Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze Recipe


  • 1 lb (450g) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for a hint of heat)
  • Chopped fresh parsley or thyme, for garnish (optional)

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup.

  2. Prepare the Brussels Sprouts: Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half lengthwise. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Season and Toss: Drizzle olive oil over the Brussels sprouts. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Toss everything together until the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated with oil and seasoning.

  4. Roast in the Oven: Spread the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown, stirring halfway through cooking for even roasting.

  5. Make the Balsamic Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, honey or maple syrup, minced garlic (if using), and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the glaze thickens slightly. Remove from heat.

  6. Toss with Glaze: Once the Brussels sprouts are roasted and caramelized, drizzle the balsamic glaze over them. Gently toss to coat the Brussels sprouts evenly with the glaze.

  7. Serve: Transfer the glazed Brussels sprouts to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or thyme, if desired.

  8. Enjoy! Serve these delicious Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze as a side dish alongside your favorite main course. They are perfect for holiday dinners, gatherings, or everyday meals.


  • For extra flavor, you can add crispy cooked bacon pieces or toasted nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) to the roasted Brussels sprouts before tossing with the balsamic glaze.
  • Adjust the sweetness of the balsamic glaze by varying the amount of honey or maple syrup to suit your taste preferences.
  • Leftover glazed Brussels sprouts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze are sure to be a hit at your table! Enjoy making and sharing this flavorful side dish with your family and friends. Let us know how they turn out for you. Happy cooking!