Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are a sweet and savory side dish that you need to make this holiday season. Seasonal Brussels sprouts are coated in a delicious honey-balsamic glaze and roasted until tender and caramelized, and tossed in more glaze for even more flavor. This simple recipe is quick and easy to prep in just minutes with only 6 ingredients (and most of which you already have in your pantry!). Serve these glazed balsamic Brussels sprouts with dinner on busy weeknights, or as a side dish on your holiday dinner spread.
Why You’ll Love Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
- The best honey balsamic glaze. Consider yourself warned. These honey balsamic Brussels sprouts are so good that you’ll be craving them every week. Roasted Brussels sprouts are already delicious, and when you add the natural sweetness of honey and the tangy bite of balsamic, they become truly irresistible.
- A quick and easy side dish. When you’re making dinner (especially during the holidays), you have to balance your time in the kitchen. An easy side dish like these balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts makes things so much more manageable since they require little attention and effort — even though they taste like it took a lot of effort to make.
- Brussels sprouts are a powerful veggie. I love the way Brussels sprouts taste, and I love knowing that I’m putting something healthy into my body. Brussels sprouts are high in essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. And, they’re known to help with healthy blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation and lower your risk of cancer. This is a side dish that you will feel good about feeding to your family.
Ingredients and Substitutions
To make these easy and delicious Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, you will need the following ingredients (full quantities in the recipe card below):
- brussels sprouts - pick ones that are firm with tightly packed leaves. You also want to use ones that are similar in size to ensure even cooking. If you end up with different sized, I would recommend keeping the small ones whole, and the larger ones halved so that they end up being a similar size.
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- honey - you can substitute this with maple syrup to make this recipe vegan.
- salt and pepper
How to Make the Best Honey Balsamic Brussel Sprouts
- Make the glaze. In a large mixing bowl, whisk well to combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until smooth. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the honey-balsamic mixture in a separate small bowl.
- Toss Brussels sprouts with glaze. Add Brussels sprouts into the large bowl and toss well to coat with the sauce. Transfer the Brussels sprouts onto a large half sheet baking pan and spread it into a single layer.
- Roast. Bake in a 425F preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are tender and caramelized.
- Serve. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of the honey-balsamic mixture over the Brussels sprouts and toss well to combine evenly. Feel free to top it with some pomegranate seeds and/or nuts, and serve immediately.
How to Serve
Serve balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts as a side dish to compliment almost any main. It pairs so well with:
- Chicken - Instant Pot Whole Chicken, Dutch Oven Whole Roast Chicken, Greek Lemon Roast Chicken, Skillet Chicken Thighs and Potatoes.
- Turkey - Roast Turkey, Roasted Turkey Breast, Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Instant Pot Turkey Breast.
- Beef and Lamb - Ribeye Steak, Greek Meatballs, Air Fryer Lamb Chops, Sheet Pan Lamb Chops.
- Pork - Honey Glazed Roast Pork, Glazed Honey Balsamic Pork Chops.
- Seafood - Garlic Butter Salmon, Seared Scallops, Air Fryer Jumbo Shrimp.
More Side Dishes
- How to store: Before you put away your honey balsamic Brussels sprouts, let them cool down. If you don’t, you’ll have end up with soggy vegetables tomorrow — and most people are not a fan of that. Once your Brussels have cooled, store them in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
- How to reheat: Reheat leftover honey balsamic Brussels sprouts the same way you cooked them — in a 425F preheated oven. They should be warmed through within 5-10 minutes. You can also reheat them in the air fryer in about half the time.
More Brussels Sprouts Recipes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Creamy Brussels Sprouts Bake
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
- Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts
- Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Harvest Vegetables
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