Honey Chipotle Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Spice up your holiday table with these Honey Chipotle Brussels Sprouts. They're roasted in the oven, then tossed with honey-chipotle sauce in the last few minutes of cooking for a spicy spin on a classic.

Photography Credit: Nick Evans

Holiday side dishes are tricky beasts. People expect what they expect—the classics: mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy. You don’t want to venture too far out of the standard realm of side dishes for fear of invoking disappointment or anger.

Still, I like to occasionally throw a curveball into the mix.

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Brussels sprouts are always a standard on my holiday table. Mostly I keep them simple, either roasted with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of Parmesan, or shredded into a light starter salad and tossed with apple cider vinaigrette and dried cranberries.

These roasted honey chipotle Brussels sprouts will fit right in on your table spread, but they bring a fun twist. They’re slightly spicy and sweet, and they go well with any protein you would serve during the holidays, whether it’s roasted turkey or even something as hearty as prime rib.

Honey Chipotle Brussels Sprouts on pan


There are a number of options out there when you are looking for chipotle peppers. For this sort of application, I prefer the canned ones that come in adobo sauce, which is a deep, slightly spicy, red sauce.

The peppers are easy to prepare by scraping out the seeds and then mincing the flesh. You can also use the sauce itself in recipes, which this one does. A little goes a long way.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey toss the sprouts with the sauce


I like to roast Brussels sprouts at a fairly high heat so they caramelize, but this will burn the honey chipotle mixture if you leave it on the entire time.

So I recommend roasting the sprouts alone with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, then tossing with the flavorful sauce about halfway through and returning to the oven to finish roasting.

Since your oven will most likely be stuffed during the holiday season, you can do the first roast of the sprouts ahead of time. Then just toss them with the chipotle honey sauce and roast a second time right before serving!

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle serve the sprouts


As written, this recipe served four, but it’s easily doubled and you could probably get three batches of the recipe out of one can of chipotle peppers.


Honey Chipotle Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is easily doubled and while leftovers are okay when you reheat this, the sprouts are best right out of the oven while they are still crispy on the edges.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 chipotle peppers, from a can of chipotles in adobo
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from chipotle can


1 Preheat oven to 400°F.

2 Prepare the sprouts: Cut Brussels sprouts in half through the end and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out sprouts on an even layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle roast the sprouts

3 Prepare the honey-chipotle sauce: Using a small knife, split chipotle peppers in half and remove seeds. Then mince the peppers and add to a small bowl with honey and one tablespoon of adobo sauce from the can.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chipotle make the sauce

4 Finish the sprouts: Remove the sprouts from the oven and stir to ensure even cooking, then spread them again into an even single layer on the baking sheet. Toss with the honey chipotle mixture, but reserve a few tablespoons for finishing the sprouts. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.

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5 Serve! Drizzle with the remaining few tablespoons of sauce, and serve sprouts while warm.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle serve the sprouts

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Nick Evans

Nick has been writing delicious recipes for the home cook for almost a decade. He lives in Denver, CO and embraces a delicate balance of diaper changing, trail running and beer drinking. His website is Macheesmo and his first book is Love Your Leftovers.

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  1. Sam

    I found the glaze was a little too sweet. In the future I would adjust the honey by half or a quarter.

  2. Stephanie

    Came out delicious! I changed the glazing time in the oven to 2 minutes as well. I also left in all thr seeds as we like things quite spicy. Fantastic recipe. Tried it out on my husband who “hates” brussel sprouts. He loved it.


  3. Michelle

    These look delicious. I plan on making them for Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving is not at my home. I need to take these on the go. Do you think they’ll be okay if I prepare them the morning of, and reheat them in a small crock pot?

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  4. Alex

    Absolutely delicious. Spicey, sweet and perfect on rice. I served this with pan roasted chicken and sprinkled everything with fresh coriander.

    I did, however, reduce the last roasting time with the glaze on to 2 minutes from 10 and that was enough. 10 minutes more would have burned my sprouts.


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