Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts


Roasted Brussels SproutsThis is my new favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts and I can’t wait to make them again and again.  Tender crisp on the inside with a sweet, spicy crust these are perfect for snacking.  Although this recipe says 6 servings they’re so addictive you may need to make more.  We ate about half of them before they were even done cooking.

Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 132

Fat per serving: 8.9g

Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts


  • Brussels sprouts - 1-1/2 lbs
  • butter - 2 tbs
  • olive oil - 2 tbs
  • cayenne pepper - 1/4 tsp or more to taste
  • black pepper - 1/2 tsp or more to taste
  • salt - to taste
  • brown sugar - 1-1/2 tbs


Trim sprouts and cut into quarters through the root. Halve sprouts that are especially tiny.

Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring regularly, for 10 minutes until cut surfaces begin to brown.

Add black and cayenne pepper and season with salt to taste. Add brown sugar and reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking, stirring, until outsides begin to caramelize and inside is tender-crisp. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 132 ; Fat: 8.9 g; Saturated Fat: 3.2 g; Trans Fat: 0.0 g; Cholesterol: 10 mg; Sodium: 56 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12.5 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g; Sugars: 4.7 g; Protein: 3.9 g; Points: 3 ; Points Plus: 4 ;


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    • Maggie says

      Hi Dina! I only just discovered I love Brussels sprouts a few years ago and have gone sprout crazy since then. This recipe might be my favorite, though. Hope you can give it a try!

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