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Brussels sprouts with goat cheese and walnuts

November 13, 2018 | Heather Shannon
Brussels sprouts with goat cheese and walnuts

If you’re craving a decadent side for the holiday meal that’s also good for you, look no further.

Brussels sprouts are loaded with potassium, which plays a crucial role in blood clotting and bone health, says Katie Rankell, director of the UCI Health Weight Management Program.

They’re also chock-full of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system. That’s no small thing during cold and flu season.

Goat cheese adds rich flavor with less fat than cheeses made with cow’s milk. Walnuts create some crunch and cholesterol-lowering benefits.

Brussels sprouts with goat cheese and walnuts

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  • 1½ pounds brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 4 ounces goat cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cut sprouts in half and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then toss with salt and pepper.

Roast for 10 minutes, then toss. Roast for another 5-10 minutes, until golden and tender.

Place in a serving dish and top with walnuts and goat cheese.


  • Calories 207
  • Fat 14.9 grams
  • Carbohydrates 11.3 grams
  • Protein 10.9 grams
  • Fiber 4.6 grams

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