Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprout Recipe

Chef Dan Catanio , On January 20, 2024


Honey Balsamic Brussels sprout Recipe Card

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprout Recipe Description

Sweet and tangy honey balsamic Brussels sprout are packed with flavor, and add a springy pop to your meal. Perfectly seasoned, oven-roasted Brussels sprout tossed in a honey balsamic sauce.

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprout Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients for honey balsamic Brussels sprout

Ingredients needed for this honey balsamic brussels sprout dish.

  • Brussels sprout 1.5lbs

  • Olive Oil 3Tbsp

  • Balsamic Vinegar 2Tbsp

  • Honey 2Tbsp

  • Salt 1Tbsp

  • Pepper 1Tbsp

Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprout Kitchen Tools

Tools Needed to Make this Recipe

Some kitchen tools you’ll need for this recipe.

  • Cutting Board

  • Baking Sheet

  • Spoon

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Trivet

Step-by-Step Cooking Directions for Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprout

  1. To begin, wash the brussels sprout, remove any wilted leaves, and with your chef’s knife, trim ¼” off the base of each sprout. Then cut the sprouts in even halves. Place a batch of brussels sprout into your mixing bowl, and add some of the olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss these ingredients in the bowl to disperse the oil and seasoning throughout the Brussels sprout. When they are adequately coated, you will transfer them to a baking sheet. Before doing so, you may place a sheet of butcher paper onto the tray to reduce cleaning later on.

    Brussels sprout washed and halved

    Remove the base and any wilted leaves from the sprouts.

  2. Preheat your oven to 350º. Repeat tossing the sprouts, oil, and seasoning until all your brussels sprout halves are coated and transferred to your baking sheet. Once completed, evenly distribute the sprouts on the tray, and remove and leaves that loosened in the process. Loose leaves will tend to burn while cooking. Pro tip: Brussels sprout burn fairly easily, so each of these step in preparation and subsequently in cooking are intended to eliminate burning the sprouts.

    Brussels sprout seasoned on oven tray

    Evenly distribute the brussels sprout on the tray, and remove any free leaves.

  3. While roasting the brussels sprout, you will prepare the honey balsamic sauce. Roast the sprouts, checking them at 18 minutes, then at 2 minute intervals until the exterior of the brussels sprout turns golden-brown. To make the sauce, first heat 2Tbsp honey until soft. You may use a microwave safe dish, and heat in a microwave oven for about 30 seconds. Add the honey, 2Tbsp balsamic vinegar, and ½Tbsp olive oil to your prior used mixing bowl, and incorporate these ingredients with a spoon–taste the spoon to ensure a god flavor mixture of sweet and acidic.

    oven roasted brussels sprout

    Perfectly roasted brussels sprout have a browned exterior, not burnt.

  4. When finished cooking, remove the baking sheet with an oven mitt, and place on a trivet. While the brussels spouts are still hot, place them in the mixing bowl and toss, coating them in the honey balsamic sauce. Your honey balsamic brussels sprout are now ready to serve. If you’d like to add more texture and flavor to the dish, you can sprinkle crushed walnuts, sliced almonds, or freshly grated parmesan cheese on your plated sprouts.

    honey balsamic brussels sprout plated and garnished

    Honey balsamic brussels sprout are a springy and light dish.

Suggestions for Servings and Sides

These honey balsamic brussels sprout are a fantastic accompaniment to a light lunch or robust dinner spread. For dinner, consider a hearty dish such as oven-roasted tri tip or braised short ribs. For lunch, try a simple oven-baked Atlantic salmon.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.