How many of you hated brussel sprouts when you were younger? *raises hand* I’m pretty sure I hated 99% of vegetables as a child. Which is funny considering how much I love 90% of vegetables as an adult. I’m not kidding when I say I made roasted brussel sprouts and mushrooms for a snack the other day. Who am I? Lol. One of my friends posted a status about her love of brussel sprouts a while ago. It dawned on me I haven’t tried brussel sprouts since I was little and I hated them. Her status convinced me to give them another try and I’m so happy I did. These honey roasted garlic brussel sprouts are currently one of my favorite veggie snacks.
One of my favorite parts of this side dish or snack is how easy it is to make. I learned the trick of soaking the raw brussel sprouts in salt before cooking them to cut down on the bitter taste. It definitely works and makes them even more delicious. I love brussel sprouts both sauteed and roasted. Roasted is currently my favorite since it allows the flavors to caramelize while baking. Especially with the drizzle of honey on top. This recipe can also be adjusted to your own personal tastes. If you enjoy spice feel free to add cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to your ingredients list. This recipe also works as a snack, side dish, or meal prep option.
I haven’t gotten my husband on board completely. He’s not a fan of the after taste, but each time I make them he looks less and less disgusted. Ha! I’m trying to get my oldest daughter on board for these delicious brussel sprouts too, but she’s in the same boat as her Dad. So far her go to favorite vegetable is still my oven roasted broccoli recipe. Give these honey roasted garlic brussel sprouts a try for your own judgement. Here goes the delicious recipe below!
Honey Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts
- 1/2 lbs. Brussel Sprouts
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. Honey
- 1 tsp. Roasted Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Onion Powder
- Sea Salt *to taste
- Fresh Cracked Black Pepper *to taste
- Cooking Spray
In a medium sized bowl soak your brussel sprouts in 3 cups of water and a tablespoon of salt for 20 minutes.
While they are soaking lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
After they have finished soaking, cut them in half and place them slightly spread out on baking sheet.
Generously drizzle the olive oil over the brussel sprouts and season with your roasted garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. (Feel free to add as much seasoning as you'd like. Try to limit your salt)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Put them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until your desried texture.
You can drizzle a little more honey over the finished brussel sprouts for a sweeter taste if you desire and enjoy!