Orange Glazed Brussels 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!!

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 To Make Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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!!

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!!

Easy and Healthy

This is such an easy side dish to prepare that will feed a holiday crowd.

And unlike many holiday foods that are loaded with fat and guilt, you can feel good about serving up this naturally vegan and gluten-free 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!!

Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Orange Glazed Brussels 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!!

Yield: 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

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

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. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 298mg Carbohydrates: 22g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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4 comments on “Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts”

  1. I am suddenly having a craving for Brussels sprouts! Thanks for the tip on the marmalade–I might opt for jam since there is acv in the recipe. This looks fantastic!

  2. These were so good! I went with Smuckers sweet orange marmalade and it was probably more like preserves–not really very bitter. I love roasted Brussels sprouts and will definitely make them this way again. I also tried broiling them which gave me some nice charred edges and saved a few minutes of time.

    Rating: 5
    • Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that you enjoyed these a lot and will make them again! I love a little bit of broiling on brussels, both for the times savings and the little bit of char.

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