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25-Minute Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Recipe (Quick and Easy)

These tiny crisp and sweet veggies are perfect for a side dish or even an appetizer. The sweetness of the Brussels sprouts and salty bacon combine in a way that will make your taste buds crave for more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Balsamic, Brussels sprout, crispy roast
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 slices organic bacon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • Trim the ends of the sprouts. Cut in halves or leave them whole if they are really small.
    Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Step 1
  • Transfer the sprouts to a baking tray. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper. Drizzle the olive oil. Toss to coat.
    Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe Step 2
  • Roast for 15 minutes at 425F.
  • Meanwhile mix together the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup in a bowl. Chop the bacon.
  • Flip over the sprouts and drizzle the balsamic glaze. Stir again to coat.
  • Top with bacon bits and return to the oven.
  • Roast for 10 more minutes.
  • Top with some more freshly ground pepper and serve warm.


  • Don’t be afraid to add any toppings you prefer to the Brussels sprouts with bacon. Fresh herbs are always a great idea: you may choose between parsley, rosemary, oregano, sage, thyme, basil or cilantro. In case you like hot food, spice them up with a pinch of cayenne and some dried chilies. Pecans, hazelnuts, pine nuts or almonds can enhance the nutty flavor. Even dried cranberries or pomegranate works well.
  • In case some of the leaves fall off the sprouts, don’t you dare throw them away! I believe they are the best part of the roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. They are crunchy and crisp and extremely delicious.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. Put them in an airtight container first. When you want to enjoy them, simply place the sprouts in a baking tray and reheat them at 350F for 5-10 minutes, making sure they don’t burn.
  • Do not prepare them ahead as they taste best exactly after removing from the oven.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.3g | Protein: 6.9g | Fat: 15.2g