Fall just started but I already switched to all the cozy warming foods. This Brussels Sprouts Pasta is the perfect recipe to start this beautiful season with. It’s hearty, full of warming flavors, and made with only plant-based ingredients!
I actually dare to say that even if you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts you will love this roasted Brussels sprouts version. With or without the pasta, these sprouts are just irresistible.
How to make Brussels Sprouts Pasta
This recipe is made in two steps. First, clean and cut the Brussels sprouts in half. Then combine the ingredients to roast the Brussels sprouts. This is a delicious ‘coating’ with mustard, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, balsamic, black pepper, onion powder and date syrup. Simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and coat the Brussels sprouts in the mixture so the sprouts are all well coated, and let the oven do all the work.
Next, add the garlic to a (non-stick) pan with the hazelnuts, lemon and nutritional yeast before adding in the cooked pasta and roasted Brussels sprouts. You could also replace the hazelnuts with chopped walnuts or omit the nuts completely, but I personally think it adds a nice depth of flavor and crunch.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
When I roast or air fry veggies I like to experiment with different flavors. But when it comes to pasta the combination of garlic, lemon, smoked paprika and chili or cayenne is an absolute winner. Let’s not forget to mention the ”cheese flavor”, aka nutritional yeast.
If there is one thing that will make a pasta recipe a TRUE pasta recipe, it’s olive oil. So feel free to add olive oil to this recipe if you wish. I personally find it oil-free also deliciously, it’s just slightly more dry and needs a bit more lemon juice. In the recipe below I will add instructions in case you prefer to cook with oil.
This pasta dish is an easy recipe, bursting with flavors and the roasting method for the Brussels sprouts might become your new favorite too.
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This Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pasta is a hearty and cozy fall lunch or dinner. This recipe is Dairy Free, Vegan, and Oil Free.
for the pasta
- 1–2 small garlic cloves, grated finely
- 2 cups / 330 grams Brussels sprouts
- 1 ½ cup / 150 grams (uncooked) pasta (GF is also an option)
- pinch of chili flakes or cayenne, more to taste (optional)
- 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts (or walnuts)
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- juice of 1 small or half a large lemon or lime
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- finely chopped parsley, to garnish
to coat and roast the Brussels sprouts
Preheat oven to 200° C / 390° F. Grab a large baking tray and line with baking paper.
Clean your Brussels sprouts. Take the outer leaves off if necessary and cut the end of the stem off. Slice each sprout into 4 equally thick slices in the direction of the stem. Place in a large mixing bowl.
In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients to coat the Brussels sprouts. Then add this mixture to the Brussels sprouts. Combine the mixture with the Brussels sprouts until each Brussels sprout is well coated. Spread on the baking tray lined with baking paper. Try to make sure the Brussels sprouts don’t overlap. Let roast for about 10-20 minutes until lightly charred. Give them a stir after 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper once they are done and set aside.
Cook the pasta al dente following the instructions on the packet. Save 2 tbsp of cooking water just before draining the pasta.
Heat up a non-stick frying pan on low heat or use a heavy pan. Once hot, add a splash of water or water from the drained pasta, the garlic and a pinch of chili flakes or cayenne powder. If you are cooking with oil: add 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a hot pan instead of water.
Gently heat the garlic for about 2 minutes on low heat, stirring the whole time. Add more water or oil (depending if you cook low-oil or oil-free) and make sure the garlic does not get brown as it will taste bitter.
Add chopped hazelnuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and a splash of water.
Stir to combine and also add the drained pasta to the pan.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, smoked paprika and stir in the roasted sprouts. Stir to combine.
Divide between two plates, sprinkle with chopped parsley.
When preparing this pasta the oil-free version, add a generous splash of lemon juice over the pasta when serving.
Keywords: Brussels sprout, pasta, Italian, vegan, lunch, dinner