Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Pan of Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is inspired by the fried Brussels sprouts at a restaurant in Austin, Texas, called Mattie’s, and they’re irresistibly delicious. The sprouts are tossed in a sweet-savory, honey mustard glaze and pan fried to perfection (swoon). This may be our new favorite way to eat vegetables.

Prepare to have your mind changed if you think you’re not a Brussels sprouts fan! These roasted Brussels sprouts aren’t like the mushy, flavorless ones you may have tried before. Instead, they’re perfectly crispy and loaded with flavor!

Our 7-ingredient version is light on the oil, oven finished, and garnished with toasted almonds and dates for a nutty, crunchy, sweet finish. Let us show you how it’s done!

Brussels sprouts, coconut aminos, mustard, honey, sea salt, almonds, and dates

First, prepare the honey mustard glaze by combining a mix of grainy and spicy mustards. While the grainy mustard provides texture, the spicy mustard adds a kick.

Next comes honey for sweetness (or sub maple syrup if vegan), coconut aminos for depth of flavor, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Stirring a honey mustard marinade

To cut the Brussels sprouts, we like to halve them without removing the stem. This helps hold the leaves together for even cooking.

Next, the halved Brussels sprouts are added to the honey mustard glaze where they marinate for 10 minutes to soak up the flavors.

Stirring halved Brussels sprouts in a honey mustard dressing

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Once the Brussels sprouts have marinated, they’re removed from the marinade and seared in a skillet for a crispy exterior.

Then they’re transferred to the oven to continue cooking and become tender. We like to roast them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-12 minutes. Smaller sprouts will roast faster and larger ones will take longer.

Finally, the roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed in the remaining honey mustard marinade and topped with toasted almonds for crunchy goodness. For extra bites of sweetness, you can also (optionally) add chopped medjool dates at this time. We highly recommend it!

Cooking Brussels sprouts cut side down in a pan

We hope you LOVE these roasted Brussels sprouts! They’re:

Honey-glazed
Mustardy
Tangy
Naturally sweet
Incredibly flavorful
& Delicious!

They’d work well as a side to nearly any main or with other sides! We think they would pair especially well with our Simple French-Style Potato Salad and Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken.

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Bowl of Roasted Brussels with honey mustard glaze and toasted almonds

Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Delicious honey mustard glazed Brussels sprouts seared then roasted to perfection until golden brown. Just 7 ingredients required for this savory-sweet side dish!
Author Minimalist Baker
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Skillet of Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts with almonds
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 (Servings)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days

Ingredients

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  • 2 tsp grainy mustard (important that it has whole mustard seeds// we like Maille old style mustard)
  • 2 Tbsp spicy mustard (we like 365 organic German mustard)
  • 2 – 2 ½ Tbsp honey, plus more to taste (if vegan, sub maple syrup)
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos (for depth of flavor)
  • 1 pinch each sea salt and pepper (plus a pinch more for topping Brussels sprouts)
  • 2 heaping cups halved Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tsp oil of choice (e.g. avocado or olive // if oil-free, omit or use very small amount of water)

FOR SERVING optional

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 small pitted medjool dates, finely chopped (or sub other dried fruit of choice, such as cherries)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (204 C) — use the convection setting if you have it for crispier Brussels sprouts.
  • Prepare sauce by adding grainy mustard to a medium mixing bowl, along with spicy mustard, honey (or maple syrup), coconut aminos, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt and pepper to taste, coconut aminos for depth of flavor, honey for sweetness, spicy mustard for kick, or grainy mustard for texture.
  • Add halved Brussels sprouts to the bowl and top with a pinch each salt and pepper for added flavor. Then gently toss / stir to coat.
  • Allow Brussels sprouts to marinate for 10 minutes uncovered at room temperature.
  • In the meantime, toast slivered almonds (optional) in a skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. Also pit and chop dates (optional). Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add just enough oil to coat the pan. Wait 1 minute, then use tongs or a slotted spoon to add the Brussels sprouts to the hot skillet, leaving the excess marinade behind (you’ll use it later to glaze after cooking). Ensure the sprouts are arranged cut-side down to get a sear.
  • Pan fry for 3-4 minutes, then stir with a spoon to toss. Transfer to the preheated oven and roast at 400 degrees F for 8-12 minutes, or until the sprouts are golden brown and tender.
  • Remove from the oven and add remaining marinade, toasted almonds, and dates (optional). Serve immediately.
  • Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Not freezer friendly.

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Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.
*Inspired by the Fried Brussels Sprouts at Mattie’s in Austin, TX.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 151 Carbohydrates: 28 g Protein: 3.4 g Fat: 2.6 g Saturated Fat: 0.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.46 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1.63 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 374 mg Potassium: 420 mg Fiber: 3.8 g Sugar: 21.1 g Vitamin A: 747 IU Vitamin C: 84.51 mg Calcium: 43.04 mg Iron: 1.48 mg

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  1. Linsey says

    Made these last night. They turned out delicious, but a bit sweet in my opinion. The sweetness overpowered the mustard flavor (I even added more of both mustards to the sauce). I did not add the dates at the end, which I planned to do, I just forgot. I also forgot the almonds which probably would have helped with the sweetness, so I’ll do that for sure next time. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly.

    Overall a really tasty dish, just a tad sweet. My husband really liked them too!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thanks for the feedback, Linsey! Did you use honey or maple syrup? Either way, feel free to reduce the sweetener next time.

  2. Melissa Strachan says

    Made this recipe today, following the vegan modifications and using pine nuts instead of almonds. Outstanding! Really tangy and sweet and crispy and YUM!!! My new go to recipe for Brussels Sprouts! Thanks for creating and sharing such great recipes.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Yay! We’re so glad you enjoy them, Melissa! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications!

  3. sherry says

    we love brussels sprouts in this house, but especially baked. i love them with maple syrup and bacon and walnuts and a squeeze of orange juice, and yes a bit of tamari or Worcester added is a good thing too! Yum!

  4. Jane Ledwell says

    These were delicious – fresh, local, organic Brussels sprouts and local mustard. I mashed one date into the leftover marinade and smoothed it through the roasted sprouts. Perfect!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Jane! Fresh, local ingredients are the best =) Thanks so much for the lovely review!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Nora, we haven’t tried that, but would suggest omitting it and then taste testing the sauce. Then if it needs more depth, add maybe 1/2-1 tsp tamari? Let us know if you try it!

  5. Amanda says

    WOW this looks and sounds amazing! I’m bookmarking this to make it this weekend. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  6. Kayla says

    I made this tonight and they were delicious! Question though- what kind of pan or baking dish do you recommend transferring them to for the oven? I didn’t see this in the instructions. I threw them on a lightly oiled baking sheet and it’s definitely going to take an overnight soak to get the remaining gunk off the pan. Was there too much of the marinade on them? Or is there a better method for the baking part?
    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kayla, sorry for the confusion here! We suggest using the same pan that you cooked them in on the stovetop. But if it’s not oven-safe, you could maybe transfer to a pre-heated baking sheet lined with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Hope that helps for next time!

  7. Kathy says

    Delicious and so simple to make! I bought Brussels sprouts today, planning to make your amazing Brussels sprout slaw recipe, which I love. But this new recipe caught my eye, and I had all the ingredients, so I gave it a try. I’ll definitely be making it again! Thank you!

    • Gustė says

      hello, this looks delicious! :) want to make it tonight, so a little question – can I make this with frozen brussel sprouts? if so, do I boil them beforehand?

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Gustė, we wouldn’t recommend frozen Brussels sprouts because they won’t get crispy. But if you do want to try it, we would not suggest boiling.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Rachel, a few things could cause that: 1) overcrowded pan, 2) not a high enough temperature, or 3) if too much of the marinade got into the pan in step 6. Hope that helps troubleshoot for next time!

  8. Christina says

    Can’t wait to try this! Do you think the sauce would work for roasting other veg, like broccoli and cauliflower?

  9. Alex Ogden says

    You won’t regret making this recipe! The grainy mustard & honey are amazing with the brussles. The only thing I would do differently next time is cut the ends off the brussles. I cooked for awhile and the ends mine were still pretty tough. However, this is a recipe that I will 100% make again!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Melissa, we haven’t experimented with an air fryer, but we’d think it would work. Let us know if you try it!

      • Melissa K. says

        Well, I marinated the sprouts overnight in the marinade, and air fried them 15 minutes at 400 degrees, stirring them around midway. Oh, my, they were INCREDIBLY delicious!
        NO OIL NEEDED, just the marinade coating. PERFECTION! Thank you! I ate a pound of them for lunch with some Tofu.

  10. Jan says

    This sounds delicious but I am not a fan of sweetness in vegetables. Do you think it would be just as good if I left out the honey? Love seeing your recipes every few days!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jan, we’re not sure how that would turn out. We’d probably recommend reducing rather than omitting. Let us know if you do some experimenting!

  11. Elisa says

    Love the whole food, oil free, plant based recipes you’ve been posting recently! Thanks for offering oil free options! Going to try this tonight!