Honey Chipotle Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle
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.

Brussels Sprouts for the Holiday Table

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
Nick Evans

How to Shop for Chipotle Peppers

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
Nick Evans

Double Roast Your Brussels Sprouts

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
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Scale the Recipe for Large Crowds

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.

More Ideas for Brussels Sprouts!

Honey Chipotle Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 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
    Nick Evans
  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
    Nick Evans
  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.

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey take the sprouts out
    Nick Evans
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey toss the sprouts with the sauce
    Nick Evans
  5. Serve!

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

    Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chipotle serve the sprouts
    Nick Evans
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
175 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 182mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 72mg 362%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 414mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.