Pineapple Glazed Crispy Brussels Sprouts

An addictively delicious sweet n' savory side dish equally perfect for an every day meal or holiday table!

Pineapple Glazed Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Sweet, Savory & a little Spicy!

These Pineapple-glazed Brussels Sprouts are the BEST!

They are a sweet n’ savory side with a little spicy kick (if you want!) and are addictively delicious!

They were inspired by a favorite dish at a local restaurant and we can’t get enough of them! Crispy roasted (or flash fried) Brussels Sprouts tossed with a super simple pineapple glaze.

And they are soooo easy to make!

All you need to do is roast some Brussels Sprouts with a little olive oil or neutral oil of choice with some kosher salt..

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They work best with the glazed when they are super crispy!

And while they roast, make the glaze.

The glaze is mostly pineapple juice plus a touch of gluten-free tamari (a savory touch so the pineapple isn’t cloying) a pinch of brown sugar, a pinch or more of crushed red pepper for a hint of spicy and some corn starch for thickening.

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 You literally bring it all to a boil on the stove and let it simmer and reduce.
It will thicken into a nice glaze, and it will continue thicken as it cools.

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A few tips, if it doesn’t seem like it’s thickening as it boils, then mix an additional teaspoon of corn starch with water and slowly add some more, a little at a time.

Tip 2… you could make the glaze ahead… it will thicken as it cools, so just reheat and it will loosen up again.

Mix the roasted Brussels with the glaze and enjoy!

Perfect for an every day meal or a holiday table.

Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment if you try.



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Pineapple Glazed Brussel Sprouts
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This gluten-free and vegan side dish is addictively delicious! And it's super easy to make. Equally perfect foe an everyday meal or holiday table.
Recipe type: Side Dish, Veggies, Holiday
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 4-6 servings
Pineapple Sauce
  • 12 oz pineapple juice
  • 1½ - 2 teaspoons corn starch (start with 1.5 and add more as needed)
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon gluten-free tamari + a few drops more (I found like this best with a scant ½ teaspoon. Start with ¼ and add more as you desire)
  • ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (you can add more if you want it spicy)
Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 carton or bag of Brussel sprouts, ends cut off and halved or 1 package pre-halved brussel sprouts
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil, avocado oil or neutral oil of choice
  • kosher salt to taste
Pineapple Glaze
  1. Combine pineapple juice, cornstarch, tamari, brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Mix well to dissolve corn starch.
  2. Turn on heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a a low boil/ simmer until sauce thickens (takes 15 - 20 minutes). If not thickening enough, dissolve another 1 teaspoon or corn starch with 1 teaspoon of water and add a little bit at a time). It will continue to thicken as it cools as well.
  3. Note: Can be made ahead -- it will thicken up, so just gently heat up and it will thin out a bit again.
Brussel Sprouts
  1. While glaze thickens, prepare Brussel Sprouts. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Gently toss Brussel Sprouts in 1 tablespoon EVOO or avocado oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 30 minutes, or until extra crispy.
  3. NOTE: we think this dish tastes best when the brussels sprouts are roasted to be extra crispy
Pour the glaze over the cooked brussels sprouts and gently stir to evenly coat.
  1. Enjoy!


3 thoughts on “Pineapple Glazed Crispy Brussels Sprouts

  1. Great recipe! Just fyi, the correct spelling is this: Brussels Sprouts, as in from Brussels, Belgium. Happy Cooking!

  2. This is my new fave way to eat brussel sprouts! They were too die for, so good didn’t even get a picture before we devoured them!

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