This Dijon Brussel Sprouts with Cheese is made with brussels sprouts, lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan and Dijon mustard. You can make this in the oven or the air fryer.
These brussels sprouts are a super healthy dish that can be a main dish or a side. Brussels sprouts contain so many good vitamins and minerals. To be honest, the only way I can enjoy brussels sprouts is only if they are lightly charred and crispy. The combination of the mustard, parmesan and lemon is amazing.
Brussels Sprouts can be a hit or miss, as there is nothing worse than soggy brussels sprouts. Brussel sprouts can have a bitter taste so it’s up to you to get rid of that bitterness by the way you cook it. I usually make roasted brussels sprouts in the oven since I liked them crispy and not mushy.
This is an amazing weeknight meal and goes well with almost every dish. You won't regret making these delicious brussels sprouts. If you love this recipe, feel free to try my Air Fried Bok Choy or you can pair these brussels sprouts with my Baked Flounder Florentine.
Why you will love this recipe
Versatile: You can use any variation of the ingredients on here. If you prefer more parmesan cheese, add more. If you do not like spicy, omit the red pepper flakes.
Full of flavor: The mustard, lemon and parmesan cheese combination make these brussels sprouts so flavorful.
Great for warm weather: I love eating these on a summer day and it pairs nicely with most main dishes.
Serves a crowd: It is easy to double this recipe, especially in the oven. Use two baking sheets to make a big batch.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Brussels sprouts
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
In a large bowl, add the halved brussels sprouts. Drizzle with olive oil and add the red pepper flakes, garlic, lemon juice and zest, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
Place the coated brussels sprouts in the air fryer basket or baking sheet. See recipe card below for cooking options. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
Hint: See below for options to either air fry or bake.
Oil: I like using olive oil for a lighter dish, but you can use butter instead if you want.
Red pepper flakes: Feel free to include if you like spicy food, or omit if you dont.
Garlic: I love using freshly minced garlic for this recipe, as it gives it to much flavor. You could use finely diced onion instead too.
Lemon: Use lemon juice from a real lemon instead of that store bought lemon juice. You could even use lime juice if you prefer.
Dijon mustard: I like dijon mustard because it is lees powerful than regular mustard. You could use honey mustard instead as well.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add chili pepper flakes into the mix.
- Kid friendly - adding a lot of parmesan cheese will help your kids eat their brussels sprouts.
Check out this Baby Corn Stir Fry for another vegetarian side dish.
This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
This Dijon Brussel Sprouts with Cheese dish doesn't stand well freezing.
Feel free to use any variation you want. If you do not like spicy foods, omit the red pepper flakes. If you love cheese, add more.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove