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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Mmmm, brussels sprouts. Yes, I sad Mmmm! I love brussels sprouts. I don’t know why this vegetable is hated by so many. They are probably one of my top ten favorite vegetables (I love all vegetables, so they really are high on the list.) Roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar are my absolute favorite way to eat the little sprouts.

Roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar are the perfect holiday side dish. They are so easy to make. All you have to do is toss the sprouts in a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. The oven will do the rest of the work. The thin outer leaves will crisp up and caramelize while roasting. The center of the sprouts stay tender and juicy. I like popping the sprouts into my mouth straight from the baking sheet. Sometimes they don’t even make it to the table.

If you haven’t tried roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar, please give these cute little sprouts a chance. They make the perfect vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Yield: Serves 4

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes


1 pound brussel sprouts, rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Cut off the ends of the brussels sprouts. If the brussel sprouts are large, cut in half. If they are small, it is ok to leave them whole.

3. Place sprouts in a medium bowl. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Pour sprouts on a baking sheet and roast 30-35 minutes or until sprouts are tender. Make sure you stir them a couple of times while they are roasting. Serve warm.

If you like these roasted brussels sprouts, you might also like:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Yams, and Brussels Sprouts from Two Peas and Their Pod
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha and Mint from White on Rice Couple
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Walnuts from Pinch My Salt
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans from Kalyn’s Kitchen

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78 Responses to “Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar”

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — November 12, 2010 @ 4:34 am

    I love brussels! It’s a new thing for me, since I hate vegetables so much. But I really like brussels roasted.

  2. Alissa @ Not Just Apples — November 12, 2010 @ 5:14 am

    I made my first roasted brussel sprouts this week, and I love them! I think the addition of a bit of balsamic will really give it an extra edge. Thanks :)

  3. Jenny Flake — November 12, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    Can you believe I have yet to eat a brussel sprout?! I shouldn’t admit that :) Maybe your recipe will convert me! Looks great!

    • twopeas replied: — November 12th, 2010 @ 8:51 am

      Jenny-you have to try these! They are so good and easy too!

  4. Amanda — November 12, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    Never had them! But your sure look delicious!

  5. maggy@threemanycooks — November 12, 2010 @ 6:51 am

    These look delish! I couldn’t live without Brussels Sprouts at our holiday table 😀

  6. Traci — November 12, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    My mom used to make the most awful slimy brussel sprouts. I haven’t had the chance to stomach them since. But your description of them sounds so good, that I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for changing my opinion of them!

  7. Erica — November 12, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    I think brussels are my favorite veggie- DEFINTELY in the top 10. Steamed, roasted, shredded into a salad- I don’t think you can go wrong! These look beautiful

  8. Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 12, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    I heart brussels sprouts! I can eat a whole pan :) Love the recipe!

  9. justcooknyc — November 12, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    Okay, I’ll have to try this. I grew up loving Brussels sprouts, and I mean the horrible ones in the frozen boil-in-the-bag package. I could have eaten those for days, and my sister never understood me. I wouldn’t eat them that way now though, because that’s a little scary.

    • twopeas replied: — November 12th, 2010 @ 8:51 am

      Ha! You are a die hard brussels sprout fan! I love it!

  10. marla {family fresh cooking} — November 12, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    Yes, this is the perfect holiday side dish. I too love brussels sprouts, even when they are simply steamed. But much better when they are roasted like this 😉 xo

  11. Tessa — November 12, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    I had brussels sprouts once when I was a kid on a cruise ship and I haaated it. I’ll admit I’ve been a little afraid to try them again. I think I need to now, esp with this recipe! The counters look amazing, can’t wait to see the rest!

  12. Dinetonite — November 12, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    wow! That was looking Delicious
    I never had that type of ……

  13. Shaina — November 12, 2010 @ 8:19 am

    So much fun! I can’t wait to see the kitchen. And I had the best brussels at Westville in New York City. They were fantastic, and I’ve been craving more ever since.

  14. Kalynskitchen — November 12, 2010 @ 8:20 am

    The countertops look beautiful! I never liked brussels sprouts until I tried roasted ones, but now I’m a convert.

  15. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 12, 2010 @ 8:23 am

    i love love love brussel sprouts…always have! i’ve never done them with balsamic though, and i can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  16. Aggie — November 12, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    I’m also on Team Brussels! I love those little cuties. And roasted is my absolutely favorite way to eat them. I’ve never even thought to add balsamic to them. mmmm is right! :)

    Loving your countertops!!

    • twopeas replied: — November 12th, 2010 @ 8:52 am

      Yay for team brussels sprouts:)

  17. Deliciously Organic — November 12, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    I can’t wait to see all the pics of your new kitchen! So exciting!

  18. Katrina — November 12, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    These sound great! I’m a huge brussels sprouts fan.

  19. Tracy — November 12, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    I tried brussels sprouts for the first time this year and love them! They would be perfect to serve on Thanksgiving!

  20. Nicole — November 12, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    I never understood the distaste for Brussel Sprouts, either. I’ve never tried them this way and I look forward to trying it.

  21. Joanne — November 12, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    I’m totally a brussels lover as well. Roasted is for sure the way to go!

  22. I’m really looking forward to the new kitchen pictures, and also looking forward to making these yummy brussel sprouts sometime soon!

  23. Cookin' Canuck — November 12, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    Your new countertop makes a fantastic background – great photo! This is a lovely way to enjoy Brussels sprouts.

  24. Katrina — November 12, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    I totally agree with you. They get a bad rap and are so good. And I always roast them with balsamic vinegar, seems like I got the idea from Ina. No one else here at my house (hub included) likes them, so I get them all to myself when I make them. Maybe I’ll make a big dish full, and see who else of the 60 we are hosting for T-day likes them. I’m looking for different ideas as I’m kind of tired of the same ol’ traditional foods for Thanksgiving.

  25. allison — November 12, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    I absolutely adore brussel sprouts. So many people think they don’t like them and then they try my roasted brussels and they are hooked. I only use olive oil and sea salt so, I am excited to try with the addition of balsamic. Looks delicious.

  26. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie — November 12, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

    I need to try these! They look so yummy!

  27. Robin Sue — November 12, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    Now that I am all grown up, I love these. Along with beets, squash, and greens. I love the first photo, it is so pretty.

  28. Kristen — November 12, 2010 @ 5:52 pm

    I love brussel sprouts too. I just don’t think people know how to make them! Looks delicious!

  29. Anna@Tallgrasskitchen — November 12, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    I think people who don’t like them haven’t had them cooked properly – roasted is an excellent way to go! Countertops look gorgeous!

  30. Spencer Huey — November 12, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    mmmm Brussels. I’ve been eating them for the past month or so. I’m glad I have a new way to cook them, I was running out. I can’t wait to try them : )

  31. Jeanette — November 12, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    Your countertops look beautiful! Roasting is my favorite way of preparing brussel sprouts. I like balsamic vinegar on them too. Just made soy glazed brussel sprouts that are finished with balsamic vinegar.

  32. Bridgett — November 12, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    Love Brussels and am always looking for a new way to make them. The balsamic is a great idea.

  33. Chris — November 12, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    Love these…just posted some, with onions, about a month ago. Roasted is the way to go!

  34. Courtney — November 13, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    I actually love brussels sprouts. Sounds simply, and easy. Pictures are amazing!

  35. Jenna — November 13, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    I love brussels sprouts! This looks delicious, Maria!

  36. Feast on the Cheap — November 13, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Yum, great minds think alike! We just whipped up some Roasted Brussels with Crispy Pancetta and Garlic. Love the balsamic variety as well. A terrific and healthy Turkey Day swap!

  37. Tracey — November 13, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

    I discovered brussel sprouts last year and am definitely a fan now. Yours look awesome, the new countertops make a great background :)

  38. Michelle — November 13, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    I just got a big basket from Bountiful Baskets . A sweet friend of mine surprised me with it today! Well guess..what…it has Brussel sprouts in it. I have never made them before you so much for sharing your recipe..I will l make them to go along side Sunday dinner!

  39. I don’t get why people don’t like Brussells Sprouts, either. I’ve always liked ’em. Even as a kid. So many different recipes for ’em this fall. As long as they don’t hide the real flavor of the little cabbages that’s okay by me.

  40. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — November 14, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    Yum… Brussels roasted with Balsamic vinegar is my FAVORITE way to serve them! Beautiful! And, yes, I do like the look of those countertops… Can’t wait for the big reveal.

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