One of the best ways to consume Brussel sprouts is right after they’ve been roasted. Crispy, caramelized, slightly singed — perfection in a dish.
But what if you have leftovers?
Have no fear – you can reheat your Brussel sprouts to get them back to that crispy goodness! Thank goodness it’s easy to reheat food.
The best way to reheat Brussel sprouts is in your oven, or to sautee them in a pan.
Let’s get into it.
The Best Method to Reheat Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Roasted Brussel sprouts are best when served at warm or room temperature. Too hot and you’ll miss the flavor. Too cold and you’ll just feel sad eating them.
These methods ensure you get the perfect temperature for your reheated roasted Brussel sprouts, every time.
The Oven Method
If you roasted your Brussel sprouts in the oven the first time around, you’re already familiar with this method. The one major difference? Your temperature will be lower than when you initially roasted your sprouts.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You shouldn’t make your oven any hotter – you don’t want your roasted Brussel sprouts to burn!
- Spread your roasted Brussel sprouts across a baking sheet. To prevent sticking, spray your baking sheet with non-stick spray, or lay a piece of parchment paper on top before you spread your Brussel sprouts.
- Make sure your Brussels are spread evenly across the sheet, in a single layer.
- Heat your leftover roasted Brussel sprouts in the oven for 10-12 minutes. If you find your roasted Brussel sprouts aren’t as crispy as you would like, leave them in for up to 15 minutes.
Alternate Oven Method
If you don’t have the 20 minutes it takes to reheat your roasted Brussel sprouts in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, you can put them on a baking sheet for 10 minutes in your oven, with the broiler setting on low.
The Sautee Method
The best alternative to using an oven to reheat roasted Brussel sprouts, sauteeing is quick and easy, with minimal cleanup.
- Heat a little bit of butter or olive oil in your skillet over medium heat. Test the heat by flinging drops of water into the butter/oil. If it pops, your skillet is hot enough.
- Drop your leftover roasted Brussel sprouts in the pan. You may have to split up your roasted Brussel sprouts into batches if you have a lot you’re looking to heat up. Too many in the pan will cause your Brussel sprouts to steam and become mushy.
- Stir your roasted Brussel sprouts frequently, and heat for 5-10 minutes, or until they have reached your desired temperature.
You can reheat roasted Brussel sprouts safely a few times, however for best results, you should only reheat your roasted Brussel sprouts once after cooking. This will ensure that their texture does not become too tough or chewy.
For extra flavor, toss your reheated roasted Brussel sprouts in a little bit of balsamic vinegar or sprinkle with Kosher salt and a little lemon juice to brighten the flavor. Happy eating!