Roasted Brussel Sprouts to Convert the Doubters

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When I was 12, I made my mom promise she would never tell my friends who much I loved roasted brussel sprouts.  I knew kids were supposed to hate them, but dang, roasted with a little maple syrup, there is nothing better (in the veggie world, at least).  So, now I shout my love of brussel sprouts from the roof top.  “Brussel sprouts, I love you!”


  • 1 lb brussel sprouts
  • 1-2 TBSP olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Trim ends of brussel sprouts and cut in ½ or ¼ depending on the size of the brussel sprout.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  3. Roast for 10-20 minutes (tossing a few times throughout), until sprouts are browned.
  4. Remove from oven and toss with maple syrup.

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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}