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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze (4 Ingredients!)

Halved Brussels Sprounts on a baking tray lined with baking parchment being drizzled with balsamic glaze.
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No more bland, bitter or mushy Brussels Sprouts! This festive period, we’re making our very simple, yet extremely flavoursome Christmas sprouts side dish! Our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze are a winner at our Christmas table and are a great complement to turkey and roast potatoes!

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Secrets To The Best Brussels Sprouts

  • Even-Sized Sprouts for even cooking.
  • Fast High-Temperature Cooking. A key to good Brussels Sprouts is cooking them quickly! That’s why I like cooking them in the oven at high temperatures but for a relatively short amount of time. This way they don’t have time to stew sitting in a lukewarm oven for a long while.
  • Space Them Out. Another tip would be to give your sprouts space. Don’t overcrowd the baking tray, spread them out into a single layer with some space in between. You will need a large baking tray (or two, if you have oven space). This helps them brown quicker without cooking in each other’s steam.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze drizzled all over.

Ingredients

  • balsamic vinegar: most balsamic vinegar brands will work just fine. However, if your balsamic is already of a thicker consistency, reduce it less. You want to take it off the heat just before it reached the desirable drizzleable consistency, as it will thicken further as it cools.
  • Brussels sprouts: you may choose to use baby brussels sprouts, just cook them for less time.
  • olive oil can be replaced with avocado, vegetable, sunflower or rapeseed oil.
  • garlic cloves: finely chopped. Reduce the amount of garlic if you don’t enjoy the flavour.

How to Make Roasted Brussells Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze?

There are two elements to this Christmas Sprouts recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Balsamic Glaze. Whilst you can buy balsamic glaze in almost any larger supermarket, we highly recommend making your own! It only requires one ingredient – balsamic vinegar.

How To Make Balsamic Glaze?

Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to a minimum and slowly simmer for 10-15 minutes until it turns syrupy consistency. Pour the balsamic reduction into a small serving dish and leave to cool slightly. It will thicken as it cools, so take it off the heat before you reach the desired consistency.

How To Roast Brussels Sprouts?

Preheat the oven to 220°C Fan. Halve your Brussels Sprouts. Peel and finely chop your garlic cloves. Then add halved sprouts to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 3 tbsp of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and add garlic. Mix well to distribute.

Add your Brussels to a lined baking tray (we recommend lining it with Bacofoil baking parchment to avoid the mess) in a single layer, leaving some space between the halves. Pop in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes (the cooking time highly depends on the size of the sprouts as well as how soft you like them. We personally prefer them with a bit of crunch. Also note, that overcooked sprouts will taste bitter).

Your Roasted Brussels Sprouts are ready to be served with a drizzle of homemade balsamic glaze.

What To Serve Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With?

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are an absolute favourite side dish to add to a selection of veggies on your Christmas dinner table. Whether you’re serving turkey, goose or a vegetarian roast for your showstopping main this festive period, these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze will pair well with it.

Sunday Roast, beef steak, pork chops and baked chicken breast are also brilliant to have these Christmas Sprouts with.

Roasted Sprouts with Balsamic Drizzle on top on a baking tray, with pine cones in the background.

Other Christmas Side Dishes

Have a look at our other Christmas sides, including:

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Halved Brussels Sprounts on a baking tray lined with baking parchment being drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

No more bland, bitter or mushy Brussels Sprouts! This Christmas we're making our very simple, yet extremely flavoursome sprouts side dish! Our Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze are a winner at our Christmas table and are a great complement to turkey and roast potatoes!
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, Christmas
Servings 4 side portions
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 140 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 500 g Brussels sprouts halved
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped

Instructions
 

Make Balsamic Vinegar Reduction:

  • Pour balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to minimum and slowly simmer for 10-15 minutes until it turns syrupy consistency. Pour the reduction into a small serving dish and leave to cool slightly. It will thicken as it cools.

Make Brussels Sprouts:

  • Preheat the oven to 220°C Fan.
  • Add halved Brussels Sprouts to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with 3 tbsp of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Then add finely chopped garlic and mix well to distribute.
  • Add your Brussels to a lined baking tray in a single layer, leaving some space between the halves. Pop in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 943IUVitamin C: 107mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Brussels Sprouts for Christmas, Brussels Sprouts Recipe, Brussels Sprouts Side Dish, Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction, Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar, Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction, Christmas Brussels Sprouts, Christmas Sides
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20 Replies to “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze (4 Ingredients!)”

  1. 5 stars
    Gorgeous way to cook sprouts, really easy and great texture. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for lovely feedback, Kate!

  2. 5 stars
    These sprouts are the best! They were the only element of the christmas dinner which we had no leftovers for !! My husband said he would eat a whole plate of them!

    1. Thanks! Balsamic reduction and garlic definitely make one of the “worlds most-hated vegetables” taste delicious!😂

  3. 5 stars
    wow these were delicious, even my kids ate them!!

    1. Yay!!! So glad! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    You can’t beat roasted brussels sprouts. Perfect on a roast dinner.

  5. Amanda Wren-Grimwood says: Reply

    5 stars
    Made these to go with our Sunday roast and they were so good. Definitely making these on Christmas day now too.

    1. What an honour! Thanks 💗

  6. 5 stars
    Beautifully crispy, flavorful sprouts! Love them.

  7. 5 stars
    I will definitely make this again and again! Such a great side dish!

  8. 5 stars
    These brussels Sprouts by far the best flavored that I have eaten till now. We loved it and loved the combination of flavors. So aromatic and so perfect.

    1. Thanks so much! So glad you liked them 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Everyone at my house enjoyed this! A new favorite side dish for my family!

    1. Thanks, Toni! It’s our favourite Brussels Sprouts dish too!

  10. 5 stars
    Yum! The balsamic reduction was so flavorful and complemented the brussels sprouts perfectly.

  11. 5 stars
    I never knew how much I loved brussels sprouts until now!

    1. That’s awesome! 😀

  12. Claudia Lamascolo says: Reply

    5 stars
    We love our brussels like this very delicious will make again

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