Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Brussels sprouts have never been my favourite vegetable.  Never really liked them at all if I’m perfectly honest.

But last year I discovered the wonder of roasted brussels sprouts and haven’t looked back since.  I’m fairly certain my husband is disappointed that I’m not just steaming them with butter which is the way he loves them, but hey, at least I’m making them right?

Actually I haven’t made them real often or anything.  Still not my favourite.  But I will eat them now, so that’s progress.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

My 7 year old son was requesting that I make brussels sprouts which is why I finally made them again.  Of all things.  Forced into making brussels sprouts because my kid wanted them for supper.  Every parents dream right?  I think he was so intent on having them again because his dad told him they would make him strong so he could skate faster at hockey.  I think we’ll have to start saying that about every. single. food. that he doesn’t want to try now because he was excited that there were roasted brussels sprouts for supper.  Excited.  My seven year old.

If that doesn’t prove that this is a winning recipe, I don’t know what does.

Or just the fact that they’re maple balsamic roasted brussels sprouts, which was a fantastic flavour.  I actually kept grabbing them from the dish while taking photos, they were so good.  My husband thought they were too sweet, but he likes his brussels sprouts plain so that wasn’t too surprising.  My son and I loved them though!  So if you like a little sweetness with your side dishes, I’m sure you will love this one.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Yield: serves 6
 
Note: I really enjoyed the strong maple balsamic flavour of these, but my husband prefers it to be less pronounced. If you prefer a hint of maple balsamic rather than a lot, try using half the marinade amount for the same amount of brussels and it should give a milder flavour.
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds (907 g) brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil and salt. Add the trimmed brussels sprouts and toss lightly until they are well coated in the maple balsamic mixture.
  3. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 18-20 minutes, tossing halfway, until tender.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts - An easy side dish that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal!
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Comments

    • stacey says

      Hi Katie, I haven’t heard from anyone yet that has tried it – but I did get some feedback for the honey garlic roasted brussels here and on Facebook about how good they were. These maple balsamic ones are an adaptation of that recipe. If you do decide to try either of them out I would love to hear how you liked them – as would others I’m sure! :) Thanks for stopping by.

    • stacey says

      Right?! Always a nice surprise when the 7 year old wants a vegetable dish of any kind, let alone brussels sprouts! Thanks Erin!

  1. says

    I definitely had to “grow into” loving Brussels sprouts, and I definitely do! Your version sounds so good – I’ve never seen them with maple syrup. Nice!! I’m glad they’ll be around a while – look forward to trying these!

    • stacey says

      You never know! I still wouldn’t have them as a first choice, but I can get behind a roasted version with a little sweetness at least! :)

  2. says

    Hey Stacey!
    As much as our family really enjoys Brussel Sprouts with Bernaise Sauce, we also enjoy them just a teeny bit on the crunchy side too. We’re trying to get away from so much butter in our diet, and this looks like a much better alternative for us, as well as looking awfully tasty! Can’t wait to try them … maybe for our Christmas dinner this year!

    • stacey says

      Right?! I think it’s so funny, especially since he’s a bit of a picky eater generally! Oh well, I’ll take it! Thanks Jess!

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