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House Favorite Brussels Sprouts

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These House Favorite Brussels Sprouts are the best side veg and are speckled with bright bursts of cranberries and nutty walnuts. The perfect addition to any meal!

Let’s talk about these roasty, sweet, nutty brussels sprouts that combine those tender-crisp, whole-brussel bites with the ultra thin and crispy leaves, all coated with a lil’ mustard-maple drench and speckled with juicy bites of dried cranberry. Oh my gosh. WHY ARE THEY SO GOOD.

To be honest, I have very few “house favorites” in our house because I always change it up. Always trying new recipes, always moving on to the next thing. We hardly stay on any one recipe for more than just a few repeats because new! exciting! rah rah rah. But this recipe has been made WEEKLY for… um, the last five months? It has solidly earned its House Favorite status. We make these brussels sprouts all. the. time.

Dad loves them, toddler loves them, Mom loves them AND loves that everyone loves them. Also: guests love them, although usually if it’s more than just us, we’re going to need to double the recipe because, yes, in our house, we will for sure finish one pan between the three of us.

What You Need To Make These Brussels Sprouts

This is an SOS series recipe – as in, an excellent back pocket choice for when you just need to get something on the table quickly – so here’s our super short and sweet ingredient list:

  • brussels sprouts
  • walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • maple syrup
  • Dijon mustard

And, of course, your standards: olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients for House Favorite Brussels Sprouts

These Sheet Pan Cuties Could Not Be Easier To Make

The brussels get roasted, cut side down, until they are nice and crispy.

The walnuts get added for the last minute for a little toasting.

The cranberries join the cool-down party.

And finally, the sauce gets added directly to the pan. And by sauce, I mean an eyeballed little squirt of Dijon mustard and a solid drizzle of maple syrup. Get a little more olive oil, salt, and pepper up in there and ohhhkay yes. That was easy. We are in business.

Roasted Brussels sprouts on a pan with a spatula

What To Serve with These Brussels In These SOS Times

The brussels in and of themselves aren’t a meal (although, with the cranberries and walnuts in there…maybe they are?), but here are some ideas for what to serve them with – SOS STYLE.

  • Good ol’ spaghetti
  • Chicken (for ultra ease, buy the chicken breasts that are pre-seasoned and just throw it in a skillet)
  • Easy pasta, such as this yummy vegan one
  • Baked salmon
  • Boxed mac and cheese for real I don’t know just an idea

The flavors of this recipe can go so many directions with whatever it is you’re eating. And I’m sure you can think of 100 or more fancier ideas to round out the table if you’re going for a more impressive-dinner-party situation, so don’t let me hold you back.

But for basic nights at home, when you want to really, truly, actually look forward to eating your vegetables, these basic, versatile, saucy, crispy sprouts are where it’s at.

I’m telling you – HOUSE FAVORITE.

Close-up of roasted Brussels sprouts on a pan with walnuts and cranberries.

House Favorite Brussels Sprouts: Frequently Asked Questions

I’m allergic to nuts. What can I substitute?

You could leave the nuts out completely or, if you can have seeds, you could add pumpkin seeds here. Once you add the pumpkin seeds, just keep a close eye on things so they don’t burn.

If they are more of a side dish, what can I serve these brussels sprouts with?

Great thing about these buddies is that they go with just about everything. Some ideas (if you have more time) include Date Night Lemon Pappardelle, these Swedish Meatballs, or this Skillet Chicken with Bacon and White Wine Sauce. YUM! (For SOS-friendly recipes to serve this with, see the list in the above section.)

Can I add meat to these brussels sprouts?

Sure! Some diced pancetta would be great!

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House Favorite Brussels Sprouts


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x

Description

These House Favorite Brussels Sprouts are the best side veg and are speckled with bright bursts of cranberries and nutty walnuts. The perfect addition to any meal! 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 package raw brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • a handful of walnuts
  • a handful of dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • extra olive oil, salt, and pepper as needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place brussels sprouts cut-side down directly on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast brussels sprouts for 15-20 minutes, until cut sides are very brown and some of the leaves are crispy. Add walnuts, mustard, and maple; return to oven for 5-10 minutes to get the walnuts toasted. (You can choose to either add the sauce now, or when the pan comes out of the oven in step 3. If you add it now, it gets kind of baked into the brussels, but if you add it when they’re done baking, it’ll be a little more saucy. I like it both ways. Your choice!)
  3. Remove from oven. Toss with cranberries directly on the baking sheet. Season and serve immediately. Yumo!

Equipment

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brussels sprouts, walnuts, cranberries

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      We like to use the 12 ounce (or similar sized) pre-packaged Brussels sprouts typically found in the produce section!

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    Marilyn Marrs

    A BAG of brussels sprouts? Please give the size in ounces. I am SO eager to make this recipe and, perhaps, convert my husband’s taste buds. Thank you.

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      We like to use the 12 ounce (or similar sized) pre-packaged Brussels sprouts typically found in the produce section!

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        Tim

        Hello POY,
        Based on the first two comments on this recipe, it seems like you should avoid using vague, undefined terms like “a package” or “a handful”. Different cooks prefer different levels of precision. It would be helpful if you could be more precise in your ingredient measurements (in either volume or weight) and the people who count on that precision will appreciate it. The people who cook with a “handful of this” and a “dash of that” won’t pay close attention to precise measurements anyway, so they’ll be fine either way.

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    Freda Addison

    Lindsay, I have to tell you this is the BEST Brussels sprouts recipe I have ever tried. It is scrumptious!
    My son and his wife came for supper tonight and I made pork chops, roast potatoes and your House Favourite Brussels Sprouts recipe and everyone raved
    about it. This is the first time I have ever written to
    Praise a recipe – that’s how much we all loved it.
    Thank you for the recipe!






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    Erica

    Is this a side dish? Or do you eat it on top of rice or some other base?
    Looks so good!

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        Ann

        Making this a s
        2nd time to serve with mushroom risotto.

        I love this dish and how it works with mushrooms!






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    Jenny

    Just made this tonight and subbed pecans for walnuts. My husband and I both LOVED it!!!! Will definitely make again- thinking about adding bacon too, because bacon 🤷🏼‍♀️😋






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    Well these are the best brussels I’ve ever had. I did add some bacon, because: bacon. But I’m pretty sure they would have still been devoured without it. I don’t think I’ll ever make brussels any other way again.






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    Amity

    I made these the other night after seeing them on your Instagram and oh my goodness, they are amazing! I think they could convert any b/sprout hater, they’re THAT good! I think they’ll become a house favourite in our home too.

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    Stephanie K.

    Wow, these were good! I felt like I was eating at a restaurant…in my own kitchen. I substituted pecans for walnuts, and I served these next to Best Anytime Baked Chicken Meatballs. Will be adding this to our weekly rotation!






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    Camille

    Yuuummmm!! I had Brussels and a cranberry/nut topping I hadn’t used from a salad mix. This was a hit for sure






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    Kaitlin

    Made with almonds because I was out of walnuts, and it was still delicious. Served with a side of roasted potatoes and some steak. Will definitely be making again






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    Sally Robbins

    These are THE BOMB! This recipe is definitely going into regular rotation. You hit all the right notes with this one. Thank you!






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    I was on the verge of drooling as I read this. Brussel sprouts are one of my favorites but I have always just roasted them with a bit of oil and that’s it. I can’t wait to try this, maybe tonight with some steaks and dill mashed potatoes. Thanks!






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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Yes and yes to the steaks and dill mashed potatoes! Hope you enjoy the sprouts!

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    Abby

    These are great!! I actually look forward to having Brussels sprouts now!! Best recipe and super easy.






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    Adrienne Butler

    These are outrageously delicious and easy to make. Thank you for this recipe.






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    Cyndy

    This was an awesome recipe!! I added a garlic clove while I was roasting the sprouts and added dried figs that I had just done today along with the dressing 👍👍 thanks for sharing






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    Jocelyn

    My family loved these! I whisked the mustard and maple syrup together before drizzling over the sprouts, and it worked well for me.

    Thank you for sharing a delicious dish that I will make again.