Crispy honey sriracha brussels sprouts are a perfect side dish to accompany a quick weeknight meal or even Thanksgiving dinner. The sweetness of the honey pairs perfectly with the hot sauce, creating a sweet and spicy glaze that is irresistible. Roast the brussels sprouts in the oven for 25 minutes for crispy perfection.
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Why These Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are the Best!
If you are a fan of brussels sprouts and spicy food, you will love these crispy brussels sprouts with spicy honey sriracha sauce. I have been on an oven-roasted brussel sprouts kick lately, and also whipped up this tasty maple balsamic glazed version for anyone that prefers a sweeter glaze for their sprouts.
I love side dishes that require very little prep time. This way I can focus on the main course and other kitchen tasks. These spicy brussels sprouts are quick to make and use only a handful of simple ingredients.
While being easy to make this recipe is not lacking in flavor! The combination of honey and sriracha are the perfect sweet and spicy glaze for the crispy brussels sprouts.
What Are Brussels Sprouts?
While it is assumed by many that brussels sprouts are just baby cabbages, they are not. They are part of the same same family as cabbages which is why they have a similar appearance. However, cabbage heads grow out of the ground, while brussels sprouts are buds that grow on a thick stalk.
They are called brussels sprouts because they were cultivated in Belgium but there is evidence they were eaten before that by the Romans.
Brussels sprouts have many health benefits. They are loaded with vitamins and are high in fiber.
brussels sprouts- are available year around in the produce section of your grocery store. For this recipe, fresh is the best option.
sriracha- a Japanese hot sauce that is easily found in local grocery stores.
shallot- shallots are a type of onion. It has a sweeter, milder flavor than an onion.
Large rimmed baking pan- unlike a flat cookie sheet, this has a small edge to the pan so that your sprouts do not slide off. Make sure you use a large one so you have plenty of room to spread the brussels out.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason why we roast vegetables at such a high temperature is because it is the best way to get the crispy charred outside and the soft, fork-tender center that is the ideal texture for roasted vegetables. Lower temperatures cannot create that texture so do not be afraid to turn up the heat on your oven.
Next we need to prepare the brussels for roasting. Wash, remove any discolored leaves and trim of the stem end from the sprout. I also like to cut mine in half lengthwise for a bite sized piece. If you have larger sprouts, you may want to cut into quarters so they cook evenly.
Add the brussels sprouts to a large bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt. Make sure to coat the brussels sprouts well with olive oil because that will help them get crispy in the oven.
Spread the brussels sprouts in a single layer on a parchment paper lined sheet pan. Place the tray in the preheat oven for 15 minutes and prepare the honey sriracha sauce. In a small bowl combine the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, sriracha and honey. Chop the garlic and slice the shallot into very thin slices.
After the first 15 minutes of roasting, remove the baking tray from the oven, pour the spicy sauce over the brussels sprouts along with the shallot and garlic. I like to add the shallot and garlic at the end of the roasting process because they have a tendency to burn quickly. Return the baking tray to the oven and continue roasting. Ten minutes is the perfect amount of time to roast the shallot and garlic.
After removing the sriracha honey brussels sprouts from the oven, transfer them to a large serving bowl or plate. Make sure to get all of the honey sriracha mixture from the pan. Serve the sprouts right away for the best crispy texture.
Here are a few main dishes that will pair well with this healthy side dish.
- Easy Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin (with Sweet & Spicy Rub)
- Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin Recipe
- Easy Skillet Caprese Chicken
- Feta Spinach Chicken Burgers with Greek Yogurt Sauce
- Roast at a higher temperature, no lower than 400 degrees for crispy brussels sprouts.
- Serve brussels sprouts right away to enjoy the crispiest texture.
- I found 2 teaspoons of sriracha to be the perfect amount of heat, but you can add more or less depending on your taste.
How to Store
Although I recommend serving these right away, you can store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-5 days. They will not be crispy but can be reheated in the microwave for 60-90 seconds.
Can I Air Fry Brussels Sprouts?
Yes, these brussels sprouts can easily be made in the air fryer. To make air fryer brussels sprouts, follow the same steps and roast with only olive oil and salt. Set the air fryer to 380 degrees and time for 12 minutes. At the half way point, shake the basket, add the shallots and garlic and a drizzle of sauce. Continue to roast for the remaining time or until crispy to your liking. Then toss the brussels sprouts in the remaining sauce after they are finished air frying. This is a great way to free up oven space for all of the Thanksgiving side dishes.
While this is a great vegetarian side dish it is not vegan unless you substitute honey for maple syrup or agave syrup.
If you can not find shallots, thinly sliced red onion will also work well in this dish.
You have to roast at a higher temperature to get the best crispy texture for roasted vegetables. Make sure to set your oven at a minimum of 400 degrees Fahrenheit for the best results.
No, it is not necessary to blanch brussels sprouts before roasting. They will become crisp on the outside and fork-tender in the center by roasting in the oven.
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Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts (Oven Roasted)
- rimmed baking sheet
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
- 2 tablepoons olive oil, divided
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons shallot, sliced very thin
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Rinse the brussels sprouts in cool water and cut of the stem end. Cut the sprouts in half lengthwise. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Put the brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil and salt.
- Spread the sprouts onto the prepared baking pan. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 15 minutes.
- While roasting prepare the sriracha sauce, by mixing together the hot sauce, honey and remaining olive oil. Cut the shallot into thin slices and mince the garlic.
- After the first 15 minutes of roasting, remove the brussels sprouts from the oven. Stir them on the baking tray. Pour the sriracha honey sauce over them and sprinkle with garlic and shallots. Return to the oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes.
- After the 10 minutes, remove from oven and serve immediately for the best crispy brussels sprouts.