I had never tried brussel sprouts till I was pregnant with one of my children, (which one, I can’t remember) and my mother-in-law made them for Thanksgiving, and I devoured them. You know how when you’re pregnant and things either taste disgusting or divine, well these tasted heavenly with lots of butter and cream.
When I saw this recipe for brussel sprouts with olive oil and garlic I had to try it.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

Just trim the ends, wash, chop in a food processor (I don’t have one, so I just used a knife and chopped the brussel sprouts into thirds), saute in olive oil and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. For exact measurements, go to her site. You will not be disappointed! My husband said they were the best brussel sprouts he’s ever had.
Be careful putting your sprouts in the hot oil, because any remaining water on them will cause them to splatter.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

The other yummy side dish, I have been making for years, and it is so simple as well. I think I first saw it on the back of a box of Lipton onion soup mix.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

You can make it with just white potatoes or sweet potatoes, but the combination is really special.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

Start with 4 medium size potatoes.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

Wash, peel if desired (I only peel the sweet potatoes), and chop into large bite size pieces.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

Place on a cookie sheet (I like to cover with foil so clean up is easier), drizzle with olive oil or vegetable oil, sprinkle one onion soup mix packet over, and then use your hands to lightly mix so all the potatoes get coated. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

The little onion bits get crispy and the potatoes almost melt in your mouth.

brussel sprouts, Delicious Sides, Roasted Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts, Joyful Homemaking

Both of these recipes are so good, and healthy to boot. Hope you enjoy!

17 Comments

  1. Yummy! I hadn’t considered putting white and sweet potatoes together before. Best of both worlds! Great idea!

  2. Thanks for the recipes! I’m eating more veggies these days 🙂

    Dee

  3. Oh I love both these dishes…I am ALL about side dishes. Making the br. sprouts for hubby very soon. Have made the tater combo before and love it. So happy to see you linked these up at Weekend Potluck!

  4. Roasted potatoes is a favorite side dish with my kids. Usually, I just use potatoes. Occasionally, I’ll throw in sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips if I have them.

  5. SOunds like something I’ll try….LOVE Brussel Sprouts. I cook ours in the oven,also sprinkled with olive oil, salt and a dash of fresh lemon juice. TFS~

  6. These look so great! I make some potatoes almost exactly the same but with italian dressing powdered mix- the onion soup mix would be a nice change! I have a Monday recipe linky & would LOVE to have you join in.
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

    Thanks! Have a wonderful day!

  7. These look so good! I will have to try the potatoes! The combination sounds really delicious!

    Take care,

    Trish

  8. Savory Sweet Potatoes are always tasty, but I’ve never had them this way! Can’t wait to try. We’d love to have you link up one of your recipes to our first ever Tasty Tuesday linky party next Tuesday!

  9. YUM!! I love both brussels sprouts and baked potatoes! And I’m always looking for new ideas for side dishes that are both tasty and healthy!

  10. Hi Margo,
    This is a great combination, it would have awesome flavor. Hope you have had a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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