Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Happy Monday! And happy (almost) Thanksgiving! I honestly can’t believe that we are more than half way through November. Where has the time gone?? With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I wanted to share what I’m contributing to the table on Thursday. IMG_0129While I’ve always been more of an assistant to the cooking (measuring, peeling, last minute shopping, etc.) this year I decided to make an actual side dish. AND since I’ve embarked on this “health journey” of sorts, I wanted to make something to balance out all of the heavy dishes saturated with butter and over loaded with bread crumbs (not that those dishes are bad, it’s all about balance!). I found selecting a dish to be the most challenging part, as my family (like many others) have staple dishes that are already assigned and expected to remain the same every year. With that being said, I soon realized that something I had fallen in love with making this past year would check off all of the boxes: healthy, easy to make, and different than the other dishes while still being a “fall” recipe. Honey Balsamic Brussels Sprouts it is. Below is the easiest recipe you will ever read, and if you decide to dabble in the brussels, you will for sure impress everyone at the dinner table.

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (you could also try using avocado oil)
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Line a baking sheet (or two, you want the brussels to be laying flat) with aluminum foil.
  3. Wash brussels thoroughly and then slice in half and remove the outer leaves (if needed)
  4. In a large bowl, toss halved brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Lay brussels out flat on the baking sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes, making sure to flip occasionally to ensure even cooking. The brussels should be tender and caramelized.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together honey, vinegar and remaining olive oil. Add cooked brussels back to the larger bowl and toss with the balsamic mixture. Serve immediately.

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What are your favorite recipes to make this time of the year? What is your favorite side that you look forward to at Thanksgiving? I’d love to know in the comments below!

-Melissa

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