Crispy, juicy, and loaded with flavor and deliciousness, these roasted Brussels sprouts and apples are a must-try.
I have always been fascinated with sheet pan meals. Not only do they look gorgeous, but they also translate to a cleaner, mess-free kitchen. It is actually a win-win situation. And that’s exactly why I finally gave in and gave these roasted Brussels sprouts and apples a shot. It can work as a nice side dish for any main protein that you’re making and is super healthy too.
If you haven’t tried this combination yet, and it sounds ridiculous, now is the perfect time to. Here’s all you need to know about the incredibly easy recipe and why you should be trying it out.
Can I Use Any Other Kind of Apples?
You definitely can. I have used Granny Smith apples since they have that nice sour, tangy and juicy taste that contrasts the taste and flavor of the Brussels Sprouts well but feel free to use any other variety of apples you prefer.
Empire, Fuji, Ambrosia, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady are all excellent options to choose from.
What Else Can I Add to the Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples?
I’ve kept this side dish simple and included just 2 main ingredients, but you don’t necessarily have to stick to just that. You can, in fact, include cauliflower florets or chestnuts into the mix too.
And if you’re looking to make this a really healthy side that is loaded with flavor and texture, you can also throw some dried cranberries into the mix. For a bit of texture, you can also add some roasted hazelnuts or roughly chopped cashews into it after you’re done.
Tips to Make the Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples
Think you’re all ready to give this recipe a shot? Wait up! You might want to check out these little tips and tricks to take the recipe up a notch.
- While the classic seasoning of salt and pepper is the best way to let the original flavors of the brussels sprouts and apples a shot, you can use a bit of dried or fresh thyme to bring out the flavors of each of these ingredients.
- You can also toss them in some olive oil and balsamic vinegar before you transfer them to a sheet pan and before you bake them.
- Another good flavoring combination you can opt for is mustard, maple syrup, and some lemon juice.
- For an extra bit of tanginess, you can also add some lemon zest or orange zest.
- You can also just toss the Brussels sprouts and apples in some olive oil, bake them, season them with some salt and pepper and add some crumbled feta into the mixture to turn it into a nice healthy salad that you can serve with any of your meals or enjoy on its own.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These roasted Brussels sprouts and apples taste great when served as a side for any main of your choice. You can team it up with some roast chicken or even any other meal like some smoky ranch baked cod or crockpot cheesy chicken and rice or some chicken pot rice.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples
- 1 lb brussels sprouts trimmed and sliced
- 2 Granny Smith apples cored and sliced
- 1 sweet onion sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and peper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place brussel sprouts, apples, and onion on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Toss well. Spread into an even layer.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables reached your desired tenderness.