Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

If you looking for a great side with wonderful taste and nutrition, try caramelized Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids. Add the rich taste from caramelized sprouts and you have a winner. This dish has won over many Brussels Sprout haters.

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Many chefs caramelize the sprouts in a pan on the stove and use butter. It is certainly delicious prepared in this classic way. As I’ve mentioned before, I have been roasting most vegetables for the last 10 years for great flavor with lower fat.  Today’s recipe uses extra virgin olive oil and brown sugar to caramelize the sprouts while roasting. This dish goes well with fish, meat, chicken, and even other veggies on a vegetable plate. It’s extremely versatile.



Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Carmelized Brussel Sprouts are a great side with wonderful taste and nutrition.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carmelized brussel sprouts
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs fresh, firm Brussels sprouts
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • optional garnish chopped toasted nuts or dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F
  • Line a baking dish or roasting pan with foil
  • Trim, wash, and halve Brussels sprouts
  • Cut onion into thin wedges
  • Combine onion and Brussels sprouts in the prepared dish
  • Add olive oil, brown sugar, salt and pepper and toss to coat
  • Roast, stirring every 10 minutes, for about 30 to 40 minutes
  • Remove when the Brussels sprouts begin to caramelize and turn golden brown
  • Garnish with dried cranberries or nuts if desired


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

19 thoughts to “Caramelized Brussels Sprouts”

  1. I have always been a fan of Brussel sprouts! This recipe looks like it is very tasty! I have pinned this recipe, so I have it saved to make later! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. YUM! I’ve been craving brussel sprouts (crazy, I know) and this is perfect! I might add some crispy bacon pieces to it, for extra measure 😉 Thanks for sharing this recipe at our Encouraging Hearts & HOme blog hop this week!

  3. I’ve just started eating brussel sprouts in the last few years and now I love them. This recipe looks so good! Thank you for sharing with Party in your PJ’s. I pinned and shared.

  4. Carol that looks like such a delicious recipe. By caramelizing it you add so much more flavor than if it was just with the olive oil.

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