Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts

updated Aug 30, 2023
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Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts

Thanks to a preheated baking sheet and the addition of honey, these brussels sprouts are extra caramelized and extra crispy.

Serves2 to 4

Prep10 minutes

Cook25 minutes to 30 minutes

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Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Pearl Jones

In the heat of a hot oven, Brussels sprouts caramelize and crisp beautifully. But this recipe doubles down on both those characteristics in two ways. Roasting them with honey (in addition to your usual olive oil, salt, and pepper) means they get even more caramelized. And because Brussels sprouts are on the bitter side, sweetness is a welcome counterpoint.

But to keep everything from being too cloying, these Brussels sprouts are also roasted with a shake of red pepper flakes — think of it as an easy homemade alternative to using a bottle of hot honey.

Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani; Food Styling: Pearl Jones

For extra-crisp Brussels sprouts, we preheat the baking sheet they’ll roast on: Just stick the sheet pan in the oven while it preheats. It’s just like getting your cast iron pan hot before searing. The hotter the surface, the more crispy your food will be. 

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Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts

Thanks to a preheated baking sheet and the addition of honey, these brussels sprouts are extra caramelized and extra crispy.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 25 minutes to 30 minutes

Serves 2 to 4

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons

    olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons

    honey

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons

    red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon

    kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound

    Brussels sprouts

Instructions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Place a baking sheet in the oven while it heats. Meanwhile, trim and halve 1 pound Brussels sprouts.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes. Toss the brussels sprouts in the bowl with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a generous grind of black pepper. Stir until combined.

  3. Place the brussels sprouts on the preheated baking sheet cut sides down. Roast for 15 minutes. Flip the Brussels sprouts and continue roasting until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 5 days.