Sharon’s Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Posted: February 8, 2014 in recipes, Uncategorized
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By David Grotto, RDN

Looks yummy, eh?
Well I must tell you. My wife Sharon and I absolutely LOVE Brussels sprouts – not only for their wonderful taste but also because they are an outstanding member of the crucifers – a group of stinky veggies that contain cancer-fighting and immune-boosting plant chemicals called glucosinolates. But unfortunately, they’ve been a bit of a hard sell to the Grotto girls. Alas! We may be on to something because when we served them to the kids last evening, they ate every last one of them and said, “I’d eat this version of Brussels sprouts, any day!” So without further ado, here’s the recipe that won the kids over.

Servings: 4

Cooking and prep time: 25 minutes


1 Pound Brussels Sprouts (pick smaller varieties – they tend to be sweeter and less bitter)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 tsp McCormick Smokehouse Maple (optional. leave out if you don’t want a smokey flavor)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 tbsp real maple syrup


Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Wash Brussels sprouts, remove any damaged leaves and slice each sprout in half. Pat dry. Add sprouts to a medium mixing bowl with all of the other ingredients and mix well. Spray a 9×12 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour sprout mixture into the baking dish and spread out over the entire bottom. Place in oven for about 20-25 minutes, stirring 2-3 times during the baking period. Brussels sprouts should be well-browned and starting to char when done. Serve.

Let me know what you think and if you have any of your own tricks to get kids to eat these cute little cabbage-like veggies!

  1. […] Sharon’s Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts. […]

  2. hi2mommy says:

    Trying this at a dinner party tonight!

  3. Thanks Dave and Sharon!! I made these for dinner tonight and they were a big hit with my whole family! I will make them again and again. The perfect combo of sweet and savory! Delicious!!

  4. Judy Blatman says:

    They look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Sue Durso says:

    Bought some brussel sprouts at Sam’s in the bag. Not a bad one in the whole bunch. Then I remembered Sharon’s recipe and thought I’d give it a try. Wasn’t sure if I should make the whole 2 lb bag in case I didn’t like it, but I doubled the recipe and made the 2 lbs. Well, let me tell you that I could’ve eaten all of it in one sitting!!! Simply delicious!! I didn’t have the smokehouse liquid maple, but made it without it. Very good, but next time I will add that cuz I think it could it would be extra special with a little more maple flavoring in it. Thanks Dave and Sharon, this is going to be my new
    special veggie to bring to any get together. And of course for me alone too! Very easy to make.

  6. Definatley gonna have to try these sprouts a surprise for the kids tonight 🙂 Thanks love your articles lots to read and try 🙂

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