Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

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It’s hard to improve on simple roasted Brussels sprouts, but a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a touch of honey bring the flavors to life.

Crispy roasted Brussels sprouts don’t need any embellishment; they are delicious as is. But I like to add a splash of balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of honey before serving to balance the bitterness of the sprouts and bring the flavors alive. Make extra — these are hard to stop eating!

What You’ll Need

ingredients for roasted Brussels sprouts

When selecting Brussels sprouts, look for firm, bright green heads with tightly packed leaves. If you have your pick between large or small Brussels sprouts, go with the larger ones. While smaller Brussels sprouts are a bit sweeter and more tender, they cook too quickly and won’t brown as nicely.

How To Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey

cutting the Brussels sprouts on cutting board

Begin by stemming and halving the Brussels sprouts. If you have some sprouts that are very large, cut them into quarters. They should all be cut about the same size to ensure even cooking.

tossing Brussels sprouts with oil, salt, and pepper on lined baking sheet

Directly on a foil-lined baking sheet, toss the halved Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons of the oil, the salt, and the pepper. Roast, stirring once halfway through, until tender and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

roasted Brussels sprouts fresh out of the oven

Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of oil, the balsamic vinegar and the honey over the roasted Brussels sprouts; toss to coat evenly.

tossing roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic and honey

Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary, then serve.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey

It’s hard to improve on simple roasted Brussels sprouts, but a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a touch of honey bring the flavors to life.

Servings: 6
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Directly on the prepared baking sheet, toss the Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons of the oil, the salt, and the pepper. Roast, stirring once halfway through, until tender and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  3. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of oil, the balsamic vinegar and the honey over the roasted Brussels sprouts. 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.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Sodium: 321mg
  • Cholesterol: 0

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Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Comments

  • I have made these 4 times in the last couple of months and they were a huge sucess. Easy to prepare and delicous to eat!

    • — Connie Baron on January 23, 2022
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  • Delicious. My husband who has hated brussels sprouts all his life (he’s 68) said he couldn’t believe I’d finally cooked them in a way that not only tasted amazing, but that he’d actually want to eat them again. Used really good balsamic (Maletti Regnani). Thank you

    • — Marsha on January 23, 2022
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  • How hot is the oven supposed to be?

    • — Patti on January 8, 2022
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    • Hi Patti, The oven should be heated to 425°F/220°C. 🙂

      • — Jenn on January 10, 2022
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  • I made this Brussel sprouts recipe today and we loved it. The finish with EVOO, balsamic, and honey elevates the flavor.

    • — Dianne on January 5, 2022
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  • Loved this recipe! I never really wanted to try brussels sprouts but my husband likes them. So I’ve spent years avoiding them. For New Year’s Eve I decided to try this recipe thinking that there was a shot I’d like it. WOW ! I loved it. I never would’ve thought I’d be someone eating brussels sprouts but it is really good recipe. I will absolutely be making it again and sharing it

    • — Peggy on January 1, 2022
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