Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts — A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe 

These orange glazed Brussels sprouts is such an easy side dish to prepare that will feed a holiday crowd.

Unlike many holiday foods that are loaded with fat, you can feel good about serving up this naturally vegan and gluten-free fall side dish.

Actually I love Brussels sprouts so much that I would be happy with them as the main dish. No shame in admitting my love for sprouts! 

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

What’s in the Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts? 

To make the glazed roasted Brussels sprouts, you’ll need: 

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Orange marmalade 
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Red pepper flakes 

How to Make Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

This is such an easy roasted Brussels sprouts recipe! Simply prepare the sprouts (halve them and remove the woody ends and outer leaves), toss them with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast. 

You can either broil the sprouts or roast them at a high temperature such as 475F. Broiling is quicker but be careful not to burn them which is easier to do with broiling. Roasting is safer but takes a bit longer and if you’re pressed for time like I always am, I broiled these.

After they’re cooked and tender, toss them with orange marmalade or orange preserves, apple cider vinegar, and for a tiny touch of heat sprinkle them with red chili flakes.

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

How Long Does it Take to Roast Brussels Sprouts? 

If broiling the sprouts: Broil for 5 minutes on one side, flip, then broil for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. 

If roasting the sprouts at 475F: Roast for 10 minutes on one side, flip, then roast for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. 

Using Orange Marmalade Vs. Orange Preserves

I am not an orange marmalade, jam, jelly, or preserves connoisseur but I do know that anything labeled orange marmalade tends to be more bitter than the others. And all varieties of orange marmalade vary in their level of bitterness.

Since sprouts already have some natural bitterness as cruciferous vegetables tend to, if you are going to use orange marmalade, be careful that your marmalade isn’t too bitter or the net result of the side dish could read too bitter.

This happened to me the first time I made this dish and it wasn’t enjoyable.

If you’re looking for a tangy-sweet-touch-of-bitterness all rolled into one type of flavor profile, I would use an orange jam or preserves which will be sweeter and the overall dish will read sweeter, but not in a bad way. Those bitter little sprouts readily accept some sweetening up. 

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

Tips for the Best Glazed Brussels Sprouts 

Although you can technically roast frozen Brussels sprouts, I much prefer using fresh sprouts for this recipe. 

If you don’t have apple cider vinegar on hand, you may substitute another mild vinegar. 

If using the red pepper flakes, add just a pinch, taste the sprouts, and add more if desired. Those tiny pepper flakes pack in a big punch! 

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts — A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts - A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!
Yield: 8

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

A FAST and EASY side dish that jazzes up Brussels sprouts with a citrus twist!! Great for fall and winter holiday entertaining or as HEALTHY weeknight side!!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade, preserves, jam or jelly; or to taste (see NOTE 2 below)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • pinch red chile pepper flakes, optional and to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to the high broil setting (or 475F) and line a sheet pan with foil for easier cleanup. See NOTE 1 below.
  2. Add the sprouts to the pan, evenly drizzle oil, evenly season with salt and pepper, toss with your hands to coat evenly, and arrange the sprouts cut side down.
  3. Broil for about 5 minutes on the first side (or about 10 minutes at 475F), flip sprouts, and broil for an additional 3-4 minutes (or about 5 to 7 minutes at 475F), or until sprouts are as done as desired.
  4. To a large microwave-safe bowl, add the orange marmalade, preserves, etc. and heat on high power for about 45 seconds, or until it begins to soften and almost melt.
  5. Add the vinegar and stir to combine.
  6. Add the cooked sprouts, optional chile flakes, and stir to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Notes

1. Broiling is quicker but be careful not to burn them which is easier to do with broiling. Roasting is safer but takes a bit longer and if you're pressed for time like I always am, I broiled these.

2. Anything labeled orange marmalade tends to be more bitter than jam, jelly, or preserves. And all varieties of orange marmalade vary in their level of bitterness. Since sprouts already have some natural bitterness, if you're using marmalade, be careful that your marmalade isn’t too bitter or the net result of the side dish could read too bitter. If you’re looking for a tangy-sweet-touch-of-bitterness all rolled into one type of flavor profile, I would use an orange jam or preserves which will be sweeter and the overall dish will read sweeter, but not in a bad way. 

Storage: Sprouts will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

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