November 8, 2022| By

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
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Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are crispy oven-roasted brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet and spicy honey and sriracha glaze. This quick and easy side dish is so addictive, that you'll be adding it to your weeknight dinner rotation!

I love brussels sprouts because they are such a versatile vegetable. They can be seasoned in a variety of ways and go well with so many other foods!

honey sriracha brussels sprouts in a large serving bowl.
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Roasted brussels sprouts with sriracha-honey drizzle are a fun way to spice up your next meal. The brussels sprouts are diced, roasted then coated in a delicious sticky sauce that packs the heat and the sweet!

I've always been a big fan of brussels sprouts. They're the perfect easy side dish for just about any meal. These honey sriracha brussel sprouts are an easy recipe that have the perfect amount of heat and are roasted to golden perfection.

The sweet and savory sriracha honey sauce has fresh garlic, soy sauce, honey, and thyme with a little smoked paprika. Then the brussels sprouts are roasted with bacon until crispy perfection and then tossed in the sriracha-honey sauce for the perfect side dish.

roasted brussels sprouts in a bowl with a serving spoon.

I also topped them with pecans and parmesan cheese - don't knock it til you try it, this flavor combo is unlikely but oh so delicious! It's my new favorite way to enjoy brussels sprouts!

Save this recipe for thanksgiving dinner as a nice way to spice up the meal! There's something about the combination of honey and a spicy sauce that makes it so appealing to my tastebuds.

If you want more tasty ways to enjoy brussels sprouts, then you have to try my Brussels Sprouts with Spicy Honey and Burrata, Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, and Sour Cream and Onion Noodles with Chicken & Brussels Sprouts.

What is Sriracha?

Sriracha is a Southeast Asian hot sauce made of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It is spicy with a hint of tanginess. It goes well on noodles, eggs, rice, and even brussels sprouts!

Ingredients

ingredients to make honey sriracha brussels sprouts - brussels sprouts, bacon, thyme, butter, sriracha, honey, soy sauce, smoked paprika, pecans, parmesan, and lemon zest.

A few simple ingredients make such a delicious recipe!

  • Brussels sprouts: These are best enjoyed when they are in season, between September and February.
  • Salt and pepper: Just enough to taste.
  • Bacon: because bacon makes literally everything better.
  • Butter: Use salted butter for more flavor.
  • Garlic: Make sure it is finely diced. Garlic powder works here too!
  • Sriracha: the spiciness of the sriracha goes so well with the honey. This recipe calls for 3 tablespoon of sriracha. If you like extra spicy brussels sprouts, you can add more! Conversely, for milder flavor, add less.
  • Honey: the sweetness of the honey and sriracha is the perfect balance of flavor.
  • Soy sauce: Try to use a low sodium option so it is not too salty.
  • Smoked Paprika: for a little smoky flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese: the nutty flavor of the parmesan goes SO well with this recipe. It's an absolute must.
  • Pecans: you may think I'm crazy but when I tell you pecans add a nice crunch and flavor to this recipe, you just have to try it. Don't skip this one!

How to Make Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Bake the Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts cut in half on a baking sheet with bacon.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. While the oven is warming up, cut the brussels sprouts in half and place them on a large baking sheet cut side down in a single layer. Then add sliced bacon and sprinkle with a little olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, until crispy.

Prepare the spicy Honey Sriracha Sauce

honey sriracha sauce in a skillet.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes, then add sriracha, soy sauce, and smoked paprika. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes, until ingredients come together.

Combine

brussels sprouts and bacon coated in honey sriracha sauce.

Toss the brussels sprouts and bacon in the sauce and place in a serving bowl. Garnish with shaved parmesan, pecans, and lemon zest.

Tips for Making Crispy Brussels Sprouts

  • Ensure the brussels sprouts are firm and roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Do not overcook the brussels sprouts, they'll develop a bitter taste and become soggy.
  • If you have especially small brussels sprouts in the bag, don't cut them in half. Conversely, larger sprouts can be cut into quarters.
  • Be sure to trim any browned outer leaves.
  • If you want extra sauce, simply double the ingredients to the sauce! Any leftover sauce is perfect for using as a dipping sauce for just about anything savory!

What to Serve with Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

honey sriracha brussels sprouts in a gold serving bowl.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use frozen brussels sprouts?

Yes! If you don't have access to fresh brussels sprouts, you can bake them from frozen. Just take them out halfway through baking to cut them into halves.

Can I make brussels sprouts in the air fryer?

If you don't want to crank the oven, you can pop the Brussel sprouts in the air fryer instead. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F and cook for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway between.

What is the best way to reheat brussels sprouts?

Reheat the brussels sprouts by placing them in a pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir them occasionally to ensure they warm up evenly and don't burn.

Are brussels sprouts good for you?

Brussels sprouts are a healthy addition to any meal. They have immunity-boosting properties thanks to Vitamin C. It is a cold-weather superfood. Brussels sprouts are also high in sulfur which aids in the removal of toxins from the blood.

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honey sriracha brussels sprouts in a large serving bowl.

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts are crispy oven-roasted brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet and spicy honey and sriracha glaze. This quick and easy side dish is so addictive, that you'll be adding it to your weeknight dinner rotation!
Serving: 6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts 
  • 5 pieces Bacon (cut into chunks)
  • 1 ½ tsps Fresh Thyme
  • 3 tbsps Salted Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic (diced)
  • 3 tbsps Sriracha
  • cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ¼ cup Parmesan (shaved)
  • ¼ cup Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest (for garnish)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. While the oven is warming up, cut the brussels sprouts in half and place them on a large baking sheet cut side down in a single layer. Then add sliced bacon and sprinkle with a little olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, until browned and crispy.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Add garlic and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes, then add sriracha, soy sauce, and smoked paprika. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes, until ingredients come together.
  • Toss the brussels sprouts and bacon in the sauce and place in a serving bowl. Garnish with shaved parmesan, pecans, and lemon zest.

Notes

Tips for Making Crispy Brussels Sprouts
  • Ensure the brussels sprouts are firm and roughly the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Do not overcook the brussels sprouts, they'll develop a bitter taste and become soggy.
  • If you have especially small brussels sprouts in the bag, don't cut them in half. Conversely, larger sprouts can be cut into quarters.
  • Be sure to trim any browned outer leaves.
  • If you want extra sauce, simply double the ingredients to the sauce! Any leftover sauce is perfect for using as a dipping sauce for just about anything savory!

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1481IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian-Inspired

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