Maple-Dijon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels sprouts have come a long way since their flavorless boiled preparation of the past. Now, this trendy cruciferous veggie is all the rage, probably because people have figured out the necessity of adding sugar to complement its bitterness.

Recipe developer and registered dietitian, Kristen Carli, MS, RD, brings us this recipe for maple Dijon Brussels sprouts. "I often advise my patients on ways to add flavor to their veggies. We are all used to marinating our meat, but we often forget this step when cooking with vegetables," Carli explains. "Veggies need to be prepared with seasonings too!". This tip is crucial for us. We will no longer allow sad boiled Brussels sprouts at our dinner table.

Adding flavor does not have to be complicated or require an endless list of ingredients. This recipe comes together in less than an hour with only six ingredients — three if you don't count the kitchen staples of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Gather your ingredients for maple Dijon Brussels sprouts

To make these maple Dijon Brussels sprouts, you can start by gathering your ingredients. For this recipe, you will need Brussels sprouts, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Remove stems and halve the sprouts

Because Brussels sprouts grow on a stalk, the stems can be rather tough, so it's best to remove these tough stems. You can do so by slicing them off the bottom, removing a small portion of the sprout with the stem. Then, halve the Brussels sprouts and place them in a large bowl.

Make the maple and Dijon glaze

The key to making Brussels sprouts that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy is adding flavor, which is where the sweet and tangy maple Dijon sauce comes into play. In a small bowl, add the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Whisk this mixture well until it is fully emulsified.

Pour sauce over brussels sprouts, toss, and bake

Pour the maple mixture over the halved Brussels sprouts. Give the veggies a good toss, ensuring that they are well-coated. You want every last bit to be covered in that flavorful sauce. Then, pour them onto a large baking sheet and spread them out before baking in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Once they're done baking, the sprouts should be perfectly tender. Serve them alongside pork tenderloin, chicken, steak, or bring them to a holiday gathering.

Maple-Dijon Brussels Sprouts Recipe
5 from 17 ratings
Add some flavor to an otherwise bitter side dish with this maple-Dijon Brussels sprouts recipe.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
40
minutes
Servings
6
servings
brussels sprouts in bowl
Total time: 50 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Remove the tough stem from each Brussels sprout, then halve them.
  3. In a small bowl, add the maple syrup, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk to combine.
  4. Place the halved Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Pour the maple/Dijon mixture over the sprouts, tossing to thoroughly coat each one. Pour the sprouts out onto a large baking sheet in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, then serve right away.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 123
Total Fat 2.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22.8 g
Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
Total Sugars 11.3 g
Sodium 400.0 mg
Protein 5.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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