If a few years ago someone had said Brussels Sprouts would end up being one of my favorite vegetables, that person would have ended up on my crazy list! While I’ve never been a truly picky eater, things like peas and Brussels Sprouts were just not my thing. By the way, green peas are still not my thing.
Nowadays, if Brussels Sprouts are on a restaurant menu, you bet I’m ordering them. And I almost always throw them into the cart during my weekly grocery runs.
It’s funny how things change over time…even your taste buds!
How and why did I change my mind you ask? Well, for one, I was introduced to something called ‘roasting vegetables’ (i.e. turn on your oven and cook your veggies). And two, I played around with different flavors until I found something I LOVED.
You see, maple-roasted Brussels Sprouts taste like candied vegetables. They’re sweet and a little savory because of the black pepper, and they pair well with pretty much everything. I’ve been known to serve myself a huge bowl (or three) and call it lunch! SO good!
And you guys know how I like to use the husband test before sharing any of my own recipes on MIS. Well, this one passes that test every single time! Vishnu’s a huge fan of roasted vegetables as it is, but when I make these specific Brussels Sprouts, he eats them straight off the baking sheet.
I highly recommend you welcome this delicious veggie into your home with open arms! When combined with a tiny bit of olive oil, a little maple syrup, and a dash of salt & pepper, the Brussels Sprouts take on a delicious, caramelized life of their own.
You’ve got to try it to believe it!
Maple-roasted Brussels Sprouts
12 ounce bag of Brussels Sprouts, quartered (~2 cups total)
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Using cleaning hands, ensure Brussels Sprouts are evenly coated.
3. Place Brussels Sprouts in a single layer on a well greased large baking sheet.
4. Roast for 20 minutes.
What’s one vegetable you thought you hated as a kid (or well into your adult life) and love now?
9 thoughts on “Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts”
roasted brussels sprouts are my fav veggie, gonna try them like this next time i make them! delish!
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I love the flavor of maple syrup with Brussels. I also love adding rainbow carrots to the mix. It’s my go to “healthy” side for Thanksgiving 🙂
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YUM- I know I would love this….I’m yet to come across a roasted vegetable I don’t enjoy eating! Growing up, I hated vegetables. Unless it wasn’t covered in cheese or puff pastry, eating them was just not a pleasurable experience. Clearly I am more than making up for that now and I don’t mind one bit :)!
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I could eat brussels all day every day. These look great!
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This looks great! Maple and Brussels are such a good combination. I was always pretty open minded about veggies as a kid, but hated beans with a fiery passion. Now I eat them several times a week and love it 🙂
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im with you on Brussels sprouts. i didnt know roasting vegetables was a thing…
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This is a nice Fall recipe and addition to a Thanksgiving table.
I wasn’t a big fan of brussels sprouts until a few years ago when someone made it for a dinner party I was attending. I think her recipe was a bit similar to yours. I have always been thinking of trying it out, but just never got around to it. I was wondering… what did you pair with your brussels sprouts? I’m not sure how to incorporate it into a veggie dinner menu.
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We usually cook brussels sprouts in a pan with olive oil and salt/pepper. I am definitely going to have to try your recipe, it looks good!
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