Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar  – this is my absolute favorite way to eat these little Brussels sprouts. Simply toss Brussels sprouts in a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper and let the oven do the work.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in white serving bowl

Brussels Sprouts

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.)

If you haven’t tried roasted Brussels sprouts, please give these cute little sprouts a chance. Roasted Brussels sprouts make the perfect vegetable side dish for Thanksgiving or any day. I love eating Brussels sprouts year round, but especially during the fall months. And they are always the perfect side dish for any holiday meal. And I promise they won’t taste like your grandma’s mushy Brussels sprouts. Roasted Brussels sprouts are the BEST! They are crispy, caramelized and SO good!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Tips for Roasting Brussels Sprouts

  • Wash the Brussels sprouts under cold water.
  • Cut the hard ends off of the Brussels sprouts with a sharp knife.
  • Cut the Brussels sprouts in half, making sure all of the Brussels sprouts are the same size. If the Brussels sprouts are extra large you can cut them into quarters. If the Brussels sprouts are really small you can leave them whole.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts on a large baking sheet, making sure they don’t touch. If they are too close the Brussels Sprouts will steam and not get crispy. You want crispy Brussels sprouts, not soggy sprouts!
  • Make sure they are evenly coated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Generally season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • To get crispy Brussels sprouts, make sure you roast them at a high heat. I set the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Toss the Brussels sprouts once while they are roasting to make sure all sides get crispy.
  • Roast until the sprouts are nice and crispy, this will take about 40 to 45 minutes.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, the Perfect Side Dish

Roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar are the perfect holiday side dish. “How to cook Brussels sprouts?” you might ask. Glad you asked because they are so so easy! All you have to do is toss the sprouts in a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper. Then, the oven will do the rest of the work. Roasting Brussels sprouts is the BEST way to cook them.

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 🙂

These are the tastiest Brussels Sprouts! You will become a Brussels Sprouts fan after making and eating roasted Brussels Sprouts. They are easy to make and will become your new favorite vegetable!

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pile of baked brussel sprouts in serving dish

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar


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


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts. If the Brussels sprouts are large, cut in half. If they are small, it is ok to leave them whole. If they are extra large, you can quarter them, must make sure they are all the same size.
  • Place sprouts in a medium bowl. Toss with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour Brussels sprouts on a large baking sheet, making sure they aren't touching and roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until sprouts are tender but crispy on the outside. Make sure you stir them a couple of times while they are roasting. Serve warm.

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

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!!

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

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

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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 : )

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. I don’t hate them, I just don’t like them maybe because I’ve never had them this way. I need to give them a second, or third, chance, LOL.

  28. I honestly am not a brussel sprout fan but these *sound* good 😉 I am going to try to give them another shot here at Thanksgiving!

  29. I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried brussels sprouts! I always hear the bad things and have gotten it in my mind that I don’t like them. I just showed my husband your post (he feels the same) and told him we were trying this recipe at Thanksgiving! Thanks for helping me step outside the box 🙂

  30. I still can’t get into Brussels sprouts because they’re just too bitter for me, but my hubby loves them and would love this recipe!

  31. Yum! I’ve been thinking about brussel sprouts a lot lately… I guess I should just make some already! Sounds great with the balsamic. Beautiful photos!

  32. My mom and I were just talking about trying brussels sprouts yesterday. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’m gonna give it a try!

  33. They look amazing Maria. This is the only way to get me to eat brussel sprouts. So delicious with the balsamic vinigar.

  34. I love Brussels sprouts and I love balsamic vinegar – but I’ve never had them together! This is one I definitely need to try.

  35. This is going onto our Thanksgiving table! Lovely and scrumptious! Also, I’m with you– this is one of my all-time favorite vegetables.

  36. Finally a way that I like them! I’ve tried various methods TRYING to like them, but now I do – thank you!

  37. Just tried these! Have never eaten brussel sprouts in my life, but made them and served them to my husband and parents. They were great and everyone liked them! Thank you!

  38. How perfect!? Always looking for simple easy ways to include veggies in our meals! And brussels sprouts happen to be a favorite in our house!

  39. I had never tasted brussel sprouts until I attended a Christmas dinner at my nephews home.   He roasted the brussel spouts just as the recipe stated but he included in the balsamic vinegar  a little honey!!   I have included brussel sprouts in my weekly menus.   I love them❤️