Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until 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!
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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 crispy on the outside and tender in the center. Also, roasting brings out their natural sweetness and nutty flavor.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Ingredients
To make this simple recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients:
- Fresh Brussels sprouts – choose sprouts with tight, compact, vibrant green leaves. Any signs of yellowing mean they are most likely past their prime.
- Olive oil – or your preferred cooking oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt & freshly cracked black pepper
How to roast Brussels sprouts
Start off by tossing the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper until they are evenly coated.
Then spread the sprouts 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, and serve!
Tips for making the best roasted Brussels sprouts:
- Size – make sure they are all about the same size to ensure even cooking. If you have 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.
- Don’t line your baking sheet – veggies have a much better chance of crisping up without parchment paper
- Avoid overcrowding – 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.
Feel free to add extra flavoring to kick things up a notch. Topping suggestions:
- Fresh herbs: chopped rosemary, sage, cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme, or oregano
- Nuts: toasted hazelnuts, pecans, chopped almonds, or pine nuts
- Fruits: dried cranberries or fresh pomegranate arils
- Add some heat with a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or a few drops of hot chili oil
- Cheese: grated parmesan, crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese
To store: place cooked Brussels sprouts in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To reheat: rewarm them in the oven at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F) or in the microwave until heated through.
Make-ahead: these are best served fresh and warm, and I do not recommend making them in advance. However, you can trim and halve the sprouts ahead of time and store them in a sealed bag in the fridge.
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MORE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
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
Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven until perfectly crisp and caramelized, then drizzled with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey just before serving.
- 1 1/2 lbs (680 grams) Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon honey
Preheat the oven to 205 degrees C (400 degrees F).
Place the Brussels sprouts on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
Arrange the sprouts in an even layer cut-sides down.
Roast, stirring halfway through, until golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes.
In a small bowl whisk together the balsamic vinegar with honey.
Place the cooked Brussels sprouts in a bowl, drizzle with the balsamic/honey mixture and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Storage - leftovers will keep for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Reheat in the oven at 180°C/350°F for 5 minutes until heated through.
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