Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

roasted brussels sprouts and sliced carrots on baking pan with spatula on the side

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Brussels sprouts and carrots are roasted in a tangy and sweet glaze made from balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and herbs. This easy side dish can be made in only about 35 minutes.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound (454 g) brussels sprouts
  • 12 ounces (340 g) carrots
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (44 ml) avocado or olive oil (or other neutral oil suitable for high heat, such as sunflower or safflower oil)
  • 3 tablespoons (44 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs (recommended: dried marjoram, thyme, or rosemary)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Rinse and dry the carrots and brussels sprouts. 
  3. Remove any wilted leaves off the outside of the brussels sprouts and trim the tip off of each brussels sprout stem. Cut the trimmed brussels sprouts into quarters vertically.
  4. Peel the skin off the carrots and slice them diagonally into approximately 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) slices.
  5. Place the brussels sprouts and carrots onto a baking tray. Set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, add the balsamic vinegar, oil, maple syrup, kosher salt, black pepper and dried herbs. Whisk together well to combine.
  7. Pour the maple and balsamic glaze over the vegetables on the baking tray, scraping out any of the seasonings that may have stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
  8. Toss the vegetables to evenly coat each piece with the glaze. Spread the vegetables out evenly. If desired, turn the cut sides of the brussels sprouts face down onto the baking tray to ensure they get a nice deep brown color. 
  9. Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and stir them with a spatula or tongs. Spread them out evenly on the tray and bake for an additional 12 - 15 minutes, or until the carrots are fork-tender and the vegetables are browned to your liking.
  10. Toss the vegetables again with the spatula or tongs, and if desired, sprinkle with additional salt and pepper.


I used Diamond Crystal Kosher salt for this recipe, which is lighter and flakier than Morton Kosher salt. To substitute Morton Kosher salt or regular table salt, start with adding only 1/2 teaspoon in the glaze. If needed, additional salt can be sprinkled on at the end.

If you have it, flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) makes a nice finishing touch for this dish. 

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