Chipotle-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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Chipotle-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts only call for 5 ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. Deeply caramelized with savory-sweet flavor, they’re an easy way to elevate weeknights.

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Why You’ll Love these Chipotle-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Allow me to introduce you to our favorite new recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts.

Roasted to perfection with crispy leaves, tender insides, and subtle smoky spice. The savory-sweet glaze really elevates these sprouts, making them downright addictive.

Much like these Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi Sauce, this the perfect weeknight recipe to elevate any dinner spread.

Not to mention the tastiest way to reach our daily veggie quota.

For more Brussels sprouts recipe inspiration, try my favorite Brussels Sprouts Salad and these Miso-Sesame Brussels Sprouts.

Recipe Ingredients

Recipe ingredients in separate bowls on a wooden tray with labels.

Try this recipe for balsamic Brussels sprouts, and I bet you will eat these right off the sheet pan!

  • Brussels Sprouts: Look for ones that are similar in size to ensure consistent cooking. It’s important to trim off the stem end of the sprout, and discard any damaged, discolored leaves
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Use a good quality balsamic vinegar, as it’s one of the main flavor agents of the dish.
  • Honey: A little honey lends acid and sweetness to the sauce. Alternatively, you can use maple syrup.
  • Adobo Sauce: This is the sauce that chipotle chiles are canned in. It’s super smoky and spicy, so a little goes a long way.
  • Olive Oil: Essential for perfectly crispy, caramelized, and flavorful sprouts! You can also use avocado oil.

For the full list of recipe ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.

Substitutions/Additions

  • Make Vegan: Swap the honey for maple syrup.
  • Add Bacon: The salty-savory flavor of bacon complements this dish beautifully. Simply add chopped pieces of raw bacon to the sheet pan with the Brussels sprouts and it will become perfectly crispy alongside the sprouts.
  • Add Garlic: During the final 5 minutes of roasting, toss 2 cloves of minced garlic in with the Brussels. (This will help prevent it from burning.)
  • Make Spicy: These sprouts are already subtly spicy, however you can increase the adobo sauce to 1 Tbsp for more kick.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare glaze by combining olive oil, balsamic, honey, adobo sauce, and salt in a large bowl. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Empty onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

Chipotle-balsamic glaze being mixed in a bowl, and tossed with Brussels sprouts.

Step 2: Roast Brussels sprouts at 450ºF for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan once halfway through, until crispy.

Halved Brussels sprouts being roasted on a sheet pan.
Roasted Brussels sprouts on a silver sheet pan.

Recipe Tips and Tricks:

  • Do Not Overcrowd the Pan. If you crowd the pan, the Brussels sprouts will steam instead of roast, which prevents them from becoming crispy. Make sure they are in a single layer so the air can circulate.
  • Roast Cut Side-Down. The flat surface will pick up the most caramelization.
  • Roast at a High Temperature. I suggest either 425ºF or 450ºF to encourage the best texture.

Serving Suggestions:

Recipe FAQs

Are Brussels Sprouts Healthy?

Brussels sprouts are a great source of fiber and antioxidants, making them a healthy vegetable option.
They’re particularly rich in Vitamins K and C, as well as potassium.

Do I Need to Soak Brussels Sprouts Before Cooking?

No, it is not necessary to soak Brussels sprouts before cooking them. Some recipes will soak Brussels spouts to clean them and remove any dirt hiding under the outer leaves. However as long as you rinse them, trim off the stems, and peel away any dirty outside leaves, there is no need to soak them first.

How to Trim Brussels Sprouts:

Using a knife, trim off the bottom of the tough stem end of each Brussels sprout. Next, remove any damaged leaves, and cut each Brussels sprout in half lengthwise, from tip to trimmed end.

Silver bowl filled with roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts.

More Brussels Sprouts Recipes to Try:

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5 from 2 votes

Chipotle-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Chipotle-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts only call for 5 ingredients and are ready in 30 minutes. Deeply caramelized with savory-sweet flavor, they're an easy way to elevate weeknights.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

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Ingredients  

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450ºF. Trim and slice Brussels sprouts in half, discarding any discolored or damaged leaves.
  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil, balsamic, honey, adobo, and salt; mix to combine. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
    Empty Brussels sprouts onto a large rimmed baking and arrange cut side-down, avoiding any overlap. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the pan once midway through, until tender and crisp.

Notes

  • Serve alongside salmon, roasted chicken, burgers, steak, etc.! 
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.66cup | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 390mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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  1. Amy says:

    5 stars
    As with pretty much every recipe I’ve tried from this site, this was so delicious! This recipe is a keeper.