maple balsamic brussels sprouts

December 6, 2012

in Recipes, Side Dishes

I am GOING to get you to love Brussels Sprouts whether you like it or not. haha

so this is how good these brussels sprouts were – of the whole dinner I made they were the BEST part! and the rest of dinner was good too so per my hubby these Brussels Sprouts had some competition my friends. 

My inspiration for this recipe was from a new blog I stumbled upon –  The Law Student’s Wife – totally appropriate right – and she lives in Wisconsin so I am totally sure we are going to be the best of food blogging besties :-) and hopefully I am making a great impression- LOL not a creeper desperation like please be my friend impression….haha Check out her blog I really enjoy her writing style.

My recipe varied from hers in that I didn’t have the feta or walnuts – I know total bummer. I also cooked mine in a skillet didn’t bake them – just for time I went this route.

I really really really hope you enjoy as much as we did…. 

Hubby food rating 8.8

maple balsamic brussels sprouts


  • 1lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt


Wash and cut the ends off the Brussels sprouts. Peel off any discolored leaves. I cut the smaller ones in half and quartered the larger ones.
In saute pan heat olive oil over medium heat. When oil is warm add brussel sprouts. Cook for 3-5. Add the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and salt. Stir. Cook for another 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook you do not want your brussels sprouts mushy. Enjoy!

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sally @ sallys baking addiction December 11, 2012 at 9:39 am

I ADORE brussels sprouts and always, always am looking for new ways to enjoy them. I’ve never sauteed them with maple before. And I adore the sounds of it! Writing down this recipe as we speak. I have some in my fridge right now, waiting to be eaten up!
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anotherbiteplease December 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm

oooo…yum…makes me want to make them again…hope you enjoy as much as we did!


jackie @ marin mama cooks December 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I love Brussels and roast them all the time in the winter. I love to roast them up with cauliflower and then top them with a bunch of pomegranate seeds. Super healthy and super yummy. The only way my son will eat Brussels is if I throw the pomegranate seeds on top after. I may have to try them with the maple syrup as I’m sure he would love them that way.

It’s funny how you can have so much in common with fellow bloggers. It makes sense right? I mean were bloggers, so we have that in common from the get go. There are a few bloggers that I have been chatting with for the past year that I have actually been able to meet face to face with. It’s so fun to connect in person, you realize that you have so much more in common when you meet. Anyway, I can’t wait to check out Erin’s blog!
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anotherbiteplease December 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

It has been such fun getting to “know” other food bloggers…and the variety! I love it. I have been Really enjoying following your blog. Your photos are beautiful…and love how you shared the changes in your photography over the year…gives me hope…now if I could just an extra hour every day that noone else had. lol


amy @ fearless homemaker December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I love brussels sprouts + have seen lots of recipes using maple syrup with them, but have yet to try one. Must change that soon, because these look great!
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anotherbiteplease December 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

thanks they really were GREAT…you must try the maple syrup…it is so good and easy!


Erin | The Law Student's Wife December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm

OH THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY! I’m thrilled to pieces that you liked the sprouts! And yes, we may just be blogging besties 😉 Cheers to WI blogging ladies!
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anotherbiteplease December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

thank you for the recipe! Cheers to WI!!! :-)


Haley @ The Saucy Apple December 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

Hey Angela! Did you know I just tried brussels sprouts for the first time a few weeks ago? I will say it was a “baby steps” immersion instead of a full-on immersion. They were buried in a heaping pile of mac n cheese. Nevertheless, I gobbled them up. :) I like the idea of maple balsamic brussels sprouts though. Those are two of my favorite flavors.
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anotherbiteplease December 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

hahaha cheese is the ultimate cover up…I think the sweet is what really makes the brussels sprouts so good!


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