Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Another recipe pulled from my 2009 archives. Another recipe that shouldn’t be lost to my days of terrible photography and shaky blogging.

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I went on a vegetable-cooking binge on Sunday evening. Subconsciously determined to dirty every pot, pan and mixing bowl I own, I canned pint after pint of applesauce and tested a new vegetable side dish recipe. And then another. And then another. All the while, the dishwasher was full of clean hot jars, ready to be filled with applesauce and processed, so dishes piled up on the countertops instead.

When all was said and done, we had 10 pints of applesauce, a pan full of maple-roasted brussels sprouts, a pot of a new veggie pasta salad, a bowl of simmered butternut squash, 10 dirty salad and soup bowls, 5 dirty mixing bowls, 2 messy cutting boards, 3 sticky pots and pans, 1 hot baking sheet and countless utensils.

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Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2-4

Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Though it may sound odd to combine maple syrup and brussels sprouts, the outcome is delicious. The roasted, partially-caramelized vegetables are just slightly sweet, thanks to the maple syrup. Even my brussels-sprouts-hating husband enjoyed these!

Ingredients

  • 1 large stalk brussels sprouts (2-3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut the brussels sprouts from the stalk. Remove the stem and outer leaves.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with the olive oil and maple syrup. Spread the sprouts on a large baking sheet and bake at 400F for 20 minutes.
http://www.savvyeat.com/maple-roasted-brussels-sprouts/

Comments

  1. says

    i LOVE brussels sprouts! i have a recipe for maple-roasted brussels sprouts sitting my desk right now! i can’t wait to try them like that…i’m thinking a side for thanksgiving dinner!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      I haven’t tried it, but probably. I would recommend defrosting them completely and patting them dry first so that the oil sticks to them and lets them caramelize in the oven!

  2. says

    Julie…Thanks so much. It turns out I was able to find fresh brussels sprouts…in Myrtle Beach, no less! My lucky day. Can’t wait to try this recipe. I absolutely love brussels sprouts. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving’
    Ellen

  3. Leon M. Green says

    Heard of this first from actor David McCallum in one of commentaries to NCIS Season 4, a recent Christmas present from one of my daughters. But no amounts given. Julie, your item was top of the Google search results. LOVE Brussels sprouts since childhood. Especially the smaller, crunchier, better-mix-of-bitter-and-sweet. This recipe may replace my favorite until now: lots of butter, with the pepper and salt. Thanks!

    • Julie says

      I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it would if they were defrosted and drained first. Perhaps pat them dry a bit, too — if they are too wet, they won’t caramelize and brown on the edges!

  4. says

    Terrific recipe- the brussels sprouts were downright addictive! I eyeballed the amount of maple syrup and probably added much more than the recipe called for- worked great. I also halved the sprouts.

  5. says

    A little sweet maple syrup is the perfect foil to the slight bitterness of Brussels Sprouts! You went on quite a tear in the kitchen that day, I hope you had enough strength left to get through all those dishes (or someone to delegate them to).

Trackbacks

  1. […] Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts. This is my absolute favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts. The recipe is super simple, too! Follow these tips/tricks for optimal results: flip Brussels sprouts over halfway through cooking time (at the 10 minute mark), so they cook 10 minutes per side. Do not overcook them – they should still be a brighter green (vs. a dull/muted green). These are SO good! You have to try them. […]

  2. […] Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts. This is my absolute favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts. The recipe is super simple, too! Follow these tips/tricks for optimal results: flip Brussels sprouts over halfway through cooking time (at the 10 minute mark), so they cook 10 minutes per side. Do not overcook them – they should still be a brighter green (vs. a dull/muted green). These are SO good! You have to try them. […]

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