Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey

5 stars based on 25 votes


These brussels sprouts are roasted in a high temperature oven until golden brown and crisp, then tossed with a touch of balsamic vinegar and honey. Make extra — they’re as addictive as french fries!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1-1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved, stems and ragged outer leaves removed*
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a large bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. Transfer the brussels sprouts to baking sheet and roast, stirring occasionally to ensure even browning, until tender and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. Place brussels sprouts back in bowl. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve.
  4. *If you have some brussels sprouts that are very large, cut them into quarters. They should all be cut about the same size to ensure even cooking.

Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    I am not a real fan of brussel sprouts, but I was feeling heathy, so I found your recipe for the Roasted brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar and honey and I must say. I am glad I bought them…delicious recipe.

    - Tracey on March 27, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars


    - Tina on March 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve attempted Brussels sprouts a few times, never being overly impressed with the results. However–this time they really turned out good! I will use this recipe again for sure.

    - Janee on March 21, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Great recipe, although I think I may have improved upon it on my second go round. I added diced cooked bacon and a little bit of chopped garlic dueing the last 7 minutes of cooking, then proceeded with the recipe as written.

    - Miriam on March 17, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    Part of my weekly routine is to walk to the local grocery store, pick up some sales produce and then come home and cook them in new and interesting ways. This week had brussels sprouts on sale and I opted to use the Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey recipe. On the first try it came out phenomenal. Even with never having cooked brussels sprouts before the recipe was simple and clear and took only a short time to prepare serving three. I would definitely recomend this recipe for anyone looking for a simple healthy dish for your day.

    (On a note, I’m considering substituting the last Tbsp of olive oil for walnut oil for a little extra bit of nuttiness and nutrition. I might even consider some shaved almonds to be mixed in to give the recipe some variety to keep it fresh and interesting.)

    - William Heath on March 17, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Soooooo good! Love this Brussels sprouts recipe. I am usually not very big on Brussels Sprouts (I have tried making them other ways before and hadn’t like them), but they were my favorite part of the meal with this recipe. I can’t wait to make them again for more family and friends to try too. Thank you!

    - Julie on March 16, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    Roasting brussel sprouts is a refreshing change from steaming. I recommend adding pine nuts to heighten the experience.

    - patti on March 13, 2015 Reply
  • awesome recipe the family loved the sprouts

    - Muriel on March 10, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I chose this recipe over Ina Garten’s and am so glad I did. I look forward to enjoying these brussel sprouts on my lunchtime salads this week!

    - Deb on March 8, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars

      I did the same, the sweet and sour flavor take the veggie to a different level, so tasty, I ate all them all in one meal, a great way to eat this nutritious veggie ….thank you!!!

      - starferry on March 15, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Yummy will make this again

    - ross on March 1, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    It was delish!!! My husband, 2nd grader and 1st grader ate it up!!!

    - Tanya on February 23, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Yum, yum, yum!!!! I really enjoyed these! Thank you!

    - Marisa oste on February 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I just made these tonight, and they are phenomenal! This recipe is definitely going in my permanent file; thank you so much for sharing it!

    - Nicole on February 16, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I tried this yesterday for some company and they were a big hit. FYI I had do the oven part ahead of time and then added the balsamic and honey before serving and while they weren’t crispy they were delicious. Tonight I ate them cold and they were equally great! Thanks.

    - melanie on February 10, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is an amazing recipe. My husband & his best friend were fighting over seconds!

    - Blaine on February 2, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Super easy recipe! I ran out of Balsamic vinegar so I used 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half tablespoon of sugar. I also used New Zealand’s Manuka honey instead and man, did they taste good! Thanks Jenn :)

    - Sam on January 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Just made these. Super quick and simple – and delicious! ate some hot, but also excited to keep some cold for work lunch salads.

    - Anna on January 10, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made these last night as a ‘test run’ using 3 lbs family pack of brussel sprouts. My husband and I finished almost all of them in one sitting! I followed the advice of another reviewer and added a touch more balsamic vinegar. These were very good & easy – so they will become part of our standard side dishes.

    - Linda on January 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wonderful recipe. Followed instructions to a tee and everything turned out perfect. Brussel sprouts were caramelized to a golden brown on the outside, and balsamic vinegar and honey gave a nice touch. Sweet and salty. No need to augment recipe.

    - Ksoo on January 4, 2015 Reply
  • I made this last night and was disappointed. I was looking for more “zip.” Can you recommend some seasonings to get it a lift?

    - Margaret Hagerman on December 28, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Margaret, Sorry you found it a little bland…I would add more vinegar for a little zip. You could also add a little garlic.

      - Jenn on December 28, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe was perfect! I made it with Jamaican Oxtails and Jambalaya. My kids enjoyed them too!

    - India on December 26, 2014 Reply
  • I want to take this dish to a dinner and wonder how they keep if you make them just before you go to the dinner. They would sit about 1 1/2 hrs

    - Debbie on December 24, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Debbie, They will be fine; just reheat in a 350 degree oven before serving.

      - Jenn on December 24, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I bought brussel sprouts knowing at least that I wanted to roast them in the oven but wanted to make it delicious. So I searched and found this wonderful recipe at Once Upon a Chef. So I tried it this evening. It was the rave of tonight’s meal! I used Star Thistle honey which gave it a slightly sweet taste, but not too much. It is a definite side dish winner. I’m definitely making this recipe again and again!

    - Susan on December 8, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    These were amazing, and faster than most brussel sprout recipes! They were not overly balsamic tasting, nor too sweet. Just the perfect balance! I added a little extra salt and a squeeze of lemon and it was gone within minutes!! A new favorite!

    - Jamie on December 3, 2014 Reply
  • What would you recommend serving with these? Chicken or Steak? Or any other suggestions?

    - Megan Brynn on November 17, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Megan, Either one; they go with just about everything!

      - Jenn on November 17, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    These are amazing! I started a grain-free, low carb, low sugar, diet about two months ago. (So far I’ve lost 20 lbs I could never lose before!) I miss bread and pasta and sweet treats, but have gotten over them. I have to tell you that the first taste sensation I received when I popped the first lil sprout into my mouth was that of a donut hole! Weird, I know, but; nonetheless, true! What a delightful surprise for this ex-donut eater! They are yummy!

    - GG on August 22, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    These were amazing! I don’t like brussels sprouts that much, but these were addicting. I added a 1/4 tsp brown sugar at the end because the balsamic vinegar was a little bit too strong, but my whole family loves these and I can’t wait to make them again. The simplicity is a huge plus as well. The only problem? I didn’t make enough :)

    - Alex on July 28, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Loved these! I had never had brussels sprouts growing up, but on my quest for healthier food for my family, I gave these a try. I used a sugar free honey and during the last 5-10 minutes, I added fresh minced garlic to the pan. After I was finished cooking, I transfered them from the pan to a serving dish and topped them with fresh grated parmesan cheese, and covered them for a few minutes to let the cheese “melt”. I definitely will be on the lookout for more fresh brussels sprouts so I can make these again!

    - Paco Rich on July 4, 2014 Reply
  • I couldn’t’t find fresh Brussels sprouts , so I thawed the frozen ones,and everyone loved them,a granddaughters said she doesn’t’t like Brussels sprouts,but tried these and loved them.

    - Lynneth Hommer on February 5, 2014 Reply
  • Great recipe! Hubby and I love brussel sprouts, but kids tend to ‘dislike before even trying’. I did not have honey on hand so I used a little bit of brown sugar. Recipe was a huge success! One note, if using a convection oven reduce temperature by 10 degrees and cooking time by 5 minutes.

    - Ellen on November 24, 2013 Reply
  • Jenn, These brussel sprouts were great. Didn’t know how they’d go over with the family, but they were gone. Great recipe for a healthy side dish — Thanks.

    - Marsha on November 23, 2013 Reply
  • I’ll toss in toasted pine nuts ot pecans at end (can find at Trader Joes or toast yourself). Maybe test a good meyer lemon olive oil to give it another twist. Could be really yumm(l)y.

    - Janne on July 21, 2013 Reply
  • WOW!!! best I’ve ever had and I made them myself! Unbelievable recipe. I did deviate on the amounts of honey and balsamic but the bitter sweet was just perfect. OMG people you have to make this!

    - fausto412 on July 8, 2013 Reply
  • I have a recipe that only uses olive oil, pine nuts, garlic cloves, fresh or dried rosemary and just a pinch of salt, given to me by a workout website I follow. I am all about eating healthy and this recipe is simple and the best I’ve tasted so far! I am not a huge fan of brussels sprouts but eating clean is all about experimenting with new recipes so I gave them a try. Will have to try this one and tweak it a bit, but def. will try as well!

    - Sylvia on April 30, 2013 Reply
  • I adde a tablespoon of fresh thyme. yum. !!

    - Dawn Bronson on March 22, 2013 Reply
  • I make this dish at least once a week, and at every family holiday. If I don’t have honey, I substitute brown sugar. I eat the leftovers cold for lunch the next day!

    - Donna on March 10, 2013 Reply
  • This is the vegetable recipe I would make for myself and eat for dinner! No worries, trying those carrots this week!

    - Karen on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • The roasted Brussels sprouts were absolutely perfection. We make them all the time. My kids eat them like candy.

    - Toni on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • I didn’t add any honey to my recipe, but I think these turned out great. I had a bear of a time getting the outer shells to stop falling off and therefore charred a few of those, but otherwise they were delicious.

    I’m not sure I created a total convert in my husband, but nonetheless, he ate them and seemed content.

    I don’t think it really needs the honey, so I’ll continue to leave it out. I quite like the bitterness of the balsamic and even added a bit of white balsamic. I served this with pasta.

    - Brandy on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • My husband and I are huge fans of brussel sprouts, but we’d not had them roasted before. I followed this recipe and they were AMAZING! We were so excited to find a new way to enjoy them! Thanks so much! :)

    - Rachel on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • if you think you don’t like brussel sprouts you haven’t tried them like this, delicious

    - Mary Thompson on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • I did not grow up a brussels sprouts fan, and therefore haven’t generally enjoyed eating them…until I tried this recipe. I’m definitely converted now! My one-year-old son and my husbsand both love them too! Thanks for the simple and super recipe!

    - Melissa on December 11, 2012 Reply
  • FINALLY tried these last week and they were amazing! I just noticed an idea that includes a maple drizzle at the end that I intend to try next time.

    - Bonnie on October 2, 2012 Reply
  • Brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable and this recipe adds another dimension. Really tasty and delicious.

    - Tina W on October 1, 2012 Reply
  • I just made this recipe tonight, and it was delicious! I omitted the honey and salt because of dietary restrictions, and it was still great. Glad I found this website.

    - Karen on August 29, 2012 Reply
  • I always said I hated Brussels sprouts and my husband loves them…I compromised and made them with this recipe and we both loved them!! Will be making again!!

    - Haratsay on August 27, 2012 Reply
  • My 6-year-old son and I LOVED this!!! We served with a nice grilled steak!!!

    - erica on June 27, 2012 Reply
  • except for the honey, this is how i make brussel sprouts. cant wait to try with honey.

    - cap on June 24, 2012 Reply
  • these are soo yummy and I love brussel sprouts

    - Rachel Munyon on June 23, 2012 Reply
  • Amazing! Honey And balsalmic are two of my favs, along w my strange obsession with Brussel sprouts
    Thanks for this fab and original idea! !

    - Meg on June 21, 2012 Reply
  • I never liked sprouts and then I tried this recipe and now I make them often! I tried them sans honey and vinegar, in the skillet using evoo instead with garlic, fresh ground pepper and a tablespoon of butter – great. Also, a splash of chicken broth made them pop.

    - jenee williams on June 20, 2012 Reply
  • loved these, i always roast my sprouts but have never thought to add honey

    - Mary Thompson on June 20, 2012 Reply
  • Made these tonight! I had some cauliflower left so I threw it in with the sprouts. Turned out wonderful!

    - Tina on June 10, 2012 Reply
  • I can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much for using natural source for sugar. I’m obsessed with avoiding processed sugar.

    - Martha on May 21, 2012 Reply
  • This is so amazing and delicious! Wonderful for summer faire eating as well as fall and winter. I have tried the same dressing (and roasting) for cabbage wedges… oh yesss!

    - Elizabeth C. in Kansas on May 19, 2012 Reply
  • My go-to recipe for brussels sprouts!

    - Michelle on May 18, 2012 Reply
  • Finally a good recipe to get my family to eat Brussels sprouts

    - Carolyn on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • these were great! gobbled up by my kids as well.

    - kat on March 24, 2012 Reply
  • I thought I’d tried brussel sprouts every way until I tried this one. It’s now on my permanent holiday list. So good and so easy!

    - Meghan Finley on March 4, 2012 Reply
  • This recipe converted my husband into a brussel sprout eater. My kids love them too – there is often a battle at the table for the last brussel sprout.

    - carmen on March 4, 2012 Reply
  • I loved these!!! Hubby will NOT eat these so I always felt guilty having them for dinner dish. Now I can make these and eat them all by myself. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

    - cindi on March 2, 2012 Reply
  • Add me to the group traumatized by Brussels spouts in childhood, but this recipe is tempting me to give them another chance!

    - Amy Flick on March 2, 2012 Reply
  • My 8 year old loved these! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    - Lisa on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • I’ve never liked Brussels sprouts and that is due to me trying to roast them. They are so easy to make and when seasoned to your taste are great tasting and now part of my regular diet.

    - Mike on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • These are so yummy!!!

    - Megan on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • I never liked brussels sprouts until I had these. I make them all the time, and my family loves them!

    - Rose on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Love these! Glad my husband pressured me to give brussel sprouts another try! Thanks for another great recipe!

    - Laura on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • These are wonderfully simple and delicious!

    - Cindy L on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Anxious to try these. I’ve discovered I like brussel sprouts roasted much better than steamed! So much better!!!!

    - Jan on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • I have made this recipe repeatedly, just for myself. I have gone from a Brussels sprouts hater to a lover with this recipe which first brings out all the wonderful flavor by roasting, and then, taking it over the top by combining the finished product with balsamic vinegar and honey. I sadly eat this like it is candy, and have to force myself to save some for leftovers. Thank you so much.

    - Karen on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • These alone are great, but they’re fabulous to throw in salads or even top a pizza with! I make a double batch and use them throughout the week.

    - Christen G. on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Brussels Sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. My mother-in-law hates them so I’m not allowed to bring them to Thanksgiving dinner which breaks my heart! I always make my own sprouts to treat myself when we return home from the festivities. It’s not a proper holiday without Brussels Sprouts. I will definitely add your version to my recipe box.

    - Terri on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • I am a huge fan of Brussels Sprouts and love to try new ways of preparation. I have used this recipe and the results were delicious! As a twist, I left the sprouts on the stalk (just trimming the ones on the bottom off so the stalk would lie flat on my pan) and roasted. Easy and delicious, too!

    - Donna Hudson on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Made this with dinner and it was fantastic! It was just a perfect balance of everything. Crispy, sweet, and tangy. My husband gobbled it up!

    - Elaina on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • This is my go-to recipe for brussels sprouts! I couldn’t stand them before, and now all 5 of my kids eat them, even the 5 year old! If that isn’t a ringing endorsement of a recipe, I don’t know what is!

    - Mandy DeCola on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • This recipe inspired me to try brussels sprouts. It was quick and easy

    - Wildwhuck on February 29, 2012 Reply
  • Just finished making this! Thanks for rekindling my love of brussel sprouts :)

    - Gabby on February 4, 2012 Reply
  • Very nice! Turned out very well! I love that they are roasted and healthy! What could be better! My kids actually will eat brussels so I guess I am kind of lucky there as they like just about all veggies. :)

    - Lisa @ Fat Loss Tips on January 30, 2012 Reply
  • I made this last night for Thanksgiving, and my friend who claimed she hated Brussels sprouts LOVED it! I think the honey and balsamic vinegar really enhanced the flavor. Our guests took all the Brussels sprouts leftover, so I’m dying to make some more. When I tasted them for the first time, my eyes lit up because they were the best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks!!

    - Kim on November 24, 2011 Reply
  • Do you think these will be affected at all by warming them up in a crockpot at a potluck dinner?

    - Krystal on December 1, 2010 Reply
  • Try soaking The Brussels Sprouts in Common Pickle Brine over night until they expand and then Foil Wrap them for The Hot Coals of The Fall BBQ Grill…

    Chill as an Hors D’Oeuvres for The Thanksgiving Day Holiday served with Warm Hollandaise Sauce…

    - DR. C A Green MD on October 22, 2010 Reply
  • These were awsome! Brussel sprouts are my husbands favorite veg and he told me to put this one in the recipe box so I could fix it again for him. Thanks

    - Paula Bankester on December 9, 2009 Reply
  • I made these for my family last night and they were a huge hit! There wasn’t a single one left. Loved the combination of the different flavors — thanks!

    - Kelly on December 6, 2009 Reply
  • veri nice recipe. It looks like very healthy…

    - dokuzuncubulut on December 2, 2009 Reply
  • I’ll admit… I’m not a big fan of brussel sprouts, but decided to give this recipe a try. Wow, am I glad I did! It’s delicious – love the salty, sweet, tangy, nuttiness of these caramelized brussel sprouts. So much flavor! LOVE it and will continue making this. Thank you so much for sharing and turning me into a fan! :)

    - Ellen Koh on November 22, 2009 Reply
  • Wow, I love roasted brussels sprouts, but I always make them the same way, with olive oil and garlic. Thanks for a new idea to add a hint of sweetness with the honey – I can’t wait to try it out!

    Georgie Fear RD

    - Georgie Fear on November 17, 2009 Reply
  • What a delicious and a healthy way to eat brussels sprouts!! i’m loving it!

    - dhanggit on November 16, 2009 Reply
  • Do you have a great Book Club dinner menu? I love all your recipes and need some ideas for a holiday book club!

    - Louisa on November 15, 2009 Reply
  • I think I might have to give this one a whirl!!!

    - Leslie on November 13, 2009 Reply
  • What a perfect way to enjoy brussels sprouts!

    - chocolate shavings on November 13, 2009 Reply

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