, perfect for any season. The sprouts turn out rich, tangy, and smoky; this is my favorite way to prepare them. Coat with bread crumbs and serve warm or cold.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 (16 ounce) packages Brussels sprouts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Trim stems off Brussels sprouts. Quarter large sprouts lengthwise; halve small ones. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

  3. Toss sprouts in a bowl with olive oil and paprika. Spread out on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, removing loose leaves after 5 minutes and turning whole sprouts every 5 minutes.

  5. Make dressing: Whisk together heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, brown mustard, and paprika in a bowl until well combined.

  6. Transfer whole sprouts and loose leaves to a serving bowl; pour in dressing and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

199 Calories
14g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 199
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 144mg 720%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 653mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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