Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Sooooo, I have a confession to make. I’ve never cooked with brussels sprouts until this week.

Crazy, I know. There has just always been something about them that not only didn’t make me want to cook with them, but I also really didn’t eat them. Whenever I saw them on a table at a meal I skipped them (coming from the girl that always ate extra servings of broccoli & green beans as a kid). It wasn’t until I was at a wedding shower this past summer that I saw a brussels sprouts salad that looked really good and decided to give them a try. It was a chilled salad, but the brussels sprouts had been cooked, and it was DELICIOUS. I don’t know exactly what it was about the salad, but the whole thing was freaking fantastic.

So, I thought, maybe brussels sprouts aren’t that bad?

But… what about warm? They were fantastic in a chilled salad, but warm? I wasn’t too sure.

But for some reason last weekend when I was grocery shopping I picked up the bag of brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s and decided to give it a shot.

I knew they would make a great side dish (especially for the upcoming holidays!) so I wanted to get a bit creative with the flavor. I assume that they aren’t too tasty on their own? I reached for my easy-pour bottle of Nektar Honey Crystals, olive oil, and garlic powder and gave it all a stir before roasting them in the oven.

Hey, it turns out these roasted brussels sprouts are actually really good !

I ended up snacking on these a lot since I made them and will definitely be experimenting around more with flavors too. I loved the garlic in this dish, but I also loved the sweetness from the Nektar Honey Crystals! They provided just the right amount of sweetness to offset the garlic and they combined for a delicious flavor.

And now that I am a fan of brussels sprouts, I am going to make it a point this holiday season to make my family fans too. This side dish would make for the perfect dish alongside Christmas dinner!

Honey Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Brussels Sprouts, trimmed + cut halved lengthwise
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tbsp Nektar Honey Crystals

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix together
  • Spread on a baking sheet and roast in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until tender, tossing half way

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2 Comments

  1. Karen Eggleston

    YUMMMMMM I’m going to try the recipes………..

  2. Karen Eggleston

    YUMMMMMM I’m going to try the recipes………..They look easy to make just in time for the holidays!!!!

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