Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until perfectly crisp and caramelized, then drizzled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey just before serving.  A quick, easy and healthy side dish perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until perfectly crisp and caramelized, then drizzled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey just before serving.  A quick, easy and healthy side dish perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!

These oven roasted Brussels sprouts are super easy to prepare and make a terrific side dish alongside roast chicken, roast turkey, steak, or as part of a vegetarian dinner. Bonus: leftovers are delicious added to salads!

When they are cooked perfectly, sprouts are lightly charred and crisp on the outside and tender in the center. Also, roasting brings out their natural sweetness and nutty flavor.

Start off by tossing the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are evenly coated. Then spread them on a single layer, cut side down, and roast them for 20 minutes or until caramelized. Finish them off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and honey.

bag of fresh Brussels sprouts

Tips to Make Perfect Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts:

  • Brussels sprouts – buy sprouts with tight, compact, vibrant green leaves. Any signs of yellowing mean they are most likely past their prime.
  • Size – make sure they are all about the same size to ensure even cooking. If you have some very large brussels sprouts, cut them into quarters.
  • Oven temperature – High heat is essential to bring out the natural sugar in the vegetables and create a caramelized and crispy texture.
  • Baking sheet – spread the Brussels sprouts on a single layer. If they’re too crowded on the tray, they’ll steam instead of roast. You may need to use multiple baking sheets.
  • Flip them – before putting the sprouts in the oven, place them cut-side down.
  • Don’t throw the leaves that fall off – When you cut them in half, some of the outer leaves will come loose. Roast them with the Brussels sprouts; they will get extra charred and crispy, like chips.
  • Be careful! – Keep an eye towards the end of the baking time, as the cooking time will vary based on the size of your sprouts.

Oven Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts- lightly charred and crisp on the outside and tender in the center.

Feel free to add extra flavoring to kick things up a notch. Topping suggestions: bacon, fresh herbs, toasted hazelnuts or pecans, dried cranberries, fresh pomegranate arils, a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, a few drops of hot chili oil, parmesan cheese, crumbled feta cheese.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and gently reheat them in the oven.

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Looking for more Brussels sprouts recipes? Check out my Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and Chopped Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad with Walnut Dressing

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are the perfect holiday side dish!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until perfectly crisp and caramelized, then drizzled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey just before serving.  A quick, easy and healthy side dish perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!
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Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Author: as easy as Apple Pie
Course: Side Dish
Servings:4

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until perfectly crisp and caramelized, then drizzled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey just before serving. 

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs (680 grams) Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

  2. Place the Brussels sprouts in the center of the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, then gently mix until the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated.

    Spread them into a single layer on the baking sheet, and flip them cut-sides down.

  3. Roast them for 20 minutes, or until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.

  4. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar and honey.

    Place the cooked Brussels sprouts in a bowl, drizzle them with the balsamic/honey mixture and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning with kosher salt, if necessary.

    Serve immediately.

Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and gently reheat them in the oven. 

Make it vegan: replace honey with maple syrup

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (1portion) — Calories: 163, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 236mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 6g

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3 comments on “Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts”

  1. That crispiness. It’s PERFECTION. I mean seriously, how can you beat brussels like these!?!?

  2. I love your recipes!

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