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on November 16, 2022
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These Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are roasted to perfection with a flavor punch that's perfectly balanced between sweet and savory.
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Looking for a delicious and nutrient-rich side dish that brings as much flavor to your plate as the main? These Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are packed with flavor and roasted to perfection.

Coming together with just 6 ingredients and in 30 minutes, these sweet and salty brussels sprouts are as easy to make as they are to eat. Plus, they require just one sheet pan, meaning you’ll have very little clean up!

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with one on a fork

As an environmental scientist, I always try to stick to seasonal eating! It’s one of the easiest (and most delicious!) ways to support local farmers and improve your carbon footprint.

Green tip: Seasonal and local foods have less associated transportation costs and fuel emissions. Check when brussels sprouts are in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Ingredients



Here’s everything you need:

  • Brussels sprouts. One stem or one package of brussels sprouts is also usually about one pound of sprouts. Fresh or frozen (thawed).
  • Olive oil. To roast the brussels sprouts in.
  • Salt & pepper. To lightly season the brussels sprouts before roasting them.
  • Maple syrup. For natural sweetness and subtle hints of caramel.
  • Balsamic Vinegar. For richness and depth of flavor. It balances out the sweetness from the maple syrup so well.
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts ingredients including maple syrup, pepper, brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt, and balsamic vinegar

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Tips and Tricks



Keeping Your Brussels Sprouts Fresh

Brussels sprouts that are still on the stalk will last longer than those that are already separated. Still, most fresh sprouts can last up to one week when stored properly. On the stalk, they can last up to two.

The best way to store them is dry in a sealed bag or airtight container in the “crisper” drawer in your refrigerator. Use a reusable storage bag for a more sustainable option.

Make sure the brussels sprouts are dry when you store them. It’s best not to rinse them until you’re ready to roast them.

Storing brussels sprouts in a reusable storage bag to keep them fresh

Prep Your Brussels Sprouts

For the best brussels sprouts, you have to trim off the rough ends. The rough end is the part of the brussels sprout right where it was taken off the stalk.

Slice the ends off first. Then, slice the brussels sprouts in half longways. Simple as that!

The brussels sprouts tips can be saved with other veggie scraps to make your own vegetable broth, or they can be composted.

Prepping brussels sprouts to make Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Add the Oil and Seasonings

Once you’ve prepped your brussels sprouts, line them up on a baking tray. For easier cleanup, you can opt to line it with aluminum foil.

Then, drizzle on your olive oil and season the sprouts with salt and pepper.

Seasoning brussels sprouts with salt before roasting

Toss It

 Use clean hands to toss the brussels sprouts in the oil and seasoning to ensure they are all evenly coated.

Then, spread the sprouts out in a single layer, ensuring they are not stacked on top of one another.

Tossing brussels sprouts in oil and seasoning to prepare for roasting

Roast them

Roast the brussels sprouts for 15 minutes until they start to get crispy. You should see some browning on them.

Green tip: Get to know your oven! Get an idea of how long it takes your oven to preheat. By not pre-heating the oven too early, you can save energy.

Add Your Maple and Balsamic

Next, pour the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar right over the brussels sprouts.

Adding balsamic vinegar to roasted brussels sprouts

Toss and Roast Again

Use kitchen tongs or two forks to toss them, again coating them evenly. Once you’ve tossed your brussels sprouts in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, put them back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

Tossing hot brussels sprouts in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar

Should You Have Leftovers

These Roasted Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They can also be frozen for up to one year.

To thaw them, transfer the brussels sprouts from the freezer to the refrigerator and let them rest there overnight.

To reheat these leftovers, bring your oven up to 350°F and roast them again as is (no need to add any extra oil or seasonings) for 8-10 minutes until heated through.

Green tip: Did you know that 50% of food waste happens in our homes? Reduce your contribution to food waste is to properly store and reheat your leftovers so you can consume them.

Serving Your Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

These brussels sprouts are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, making them a great addition to any dinner plate!

My favorite dishes to serve them with are this Pecan Crusted Halibut and Yellow Saffron Rice.

Overhead shot of Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Maple Brussels Sprouts Frequently Asked Questions



How do you trim brussels sprouts?

To trim your brussels sprouts, simple cut off the very tip on the stem side to remove the rough end. Then, slice them in half lengthwise.

Do you wash brussels sprouts?

It’s always best to wash fresh vegetables, unless that packaging specifies that they are pre-washed. To wash brussels sprouts, simply add them to a strainer or sieve and run them under cold water.

Alternatively, you can soak them in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes. This will just help to remove any dirt or dust, or if they aren’t organic, any pesticides or residual fertilizers that may be left on the brussels sprouts.

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Why You Should Make this Roasted Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts



  • They’re healthful. Nothing better than leafy green vegetables for your health.
  • The flavors are balanced.
  • They’re quick! Just about 30 minutes from start to finish!

If you’re loving these Roasted Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and want more delicious roasted vegetable recipes, check out this Roasted Asparagus and Carrots and Roasted Honey Gold Potatoes.

Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

5 from 2 votes
Marley Goldin
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These Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are roasted to perfection with a flavor punch that's perfectly balanced between sweet and savory.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  • Prep your brussels sprouts by trimming the ends off and slicing them in half lengthwise.
    Trimmed and prepped brussels sprouts
  • Add your prepared brussels sprouts to a baking sheet. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat.
    Brussels sprouts tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • Roast for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and add your maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Use kitchen tongs or two large forks to toss to evenly coat the brussels sprouts in the syrup and vinegar.
    Roasted brussels sprouts tossed in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar
  • Finish off in the oven for 10 more minutes. Serve hot!

Pro Tips

  • The brussels sprouts tips can be composted or used to make your own vegetable broth!
  • For more delicious ways to prepare brussels sprouts, check out these Best Roasted Vegetables recipes. 
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Vegetables, Vegetarian Sides
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