Brussels sprouts are having a moment, and Best Crispy Brussels Sprouts are the best way to celebrate! The sprouts are golden-brown and super crunchy, with their garden-fresh flavor enhanced by both roasting and an incredible sauce. Seriously, the sauce on the Best Crispy Brussels Sprouts really is worth writing home about. They are sweet, spicy, and zesty, providing that spark your vegetables need! Time to have your own moment in the kitchen!

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For the Brussels sprouts:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, cleaned, exterior shells peeled and stems cut
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more, to taste, for boiling the sprouts

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or Calabrian chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.

Step 3 –Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 4 –Blanch the Brussels sprouts in the boiling water until fork tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 5 –Transfer the sprouts to a large bowl and allow them to cool for 5 minutes. Alternatively, shock them in an ice bath for 30 seconds.

Step 6 –Pat the sprouts dry with paper towels.

Step 7 –Cut the sprouts in half.

Step 8 –Toss the sprouts with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the sea salt.

Step 9 –Place the sprouts on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 10 –Roast the sprouts, stirring halfway through, until they are golden-brown and the edges are crispy, about 20-25 minutes.

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Step 11 –In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, the chili powder, the paprika, the salt, the red pepper flakes, the honey, and the maple syrup and whisk until combined.

Step 12 –Toss the sprouts in the prepared sauce.

Step 13 –Place the sprouts on a large platter and serve hot.