Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a delicious and simple side that compliments any meal.  So quick and easy, the flavor in these little bite sized cabbages will blow your mind.

roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic dressing on a sheet pan by The Food Cafe

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts | The Food Cafe

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Have you heard of these mini cabbages?  Well I have to be honest I have heard of them, but I have tried to ignore them for the past 20 years.  When I would hear the word brussels sprouts I immediately thought “no thank you!”  So here I am bringing you this AMAZING Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe telling you I was an idiot for avoiding these adorable little cabbages. 

The proper spelling on these little beauties is always a bit confusing so here is what I know.  They are named after the Belgian City Brussels, which has an “S” so the correct way to spell them is BRUSSELS, ta-da! There you have it.  Either way Brussels or Brussel these Roasted Brussels Spouts are going to make you fall in love with baby cabbage.

Roasting them is by far my favorite way to eat them.  They turn out just tender enough to really melt in your mouth and with the balsamic drizzled over the top, the sweet crunch of the honey toasted pecan (which are a treat in themselves) and a little texture from the dried cranberries and apples you will not stop eating them.  I could just throw them into a salad and be happy as a little cabbage could be.  I promise you will love these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and you will be so happy you tried them.

roasted brussels sprouts on a sheet pan with glazed pecans and crasins by The Food Cafe

Are Brussels Sprouts good for you?

  • Brussels Spouts are a super food.
  • Brussels sprouts are an great way to get many valuable nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, folate, vitamin B-1, potassium, and dietary fiber to name a few.
  • Brussels sprouts are a great source of Vitamin C and K.

How do you cook Brussels sprouts?

  • Wash brussels sprouts in a colander.
  • Cut off the stems and then cut in half, either horizontally or vertically does not matter.
  • Place the brussels sprouts in water with a little bit of salt and cover.
  • Cooke on high heat for about 5 minutes or until tender.

How do you roast Brussels Sprouts?

  • Wash sprouts in a colander.
  • Cut the stems off and remove any yellow leaves.
  • Cut in half and place on an un-greased baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and garlic salt, mix to coat.
  • Place in 400 degree oven and roast.
  • Remove from oven and add pecans, sliced apples, and cranberries, roast again and then drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve.

oven roasted brussel sprouts with balsamic dressing, sliced apples, glazed pecans and crasins on a sheet pan, the perfect side dish to enjoy by The Food Cafe.

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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts


  • 1-pound Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2-Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2-teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4-teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-cup sliced fuji apple (or apple of choice)
  • 1/2-cup dried cranberries
  • 1-cup honey toasted pecans
  • 1/4-cup balsamic vinegar dressing balsamic vinaigrette
  • brown sugar to garnish (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, coat a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place brussels spouts on sheet and drizzle with olive oil, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper.  Toss to coat.
  3. Roast for 15 minutes, then add in the cranberries, apples, and pecans.  Roast for 10 more minutes.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar dressing and garish with light dusting of brown sugar.
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