Do you have some leftover roasted Brussels sprouts in your fridge? Can you reheat that roasted Brussels sprouts before serving?
Then my straight answer is, yes, you can reheat roasted Brussels sprouts and enjoy it again with nice crisp!
Brussel sprouts are crispy and caramelized when they are roasted for the first time. But when you made a big batch and some leftover keep in the fridge, they become soggy and damp.
I know, you will turn up your nose when soggy Brussels sprouts in your plate.
But don’t worry! You can make it nice crispy and delicious like first time roasted.
Reheating is the best way of making it crispy again (like the first time). Now let’s get to know more about roasted Brussels sprouts and reheating.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Facts
Roasted Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are high in fiber and low in fat and Sodium.
It is the rich source of Glucosinolates which helps to lower the risk of Cancer. So, it is highly nutritious food which provides lot of health benefits.
1 cup- 162g.
Can Roasted Brussels Sprouts Be Frozen?
If you have a lot of roasted Brussels sprouts and want to roast them and then freeze. Then you have an issue with its roasted crispy texture. Will they turn mushy or works well?
Yes, you can freeze roasted Brussels sprouts. It is good to keep straight away into the oven at the last moment of serving to get back its crisp and make it warm.
You can easily freeze the roasted Brussels sprouts. After roasting, allow the sprouts to cool completely. Transfer it to resealable freezer bag or freezer container.
Label the freezer bag mentioning name and date. You can freeze them up to 12 months.
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How to Reheat Roasted Brussels Sprouts?
You can reheat the Roasted Brussels Sprouts. Roasted Brussels sprouts are best served when they are warm, not hot. There are some different methods which allow to enjoy them with a nice crisp.
The Oven Method
You can reheat the roasted Brussels sprouts as you roast them for the first time. But keep in mind, the temperature should be lower for reheating than first time roasting.
You should use a high oven temperature for roasting. But for reheating you need to use lower temperature as they are already cooked. With high temperature, there is a possibility of burning them. So, reheat them at low temperature.
Things you’ll need:
Leftover Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Spread leftover roasted Brussels Sprouts on baking sheet. Spread it on a single layer. There should be the proper distance from each sprout.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven. Turn on the oven.
- Heat the leftover Brussels sprouts at 350-degrees F. for at least 10 minutes.
- Take out the Brussels sprouts from oven. While removing from oven, take care of not to burn your hands.
- Transfer into a serving plate. Now you can enjoy crispy and tasty Brussels sprouts!
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The Microwave Method
You can use the microwave to reheat roasted Brussels sprout. Microwave does reheat process fast and easy.
Some folks happy with the reheating results with microwave and some are not. Because after reheating in the microwave, roasted Brussel sprout becomes soggy.
So, here you need to take care of microwave timing. Timing is the key element for the success of reheating roasted Brussel sprouts.
Reheat your roasted Brussels sprout for just 30 seconds. If you reheat them for even 1 minute, it overcooks and become soggy.
A minute is also a long time for reheating in the world of a microwave! So, be strict to the timing (not more than 30 seconds) when you use a microwave for reheating roasted Brussels sprout.
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The Sauté Pan Method
If you don’t have oven or microwave, simply reheat them in sauté pan. Reheating Brussels sprout in sauté pan is the quick and easy method of reheating.
Things You’ll Need:
Leftover Roasted Brussels sprout
- Place the sauté pan on the stove top and heat up gently.
- Sprinkle some olive oil on Brussels sprout.
- Stir sprouts frequently until it warms up.
- Serve it warm and enjoy!
How to choose Brussels sprouts?
The shelf life of Brussels sprouts relies on when and how they were picked. The storage condition also determining factor of its shelf life.
The Brussels sprouts are best when they are green in color and firm. They last longer when attached to the stem.
Avoid the sprouts with yellow color or with black spots. Smaller Brussel sprouts are sweeter than larger ones.
Do I need to wash Brussels sprouts before roasting?
Brussels sprouts are not specifically dirty vegetable. But there is a possibility of any dust or sediment hover to the bottom. So it is better to trim the ends and rinse them in a large bowl. Wash them with cold water.
How do you cut Brussels sprouts for roasting?
Brussel sprouts look like mini cabbages. For roasting it, you have to cut the stem end. Remove the discolored leaves. Slice it vertically and halve them. If they are too large, cut them in the quarter. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside after roasting them which is the perfect texture you will have to get.
How to store Brussels sprouts?
If you want to store uncooked Brussels sprout, transfer into a colander and make it dry thoroughly. Place them in a resealable bag and keep in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. They are fine up to a week in a refrigerator.
Video: Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Hungry? Here’s the delicious recipe of roasted Brussels sprouts.
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