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Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Maple balsamic roasted brussel sprouts recipe – a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Brussel sprouts have never been my favourite vegetable.  Never really liked them at all if I’m perfectly honest.

What is the best way to cook brussel sprouts?

Last year I discovered the wonder of roasted brussels sprouts when I made these honey garlic roasted brussel sprouts and haven’t looked back since.

My husband thinks that steaming brussel sprouts with butter is the best way to cook them. I’m firmly in the camp that believes roasting brussels sprouts is the only way to go.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

I still don’t particularly love them though. My 7 year old son was requesting that I make brussel sprouts so I finally made them again.  Of all things.

Forced into making brussel sprouts because my kid wanted them for supper.  Every parents dream right?

I think he was so intent on having them again because his dad told him they would make him strong so he could skate faster at hockey.  I think we’ll have to start saying that about every. single. food. that he doesn’t want to try now because he was excited that there were roasted brussels sprouts for supper.  Excited.  My seven year old.

If that doesn’t prove that this is a winning recipe, I don’t know what does.

I loved the maple balsamic flavour on these brussel sprouts. I actually kept grabbing them from the dish while taking photos, they were so good.  My husband thought they were too sweet, but he likes his brussels sprouts plain so that wasn’t too surprising.  My son and I loved them though!  So if you like a little sweetness with your side dishes, I’m sure you will love this one.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Are brussel sprouts just small cabbages?

I call them mini cabbages when talking about them to my kids – because you can pretend you’re a giant when you eat them.  Have to make vegetables fun somehow, right?

But if you’re curious, they’re not actually small cabbages, just part of the same family. With cabbages you eat the whole head of the vegetables that grows out of the ground, but brussels sprouts are buds that grow along a thick stalk.

Can you eat the whole brussel sprout?

Brussels sprouts keep for a couple weeks in the fridge. Smaller sprouts are usually a bit sweeter then the larger ones so look for smaller ones if you don’t like the bitter taste they can have.

You can eat the whole sprout, just trim the dry part at the base of the sprout and pull off any loose outer leaves.

How to make perfect Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts:

  • Make sure to spread the brussels sprouts out on your baking sheet.  If they’re close together and piled on top of each other you will end up steaming them more then roasting them.  To get the crispy edges, they need a bit of space around them.
  • These maple balsamic roasted brussels sprouts are fairly sweet. If you don’t want them to be that sweet you could decrease the maple balsamic mixture to half the amount called for, for a less sweet version.
  • Here are a few more great side dishes for you: Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheddar and BroccoliMashed Carrots and Turnips, and Roasted Rosemary Potatoes.
Yield: serves 6

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple balsamic roasted brussel sprouts recipe – a quick and easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (907 g) brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, garlic and salt.
  3. Add the trimmed brussels sprouts and toss lightly until they are well coated.
  4. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, tossing halfway, until tender.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Drizzle this over the roasted brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
  7. Roast for another 5 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1/6 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g

Nutrition Information is estimated based on ingredients used and may not be exact.

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CategoriesSide Dish
  1. Marg says:

    I made this recipe last thanksgiving and had rave reviews, there weren’t any left to use for leftovers. Planning to make them again this year, I know they will be a hit.

    1. stacey says:

      Hi Katie, I haven’t heard from anyone yet that has tried it – but I did get some feedback for the honey garlic roasted brussels here and on Facebook about how good they were. These maple balsamic ones are an adaptation of that recipe. If you do decide to try either of them out I would love to hear how you liked them – as would others I’m sure! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I definitely had to “grow into” loving Brussels sprouts, and I definitely do! Your version sounds so good – I’ve never seen them with maple syrup. Nice!! I’m glad they’ll be around a while – look forward to trying these!

    1. stacey says:

      You never know! I still wouldn’t have them as a first choice, but I can get behind a roasted version with a little sweetness at least! 🙂

  3. Roberta says:

    Hey Stacey!
    As much as our family really enjoys Brussel Sprouts with Bernaise Sauce, we also enjoy them just a teeny bit on the crunchy side too. We’re trying to get away from so much butter in our diet, and this looks like a much better alternative for us, as well as looking awfully tasty! Can’t wait to try them … maybe for our Christmas dinner this year!

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