Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Confession: Until about six months ago, I had only tried Brussels sprouts twice and thought they were disgusting both times. What changed? I have no clue, but now I could honestly eat them every day.

A couple of months ago, G’s aunt included them in the roasted vegetable medley she served with a pork loin, and that set my wheels turning on how I could recreate that awesome roasted flavor, but in a much shorter time. Enter the Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts


1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (actually use a balsamic glaze because caramelizes nicer)


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Cut the stems off the Brussels sprouts and then cut each sprout in half.

Put the oil in a large oven-safe skillet and heat on medium-high. When the oil shimmers but before it smokes, arrange the sprouts in one layer, cut side down. (Note: Be SUPER careful when you do this … hot oil does not feel good when it splatters on your skin.)Β 

Add the garlic and season with salt and pepper.

Cook, undisturbed, until the sprouts begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Move the pan to the oven and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the sprouts are very brown and tender, about 20-30 minutes.

Don't those look amazing?!
Don’t those look amazing?!

I’m so glad G likes them, because I think I’ve made them once a week for the past month! I’ve paired them with chicken and fish, and they work well with both.

I usually add nutritional information here, but there is absolutely nothing about these that is even close to unhealthy. And 1 cup packs 124% of your Vitamin C.

Eat up!


How about you?

What’s your quick and healthy go-to dish?

19 thoughts on “Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  1. I will definitely try this recipe. My kids love Brussels sprouts hash, which perhaps you should try as well. Very simple to make and tasty. πŸ™‚


  2. I was in the same camp. Hated them my entire life and then accidentally ate some in a roasted medley from whole foods. I’m sure it has to do with our palate maturing but also the roasted caramelized
    flavor is so great. In my youth I remember them steamed or boiled. YUCKKKK! Thanks for sharing.


      1. I know it’s been a while but it’s gone by so fast! Will definately let you know how the recipe turns out and look forward to trying some of your others too πŸ™‚


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