Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So, I have never liked brussels sprouts.  Just one of those things that never appealed to me.  But now I’m thinking it’s because I never had them any way other than steamed.  Because roasted?  That’s a whole different thing.  And these honey garlic roasted brussels sprouts were delicious.

I seem to be posting a lot of things here while professing to have never liked them before.  I’m not really sure what that’s about, but evidently starting a food blog equates to trying more recipes and discovering that I actually DO like things I never used to.

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

I think that I can thank Ashley for this one though.  Her recipe for brussels that I adapted looked so good that I couldn’t help but try it.  And I’m really glad I did, cause now I’ll actually want to make this little vegetable occasionally, and I’ll have one really happy husband in the house if that happens.  He LOVES brussels sprouts, and I’ve never made them for him before.  Is that a little sad?  Or mean?  Probably both, but I didn’t like them, sooooo, I never made them.

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

AND, my kids even ate these!!! Okay, well not all three of them, but two of them did and one of them was the veggie hating 3 year old!  He only eats veggies when they’re hidden in something, or dessert is up for grabs.  Granted, dessert was up for grabs, but he ate 3 bites instead of the requisite one so I was pretty happy.  We’ll see if that translates to eating them again next time or not!

At any rate, if any of my American friends are still looking for a way to cook your Thanksgiving brussels sprouts this week, try these honey garlic roasted brussels.  They’re a bit sweet, tender on the inside, with some crispy edges that I adored.  If you like brussels sprouts, you’ll love these, and if you think you don’t like them, try them!  You may be surprised!

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Yield: Serves 6
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime, juiced (2-3 tablespoons juice)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pound (907 g) brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the honey, lime juice, garlic, olive oil and salt. Add the trimmed brussels sprouts and toss lightly until they are coated in the honey mixture.
  3. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, tossing halfway, until tender.
Source: Adapted from Cookie Monster Cooking.

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  1. Andrea says

    I made these for supper last night and they were delicious! I love brussel sprouts and will definitely be adding these to the rotation!

  2. says

    I didn’t always love brussels sprouts but I really do now – especially roasted. It makes such a difference and this honey garlic combination sounds incredible! Can’t wait to try this :) Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Barbara says

    I’ve been looking for a new recipe to try at Xmas this year. These sound amazing so i will try them out on my two sisters (one of which being your mother in law – ha ha) and the rest of the family. I’ll let you know how it goes. Love your blog and the way you write. Well done Stacey!

    • stacey says

      I don’t know if I’d go that far, but way healthier! And definitely the best way to cook veggies in my opinion! Thanks Mir!

  4. says

    I was never a big fan of brussel sprouts growing up, but now that I’ve had them prepared in different ways, I love them! Your honey garlic version sounds fantastic, Stacey! I love that you roasted them, too. Sounds like such a great side dish!

    • stacey says

      This is honestly the first time I’ve ever liked them, I even had them for lunch the next day after taking photos, which told me I must have liked them a lot! I think roasting makes all veggies better! Thanks Gayle!

  5. says

    I can’t say I’ve ever made brussel sprouts….I actually don’t even think I’ve tried them! I am SUCH a wuss when it comes to vegetables, but honey and garlic are such an epic combination, these really sound good! I might just have to give them a try :)

  6. says

    I loooove Brussels sprouts! Though that certainly wasn’t always the case. We just bought a whole stalk of them for the first time ever and we stared at it now sure how we wanted to prepare it. Made it last night though on the grill. Next time we grab a stalk, I will totally be trying this instead! Honey and garlic a a glaze sounds fantastic!

    • stacey says

      A stalk? Really? You can buy them like that? Of course, I live in the frozen north so maybe that’s why I’ve never seen them that way! I bought a bag. :) Thanks Sarah!

  7. says

    Yum!! I actually do really like brussels sprouts, and would eat them pretty much all the time. My husband on the other hand, is pretty darn picky about them! I think he would like this sweet and savory combo though!

    • stacey says

      Thanks Annie! Seriously, if I liked them, not to mention the pickiest preschooler in the world, I think most people would! :)

  8. says

    These look amazing! I have to admit, there’s a brussels sprouts side dish recipe from Momofuku that I adore (made with fish sauce – weird I know, but SO GOOD) that I now make all the time for Thanksgiving. However the combination of honey and garlic on these sounds irresistible!

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