Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey

Warming, savory, a touch sweet and a touch spicy (if you like), these Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey are a perfect cold weather side dish! With very few ingredients + just 5 minutes prep time, it is an easy gluten-free recipe for a super tasty side dish.

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe
Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey

Brussels Sprouts never tasted so good!

Where are my brussels sprouts fans?

These gluten-free Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey are a must try!

Naturally gluten-free, an easy recipe and sooooo tasty!

The brussels sprouts are simply seasoned with garam masala (a warm, fragrant Indian spice blend) + salt and roasted to crispy perfection. Then drizzled  with a hot honey to add a touch of sweetness and spiciness that pairs perfectly!

The flavor is amazing! A mix of savory, sweet, spicy (as much or little as you like) and so delicious!

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe

A little background…

I love Indian food and spices but I’ll be honest, I don’t make it often enough.

My sister-in-law recently made Melissa Clark’s Spiced Roasted Honeynut Squash + Chickpeas which was shared on Today Food and thought I’d enjoy it. I made it the next day and loved it! It was exactly the warming roasted veggie dish I was craving.

The dish used some of my favorite roasted vegetables but with a different spice combination than I usually use (garam masala and hot honey among others — see where this is going?) and I devoured it!

At the same time I was making that dish, I roasted some brussels sprouts using garam masala and added some of the hot honey, and I never looked back!

The brussels sprouts were warming, cozy and so delicious!

And naturally gluten-free! A perfect side dish!

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe

So let’s make the Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey!

Like I mentioned, it is an easy gluten-free recipe. Just 5 minutes hands-on prep!

All you need is:

brussels sprouts

garam masala

kosher salt

olive oil

honey

cayenne pepper (or you can purchase hot honey though I never have)

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe

If you’ve never cooked with garam masala, it is an Indian spice blend that is warming, fragrant and has lots of layers of flavor. The ingredients in the garam masala in our spice cabinet, for instance, includes cumin, pepper, cinnamon and cardamon to mention a few of the spices.  The overall profile is warming and flavorful, but not spicy as in “hot spicy”.

To make the brussels sprouts, first cut them in half lengthwise or purchase them already sliced (just make sure they are all halved… I often purchase the pre-cut ones for convenience but very often, I need to cut a few of them myself).

Place the halved brussels sprouts on the baking sheet and toss with olive oil, garam masala and kosher salt. Then arrange in a single layer so that none of the brussels sprouts are touching.

Roast at 400 degrees F on the top shelf for 25- 30 minutes or until the brussels sprouts are golden and crispy!

Then make your hot honey by simple adding a pinch of cayenne to the honey and mix to combine. Here there is room to adjust to taste and add more or less cayenne according to your preference.

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe

Drizzle the crispy roasted brussels sprouts with the hot honey and enjoy!

A simple, flavor and easy gluten-free side dish!

Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey gluten-free easy side dish recipe

And leftovers reheat well in skillet the next day, or if you’re a brussels sprouts fan like me, you may find yourself eating leftovers cold, straight from the refrigerator!

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey

Warming, savory, a touch sweet and a touch spicy (if you like), these Crispy Spiced Brussels Sprouts with Hot Honey are a perfect cold weather side dish! With very few ingredients + just 5 minutes prep time, it is an easy recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Sides, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-free Vegetarian, Vegetarian option
Keyword: easy gluten-free side dish, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Hot Honey, Crispy Brussels Sprouts recipe, gluten-free vegetarian side dish
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garam masala (you can find at most supermarkets)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt more to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • large pinch ground cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place halved brussels sprouts on lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garam masala and salt, then use your hands to toss, making sure they are evenly coated. (To get super crispy you want each brussels sprout to be coated but not dripping in oil.) Then spread seasoned brussels sprouts evenly in one layer on baking sheet so that they are not touching. Sprinkle with extra kosher salt as desired.
  • Baked on top rack for 25-30 minutes or until crisp and golden.
  • Mix honey with a pinch of cayenne pepper to make hot honey. Then using a spoon, drizzle over hot brussels sprouts.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator and reheat in a skillet to get crispy again.
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