Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This easy recipe for roasted brussels sprouts is so flavorful with a touch of honey and an optional addition of garlic and bacon!

Be sure to try my roasted green beans, carrots, and broccoli next!

A black bowl filled with roasted brussels sprouts.

I could eat roasted Brussels Sprouts like it was popcorn, I’m not kidding.

TIP! Don’t skip the additional drizzle of honey. It really makes this recipe!

An addition of garlic and bacon is always an option too! (mmm… bacon.)

Before we start, let’s get into some FAQ’s…

Ingredients for roasted brussels sprouts on a wooden table.

Temperature for Roasting Brussels Sprouts

  • Brussels sprouts roast best in a 450° oven.
  • After the first 15 minutes, it’s important to check on them every 3-5 minutes to ensure that they reach a dark brown without burning.

If Using Darker Baking Sheets

  • Darker baking sheets cook faster, especially on the outside.
  • You may want to move the middle ones on the outside, and vice versa, halfway through.

Give Them Space

  • Be sure not to overlap the brussels sprouts and give them plenty of room to breathe on the baking sheet, otherwise they will steam instead of roast.

whole, uncooked Brussels sprouts on a wooden table.

Do You Cut End Off Brussels Sprouts?

  • If the bottom of the brussels sprouts are brown, you can slice just the end of the tip off.
  • Leaving the remainder of the tip will keep the leaves on, but it’ll give them a cleaner look.

Bottom of a brussels sprout before and after having the stem trimmed.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Bacon adds an additional element of flavor and texture to roasted brussels sprouts.
  • It’s a good idea to cook the bacon first and reserve the bacon grease to toss the Brussels Sprouts prior to roasting.
  • Roughly chop the bacon and sprinkle it over the brussels sprouts after roasting, just before serving.

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

  • If you choose to add garlic, add about 5 cloves that have been generously tossed in oil and a little salt.
  • Add them after the first 15 minutes of cooking, after you’ve flipped them over.

Roasted Brussels on a baking sheet.

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 6
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Brussels Spouts with Garlic, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This easy recipe for roasted brussels sprouts is so flavorful with a touch of honey and an optional addition of garlic and bacon!

Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 6-8 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
Optional Additions
  • 5 strips Bacon
  • 5 cloves garlic
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Clean the brussels sprouts under cool water, I like to use this vegetable spray.

  3. Important! Dry them completely with a dish towel or paper towels.
  4. If the bottom of the stem is dirty, thinly slice the tip of each.
  5. Slice them into halves of equal size. Slice larger ones into quarters.

  6. Line them onto baking sheets, flat side down. Note: Darker baking sheets cook faster, especially on the outside.

  7. Sprinkle them with salt and drizzle each baking sheet generously with olive oil. Use a spoon to toss and coat evenly.
  8. Place in the oven for 15 minutes and remove immediately.

  9. Flip each brussel sprout over. If some are very dark on the outside of the pan, switch them with a some that are in the middle of the pan for even cooking.

  10. Place them back in the oven. Note: There is a fine line here between perfectly roasted vs. burnt.
  11. Check on them every 4 minutes and shake the pan, then continue to roast, until they’re dark green/brown, but not black.

  12. Drizzle each pan with 2 Tablespoons of honey and use a spoon to toss and coat evenly.
  13. The sooner you can serve them, the better they’ll taste!
Recipe Notes

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • Bacon adds an additional element of flavor and texture to roasted brussels sprouts.
  • It's a good idea to cook the bacon first and reserve the bacon grease to toss the Brussels Sprouts prior to roasting.
  • Roughly chop the bacon and sprinkle it over the brussels sprouts after roasting, just before serving.

Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

  • If you choose to add garlic, add about 5 cloves that have been generously tossed in oil and a little salt.
  • Add them after the first 15 minutes of cooking, after you've flipped them over.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 253, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 2486mg, Potassium: 642mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 15g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 1140%, Vitamin C: 129.5%, Calcium: 71%, Iron: 2.5%