Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts recipe takes less than 30 minutes for a tasty sweet and spicy side dish. Oven roasted with garlic and pecan, then tossed with sriracha sauce and honey
- About Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts
- How to Make Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
- Recipe Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions
About Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts
After a while, the same old side dishes can get boring. Roasted veggies, especially Brussels sprouts, are great of course. But it's nice to change it up.
And with a sweet and spicy combo, this Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts recipe does the trick.
Hearty Brussels sprouts are roasted in the oven along with garlic and pecans then tossed in sriracha sauce and honey.
While it sounds messy, it's all done on one baking sheet. And you can make it even easier by lining the baking sheet with parchment or foil.
Oil: Olive oil, avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, butter, and bacon grease are all good options. Even though you're tossing the Brussels sprouts in honey and sriracha sauce, they will have more flavor if you roast them with oil or butter.
Brussels sprouts: Fresh, halved Brussels sprouts were used for recipe testing. You can also use pre-chopped. If you are using very large Brussels sprouts, quarter them so they cook faster.
Frozen Brussels sprouts can be used but the recipe hasn't been tested using them. If you are chopping or shredding, decrease the cooking time by 5 minutes and add more if needed.
Salt: The salt balances the spicy and sweetness from the sriracha and honey. Don't skip it, but you can use less if you want. Kosher salt, table salt, and sea salt will all work.
Garlic: Garlic makes everything better. In fact, you might even want to add an extra garlic clove or two to this recipe. Because garlic can burn easily, wait to add it until the Brussels sprouts are almost done.
Pecans: To add a little richness, chopped pecans are tossed into the roasted Brussels sprouts. These are optional but delicious. Another nut or seed, like walnuts or pumpkin seeds, could be used.
Honey: To sweeten the sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts, honey is used. Hence the name of the recipe. You can adjust the amount and start with less and add more if you want. Also, maple syrup could be used but the recipe has not been tested using it.
Sriracha: Naturally, you need something spicy for this bold side dish, and sriracha is a perfect choice. If you are cautious of spicy things, use half the sriracha and add more if needed.
Cost of Recipe
- oil 1 tablespoon: $0.24
- Brussels sprouts 1 pound: $2.98
- salt ½ teaspoon: $0.01
- garlic 1 clove: $0.06
- pecans ¼ cup: $0.62
- honey 3 tablespoons: $0.84
- sriracha 1 teaspoon: $0.03
TOTAL COST: $4.78 or $1.20/serving (Based on San Diego grocery stores 2023)
Note that this is not the recipe; it's simply to show the cost breakdown of ingredients. Be sure to scroll down to the full recipe to see the specific ingredients and directions.
How to Make Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Time needed: 30 minutes
- Toss Brussels sprouts, salt, and oil onto a baking sheet.
Roast in a preheated oven.
- Add pecans and garlic.
Bake a little longer.
- Stir honey and sriracha sauce with the roasted Brussels sprouts.
- Serve and enjoy!
*Adding the garlic and pecans after the Brussels sprouts are almost done is recommended since both garlic and pecans easily burn. Burning them would ruin the dish, so it's best to wait and only cook them for about 5 minutes.
Oil: Olive oil, avocado oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, butter, and bacon grease can all be used.
Salt: Garlic salt or all-purpose seasoning salt can be used in place of regular salt in these sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts.
Garlic: Garlic powder or garlic salt can be used in place of fresh garlic. Use about ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder and add when you would add the fresh garlic. Use garlic salt in place of the salt.
Honey: While the recipe's name is Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, you can use maple syrup in place of the honey if needed. This will change the flavor slightly, but these will still be sweet and spicy.
How to Make Allergy-Friendly
Sriracha honey Brussels sprouts are already gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. Omitting the pecans will make them nut-free. And using maple syrup instead of honey will make them vegan.
How to Fix a Mistake
Too spicy: Drizzle in an extra teaspoon or two of honey. You can also add a few extra pecans.
Too sweet: Drizzle in an extra ¼ teaspoon of sriracha sauce or add a few extra pecans. You can also stir in an extra minced clove of garlic.
While roasted Brussels sprouts are typically best enjoyed right after cooking, you can take a few steps to make these sweet and spicy Brussels sprouts in advance.
Roast the Brussels sprouts, then add the garlic and pecans. Refrigerate.
Once you are ready to enjoy, reheat the Brussels sprouts in a 300°F oven for about 10 minutes or in the air fryer for about 5 minutes. You can also reheat it in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl.
When they are warm, toss them with honey and sriracha. (If you are reheating them in the air fryer, I recommend transferring the Brussels sprouts to a bowl instead of adding honey and sriracha to your air fryer basket.)
These are best enjoyed right after cooking, but leftovers are still tasty.
Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 5 to 7 days.
You can freeze in an airtight container (preferably a bag so you can remove all the excess air) for up to 1 month.
To reheat, transfer to a baking sheet and cook in a 325°F oven until warm, about 5-15 minutes depending on if they were from the fridge or freezer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Roasted Brussels sprouts can stay in the fridge for up to 5 to 7 days.
Thanks to all the nutrients in Brussels sprouts like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber, and even omega-3 fatty acids, these Honey Sriracha Brussel Sprouts are quite nutritious.
One serving of this recipe provides 5 grams of fiber (20% of the recommended amount), 5 grams of protein, 119% Vitamin C, 17% Vitamin A, 14% potassium, and 11% iron.
Along with the bold flavors, fiber and protein help increase satisfaction.
What to Serve with Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
Because these sriracha honey Brussels sprouts have strong flavors, I recommend serving them with something pretty simple like roasted chicken or bacon-wrapped chicken with twice-baked potatoes, smashed potatoes, quinoa pilaf, or rice.
These could also be served as a starter - maybe even add about 1 ounce of blue cheese and or a few slices of crumbled bacon.
Forget boring vegetable side dishes. These spicy sweet Brussels sprouts will become a family favorite thanks to their boldness.
They're simple to make and can be tossed in the oven when you're cooking other components of a meal.
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Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts halved or quartered
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easier clean-up.
- Toss the Brussels sprouts with oil and salt onto the baking sheet.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- Add minced garlic and chopped pecans, and stir together.
- Remove from oven and toss honey and sriracha sauce with the Brussels sprouts until coated.
Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts Nutrition Facts