This Balsamic Brussel Sprouts recipe is easy to make by oven roasting Brussel sprouts until they are crispy and then coating them with a glaze of balsamic vinegar and honey.
This roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe is a favorite side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and we often take it to dinner parties as well. Consider adding it and one or more of these sides to your holiday table: Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Prosciutto, Easy Roasted Bombay Potatoes, Greek Gigantes and these Healthy Patatas Bravas.
We love these roasted Brussel Sprouts with balsamic glaze as a side dish because they are so delicious! While these are great for holiday meals, they are great any day of the year.
Why should you make this recipe? Well, let me give you four reasons!
- This oven roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe is absolutely delicious.
- It is so easy to make.
- It does not take much time, which we all love when cooking for the holidays, a party or any evening dinner.
- You only need a few pantry staples along with fresh Brussel Sprouts.
So, don’t wait, get cooking!
How to Roast Brussel Sprouts
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts, see the recipe card at the end.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
To prepare the Brussel Sprouts, cut the stem and either half or quarter the sprouts based on their size so that they are in bite-sized pieces and about the same size. Throw away any dirty leaves or any leaves that fall off when trimming the stem.
Once the Brussel Sprouts are cut, place them on the baking sheet and add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and toss them until everything is combined.
Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until tender and cooked to your liking.
While the Brussel Sprouts are cooking, prepare your balsamic glaze in a bowl by combining the balsamic vinegar and honey and stir together so it combines.
After you remove the Brussel Sprouts from the oven coat them evenly with the glaze.
Serve and enjoy these honey balsamic Brussel Sprouts!
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts Recipe Variations
If you want to add bacon and make this a balsamic bacon Brussel Sprouts recipe, then do it! Use 10 oz. of bacon and cut it into ½ inch strips. Cook over medium heat in a pan until it is crispy, then use a slotted spoon to move the bacon to a paper towel covered plate. After the Brussel Sprouts are cooked add the bacon with the balsamic glaze and mix well.
You can also add onion to this recipe along with the bacon or without the bacon. Use ½ of a white or sweet yellow onion and dice it. While the Brussel Sprouts are cooking, use 1 additional Tablespoon of olive oil to cook the onion in a pan over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. If you are adding the bacon and the onion, then for a little more flavor, use 1 Tablespoon of the left over bacon grease to cook the onion in instead of the olive oil. After the Brussel Sprouts are cooked, add the cooked onion with the balsamic glaze and mix well.
Sliced Almonds on Top
If you like, you can also add regular or toasted sliced almonds on top as a nice garnish. Use as much as you like.
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts Recipe Tips
DO NOT USE FROZEN Brussel Sprouts as they will be a wet mess that won’t crisp up in the oven. Fresh Brussel Sprouts is a must for this recipe!
SAME SIZE: Get the Brussel Sprouts to be the same size. That means cutting the smaller sprouts in half and cutting the larger ones into quarters so that they will all cook evenly.
FOR EXTRA CRISPINESS place the Brussel Sprouts flat side down on the baking sheet before putting them in the oven.
FOR GLUTEN FREE Brussel Sprouts, make sure that you use gluten-free balsamic vinegar.
Storing and Reheating Info
Assuming that you have any of these beauties left over, then STORE THEM in an air tight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
REHEAT in the oven by placing the Brussel Sprouts on a lightly oiled, aluminum foil lined baking sheet, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for about 5 minutes until they are heated throughout. The oven is preferred over the microwave to keep them crisp.
Balsamic Brussel Sprouts Recipe
- 2 lbs. Brussel Sprouts
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- To prepare the Brussel Sprouts cut the stem and either half or quarter the sprouts based on their size so that they are in bite-sized pieces and about the same size.
- Once the Brussel Sprouts are cut, place them on the baking sheet and add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and toss them until everything is combined.
- Place the baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until tender and cooked to your liking.
- While the Brussel Sprouts are cooking, prepare your balsamic glaze in a bowl by combining the balsamic vinegar and honey and stir together so it combines.
- After you remove the Brussel Sprouts from the oven coat them evenly with the glaze.
- Serve and enjoy!