Pac-Man Brussels Sprouts

By • October 19, 2011 • 9 Comments

Author Notes: So called because, well, look at the photo. I wish I could have uploaded a .wav file to play the music from the original arcade game to go along with it; failing that, you can just hum Weird Al Yankovich's song "Pac-Man", set to the tune of the Beatles' Tax Man. Soon to come: Space Invaders String Beans and Asteroids Artichokes.wssmom

Serves 4

  • 1 pint brussels sprouts
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed, skin left on
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using a paring knife, cut the brussels spouts in half, and then cut out the core of each. This allows the leaves to separate a bit while cooking and get nice and crispy.
  2. Toss the sprouts with a bit of olive oil, spread on a baking sheet along with the smashed garlic cloves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes or so, until nice and golden. And crispy.

Comments (9) Questions (0)


over 1 year ago wendy palmer

What a clever idea! Love it!!


over 2 years ago randomfoodie

Good way to persuade the children to eat up their greens, assuming that they know PacMan.


almost 3 years ago susan g

I read the headnote looking for the story -- how did you get on this kick? (I pictured you cutting out a blemish, holding up the sprout, saying, That looks like...) We should have locals soon to try it with. I love the simplicity.


over 2 years ago wssmom

LOL that's basically what happened Susan!


almost 3 years ago wssmom

Maybe we should do a version called Ms. Pac-Man ....... :)


almost 3 years ago Niknud

I'm totally on board with your recipe. It's exactly the same way we make it in our house. I think roasting is the best way to do brussel sprouts - love to see the husband and the older son fight over the crispy outer leaves!


almost 3 years ago wssmom

You are so right -- the Spouse is now smitten with brussels sprouts prepared this way!!


almost 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love it!!! I do wish we could have sound effects. So adorable and looking forward to more.


almost 3 years ago inpatskitchen

Simplicity at its best......and probably the only video game I know how to play!!!! (LOL)