Sweet and Salty Brussel Sprouts

4 people
33 min

Brussel Sprouts get a bad rap. They're not many people's favorite vegetables, but there are ways that you can turn these green cruciferous veggies into a flavor-packed side dish.

I love this recipe because it gives the Brussel sprouts a bit of a crunchy finish, with the sweet and salty flavors.

Also, no secret that kids don't fancy these green balls, but this is a recipe that may just change their minds.

Even when my bagged Brussel Sprouts indicate they're pre-washed, I like to give them another wash at home to ensure they're clean and have no harmful chemicals.

Try washing your fruits and veggies using vinegar and water soak. This helps remove any remaining dirt and chemical the vegetable may have been treated with.

If you're not going to use all of the Brussel sprouts from the package, storing them in glass containers lined with paper towels in your fruit and vegetable bin will extend the life of your fresh food.

Read more about how to keep your food fresh longer.

In a medium size bowl, add the desired amount of Brussel Sprouts. Measure out oil and drizzle over the sprouts.

For 2 cups of Burssel sprouts 1 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil should coat the vegetable adequately.

Next, drizzle 1 teaspoon of soy sauce over.

For less salt, use low-sodium soy sauce. For a stronger flavor try tamari.

Lastly, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. This step gives the Brussel sprouts a nice sweet and carmelized finish.

Mix thoroughly, and if desired add a pinch of kosher salt and pepper, freshly ground if you can.

Place the sprouts in a single layer inside the oven. I prefer to use the air fryer as it gives a bit more crispy finish, and it cooks faster.

In a traditional oven bake at 400 for 28 minutes.

If you're using an air fryer, you can reduce the time by half to 14 minutes. If you're using a toaster oven, 20-22 minutes.

Cooking times vary, keep an eye on the sprouts and remove them once the outer layer begins to brown.

While the outer leaves are brown the insides will be cooked to perfection.

Finish with a sprinkle of salt and serve warm.

Sweet and Salty Brussel Sprouts
Recipe details
  • 4  people
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 28 Minutes Total time: 33 min
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  • 12 ounces 2 cups bag of Brussels Sprouts trimmed and washed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt optional
  • 1 pinch pepper optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl mix together or toss the Brussels sprouts, olive oil, maple syrup, and soy sauce.
In a single layer, spread out the Brussels sprouts on a foil-lined baking sheet or sheet pan.
Roast for about 28 minutes until the Brussels sprouts outer leaves are slightly browned. (The roasted Brussels sprouts outsides may be browned, but the insides will be fine)
Sprinkle with Kosher salt and pepper. (optional)
  • There are many ways to mix this recipe up and add additional flavors.
  • I like to sprinkle it with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
  • Also try adding garlic powder before cooking.
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  • Bijoux Bijoux on Nov 19, 2022

    don't you remove those old stem bottoms???

    I always do & remove tough outer leaves.

    Browning does make them more flavorful

  • Kevin Miller Kevin Miller on Nov 19, 2023

    Wash them and place in a pot , next add Italian beef juice and simmer untill fork tendèr. Kids love them because the bitterness is gone