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Cooked Balsamic Brussels Sprouts in Serving Dish

Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with balsamic vinegar, for a sweet caramelized glaze. 

Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 72 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • grated Paresean Cheese for serving if desired


  1. Gently cut off the very end of each Brussels Sprout, leaving most of it intact (this will keep the sprouts from falling apart while they are being cooked.)
  2. Next cut each one in half length-wise.
  3. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Place the cut Brussels Sprouts flat side down for about 3-5 minutes and let them brown. (Be sure to not overcrowd. If all the Brussels Sprouts don’t fit in the pan, sauté a second batch.)

  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then rotate the Brussels Sprouts onto their other side in the pan and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and cook about 1-2 more minutes in the pan.
  6. Slide the Brussels Sprouts onto a serving dish and dig in!

Recipe Notes

The Brussels Sprouts should be a little crunchy. If they cook too long, they will be bitter.

You could sprinkle some crumbled bacon over them, or grated parmesan cheese.