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platter of roasted brussels sprouts drizzled with balsamic reduction
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted brussel sprouts with a sweet and tangy balsamic glaze
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 136kcal
Cost $5

Equipment

  • large rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice I like POM, make sure it is 100% juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Prepare your brussels sprouts. Cut off very bottom of the stem, then slice the sprouts in half lengthwise.
  • Place on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with the oil, then toss to evenly distribute the oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Meanwhile, combine the vinegar, sugar and pomegranate juice in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, over medium high heat, then turn it down just a bit so it's to a simmer.
  • Reduce to about a half of a cup. This will take about 10-15 minutes. See notes for more details. Once it's reduced, turn off the heat and set it aside.
  • Place the Brussels sprouts on a serving dish and drizzle with the glaze. Garnish with pomegranate arils (optional).

Notes

  • As you are reducing the balsamic reduction, you’ll see a ‘line’ in the pan where the sauce was. This will help you know when you have reduced by half. You can always measure it too.
  • The reduction will become thick enough to ‘coat’ a spoon, but it’s still liquid-y. 
  • It will thicken as it cools, so if it’s coating a spoon but not as thick as you want it, let it cool a bit.
  • If you find it too thick as it cools, it may have cooked too long. No worries, just warm it up to drizzle consistency.
  • Store left over reduction in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
  • Don’t stop at brussels sprouts, it’s great on other veggies and protein.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 64mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg