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Holiday Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

5.20.18

I am SO excited to share my all time favorite holiday recipe– Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. I serve them every year at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. They’re so easy to make! Everyone at your dinner table will getting up for seconds! 

 

Photo by: Molly Krebs @spicesinmydna

When I moved to California a few years ago I started eating a lot healthier. The restaurants out here had better options and the people I were hanging out with ate healthy for the most part too. We started a tradition of throwing a holiday girl’s party every year. I wanted to bring a healthy side dish to impress my friends so I came up with this one! I now make this dish every year for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Years. I have brought it to my family dinner parties, hospital work parties, and sometimes just make it for myself at home! 

 

Photo by: Molly Krebs (@spicesinmydna)

In this recipe I roast the Brussels Sprouts in the oven then sauté them on the stovetop in the cast iron skillet. This helps prevent that bitter taste that Brussels Sprouts sometimes have when they are over-cooked.  The mix of cranberries, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup also adds a nice sweet taste to the brussels. I have shared this side dish for the past two years at my family Christmas and I think I may have finally convinced them to like Brussels Sprouts!

Holiday Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Prep time
20 min
Cook time
30 min
Total time
50 min

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Brussel sprouts
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ½ cup pecans
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Cut off ends of Brussels and cut in half lengthwise

  3. Place Brussels on baking sheet with olive oil spray and sea salt

  4. Cook for 15-20 mins or until lightly crisp.

  5. Remove Brussels from the oven.

  6. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to cast iron skillet.

  7. Add roasted Brussels to skillet with cranberries and pecans.

  8. Cook on medium heat, stirring every few mins to incorporate all flavors.

  9. Add 1 tbsp balsamic 3-4 mins in. Cook for a few mins then add in maple syrup before

    removing from heat.

  10. Serve as a side at your holiday dinner. Enjoy!

xx Becks

I am SO excited to share my all time favorite holiday recipe-- Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts. I serve them every year at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. They're so easy to make! Everyone at your dinner table will getting up for seconds! 

Author:
Cuisine: American
Dish type: Side
Serves: 4
xx Becks