Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Lemon


This Brussels sprouts pasta features roasted Brussels sprouts for a boost of flavor. The char of the sprouts is balanced by lemon juice for a bright, healthy pasta dish. If you can't find whole-wheat fusilli, regular fusilli is an easy substitution.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Lemon
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced lengthwise

  • 1 large Meyer or regular lemon, halved and seeded

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 12 ounces whole-wheat fusilli pasta

  • cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • Torn fresh basil leaves for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine Brussels sprouts, lemon halves, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl; toss to coat well. Spread in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the Brussels sprouts are charred in spots and the lemons have softened, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Add the Brussels sprouts to the pasta. Squeeze the juice of the lemons over the pasta mixture; transfer the lemons to a cutting board. Finely chop the peel, pith and fruit of the lemons.

  4. Add the chopped lemon, cheese and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil to the pasta; stir to combine. Divide the pasta evenly among 6 bowls and top with fresh basil, if desired.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
15g Fat
49g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 539IU 11%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Potassium 500mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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