Recipes / Jamie Oliver’s Charred Brussels

Jamie Oliver’s Charred Brussels

By The Editors

Published January 31, 2024

A really fun and delicious dish to make. I’m using Brussels sprouts, but you can use the same charring principle for any Mediterranean brassicas, like broccolini, kale, cauliflower and romanesco. — Jamie Oliver

Photo: David Loftus
Photo: David Loftus
The following may contain affiliate links for which we earn a small commission. Thank you for supporting us in this way!

Jamie Oliver shared this recipe when he joined us on Food with Mark Bittman.


Make The Recipe!

Jamie Oliver’s Charred Brussels

Prevent your screen from going dark

Makes 4 servings 1x

Time 25 minutes



  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 3/4 ounces Parmesan cheese, plus extra to serve
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 thick slices of sourdough bread


Trim and halve the Brussels, char in a large non-stick frying pan on a medium heat for 15 minutes, or until gnarly on the outside and steamy and tender on the inside, then tip onto a board. Meanwhile, finely grate most of the Parmesan and fold it through the yogurt with the lemon juice. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper, then spoon on to a serving platter.

Place the pan on a medium-high heat. Slice the bread into 1/2-inch cubes and toast with a drizzle of olive oil for 4 minutes, or until golden, finely grating over the remaining Parmesan for the last few seconds, tossing occasionally. Arrange the croutons and Brussels on top of the yoghurt, and finish with extra shavings of Parmesan and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, tossing together just before serving.

— Recipe from 5 Ingredients Mediterranean by Jamie Oliver, published by Flatiron Books © Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2024)