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Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts mix sweet and savory tastes well. Roasting them makes them crispy and gives them a sweet layer. Adding balsamic vinegar and honey boosts their flavors. This dish is easy to make and healthy, perfect for any meal.

Choose firm, green, and equal-sized sprouts for the best outcome. Roasting them in the oven makes them crispy. It also makes their natural sweetness pop, which is a nice contrast with the balsamic glaze. It’s a favorite, even with picky eaters, and stands out at any meal, big or small.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Start with the right ingredients for Balsamic Glazed Brussels sprouts. You’ll need the following:

  • 1½ pounds of fresh Brussels sprouts, with stems and ragged leaves removed
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Gather these for the glaze:

  • ¼ cup of high-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

If you don’t have honey, use maple syrup or brown sugar for sweetness. Avocado oil is good instead of olive oil if needed.

Choose bigger fresh Brussels sprouts for better browning and sweetness. Make sure all foods are gluten-free if needed.

The right ingredients make your Balsamic Glazed Brussels sprouts tasty and impressive.


Ready to make delicious homemade Brussels sprouts? First, preheat your oven to 425°F. Let’s begin with an easy recipe for great taste every time.

Start by lining a baking sheet. Use foil or a silicone mat for easy cleaning. Then, get the Brussels sprouts ready. Cut off their ends, remove bad leaves, and slice longways.

  1. On the prepared baking sheet, mix Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them well to cook them evenly.
  2. Put them in the oven to roast. They should be soft and brown in 20-25 minutes. Don’t forget to stir them once for even cooking.
  3. If you want, you can make balsamic reduction while waiting for the sprouts to cook. It gives them a yummy flavor.
  4. Once they’re out of the oven, mix them with more olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey. Add seasoning as you like, and enjoy!

This recipe is great for frozen Brussels sprouts too. Just make sure they thaw completely and are dry before roasting. Now, you’re set to make and enjoy these crispy roasted Brussels sprouts!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

To keep Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts tasting great, serve them warm. They should be served soon after cooking or at room temperature.

If preparing ahead of time, don’t add nuts or glaze yet. Wait until you’re about to eat. This keeps the dish looking and tasting better.

When it comes to storing cooked Brussels sprouts, keep them in the fridge in a sealed container. They will be good for up to 5 days. To reheat Brussels sprouts without losing their crisp, use the oven. Place them on a sheet and warm at 375°F.

To make the dish even tastier, try a good aged Balsamic vinegar. You won’t have to cook it down. Also, remember to not put too many sprouts on one sheet. And use parchment paper for easy cleanup.

These tasty sprouts go well with many dishes. They’re great with vegetarian meals or traditional turkey. They make any meal better.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts are a great start for many dishes. You can add toasted pine nuts for crunch. Or, sprinkle candied pecans for a sweet twist. If you need a vegan option, try maple syrup or agave in the glaze. These tweaks will wow everyone.

Adding roasted fall veggies like butternut squash or carrots is a smart move. It makes the dish colorful and tasty. Plus, it’s perfect for any meal, whether it’s a holiday feast or a simple dinner.

There are many ways to serve these sprouts. Toss them in a salad with cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Or, use them as a topping for main dishes. They even shine on their own. No matter the occasion, they’ll bring joy to your table.

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