Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries are a dream team combination for your big meal. Look no further for the perfect brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving!
Did you know it takes me at least three trips to the grocery store to get ready for Thanksgiving? That’s not even counting the emergency run my Dad always seems to make day of. No matter how hard I try, I always seem to forget something. I’m a little behind this year, but I’m hoping to make that first non-perishables run this week. It’s all quite a process, but worth it to feed a big chunk of my family for the big day. I hope you are starting to get ready too.
One new recipe I have this year is this delightfully tasty Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries. These are simply THE best brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving. It’s everything that is good and right about my favorite foodie holiday in one little side dish.
Yes, you could just make my simply roasted Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts…. BUT with just a few more steps you’ve got a total WOW dish for the big day.
The trick is adding those dried cranberries (because there can never be too many cranberries at Thanksgiving in my opinion!)
You add them in the last few minutes of roasting the sprouts and they flavor gets even more intense with just a few glorious minutes in the oven. Brussels sprouts and cranberries are the way to go. They almost taste like candy.
The second trick is that ever so delightful Maple Balsamic glaze. It’s made with simple, easy to find ingredients. These are they types of things I keep on hand in my pantry.
The glaze takes this from a wonderful weekday meal, to a WOW dish for the holidays. But since it is so simple, you could really make this any day of the week. It only looks like you labored over these brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving for much longer.
Don’t worry… I never tell our little secrets. Cooking can be quick, healthy AND delicious.
The combination of flavors is pure perfection.
Add this to your Thanksgiving or Holiday meal plan today! Or make it on a Tuesday… whichever suits your fancy. Don’t forget to drop me a note to let me know what you think!
Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
- pinch of salt & pepper
- cooking spray
- Preheat the oven to 450
- Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl mix the brussels sprouts with the salt, pepper and olive oil. Do not rinse out the bowl. Pour out on baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender and slightly charred.
- In the same bowl toss the cranberries in any extra olive oil. You just need a touch leftover from the bowl. Set aside.
- In the last 5 minutes of cooking the brussels sprouts, add the cranberries to the pan.
- Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing.
- Once the brussels sprouts and cranberries are done cooking toss them in the dressing and serve!
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And make sure you check out this post for all my Thanksgiving recipe ideas!
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ve got some highlights from my weekend trip to Atlanta and my favorite running shoes.
How do you make your brussels sprouts?
What side dishes do you make for Thanksgiving?