Honey-Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Honey-glazed roasted Brussels sprouts offer a delightful combination of flavors and textures that make them a standout dish. The honey glaze provides a perfect sweet contrast to the naturally bitter taste of Brussels sprouts, creating a balanced and complex flavor profile.

When roasted, the honey caramelizes, forming a delicious exterior that adds depth to each bite. The cooking process also results in a satisfying texture, with crispy outer leaves and tender insides.

Beyond taste, this dish boasts significant nutritional value, as Brussels sprouts are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while the honey adds a touch of natural sweetness. The aroma that fills the kitchen as these vegetables roast is incredibly appealing, often enticing even those who might typically shy away from Brussels sprouts.

Their versatility as a side dish or a vegetarian main course further adds to their appeal, making honey-glazed roasted Brussels sprouts a favorite for many food enthusiasts.


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts (1 pound (lb) is equal to approximately 453.59 grams (g). So, for the roasted Brussels sprouts recipe, you would need about 454 grams of Brussels sprouts.)
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • Optional: 1-2 cloves garlic, minced; 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar; grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Prepare Brussels Sprouts:

Fresh Brussels Sprout
  • Wash the Brussels sprouts thoroughly.
  • Trim the ends and remove any yellow or damaged outer leaves.
  • Cut the Brussels sprouts in half lengthwise.

Season Brussels Sprouts:

  • Place the Brussels sprouts in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and honey, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • If using, add the minced garlic and toss to combine.

Arrange on Baking Sheet:

  • Spread the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a baking sheet or aluminium foil. Make sure they are not overcrowded to allow even roasting.


  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • The Brussels sprouts should be golden brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Optional Additions:

  • If desired, drizzle with balsamic vinegar during the last 5 minutes of roasting.
  • For an extra touch, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese just before serving.


  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious roasted Brussels sprouts!

The caramelized honey glaze enhances the natural taste of the Brussels sprouts, making them a standout side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Feel free to customize the seasoning to your taste, such as adding red pepper flakes for a bit of heat or a squeeze of lemon juice for some brightness.

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