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Holiday Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts


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

The first year that I moved across the country  I wanted to impress my new friends on the west coast by bringing a healthy side dish to our holiday party, 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 family dinner parties, hospital work parties, and sometimes I just make it for myself at home! 


Photo by: Molly Krebs (@spicesinmydna)

In this recipe the brussels sprouts are first roasted in the oven and then sautéed  on the stovetop in the cast iron skillet. This helps prevent that bitter taste that brussels sprouts sometimes have when they are over-cooked. 

I also add cranberries, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup to the brussels sprouts, which adds a nice sweet taste to them. 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
10 min
Cook time
30 min
Total time
40 min


  • 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


  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 minutes in.

  10. Cook for a few mins then add in maple syrup before removing from heat.

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

xx Becks

These Holiday Maple Balsamic Brussel Sprouts make for an easy festive side dish for Thanksgiving & holiday dinner parties. They're quick-to-prepare, healthy and tasty. Enjoy!

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