Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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If you are a fan of oven roasted Brussels sprouts, you will love these Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts. With the pop of citrus flavor from the orange juice and zest, this is sure to be one of your favorite summertime side dishes. This easy side dish recipe makes the perfect complement to any entree, whether you’re serving chicken, steak, or Citrus Glazed Mahi Mahi.

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A FRESH CITRUS SPIN ON BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts are a wonderfully healthy side dish option. Not only are they low in calories, but they are high in important nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are especially high in…

  • Vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps promote iron absorption, tissue repair, and immune function,
  • Vitamin K, which is vital for blood clotting and bone health, and
  • Fiber, which regulates blood sugar levels, helps with overall gut health, and has been shown to provide a reduced risk of heart disease, and
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and brain function, as well as the health of your immune system, lungs, and blood vessels

With the addition of the citrus flavors from oranges, these Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts will have even more Vitamin C in them, which is great!

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • Vibrant and flavorful: The citrus glaze adds a hint of fresh flavor to an already amazing-tasting side dish!
  • Simple to prepare: When it comes to roasting the Brussels sprouts, the oven takes the lead. While the Brussels sprouts are roasting away, you’ll only need a few minutes to put the citrus glaze together.
  • A healthy option: Brussels sprouts are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • An easy and quick side dish: Taking only 30 minutes from start to finish and minimal prepwork, this is a great option to make on a busy weeknight!
  • A hit with everyone: Everyone will enjoy the well-balanced sweet and savory flavors in this side dish.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CITRUS GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

EQUIPMENT

  • Baking sheet
  • Sauce pan
  • Spoon

INGREDIENTS

  • Brussels sprouts: You will want to trim and halve your Brussels sprouts before seasoning and roasting.
  • Avocado oil spray: Any cooking spray of your choice will work well in this recipe. I prefer avocado oil spray due to its high smoke point, which is especially helpful when roasting at higher temperatures.
  • Seasonings: While I keep this recipe simple by using salt and pepper, you can experiment with other seasonings if you prefer! I also like to add a bit of heat by using red pepper flakes, however you can omit this if you prefer a non-spicy option.
  • Low sugar orange marmalade: I find a low sugar orange marmalade at Publix and I don’t notice a difference in sweetness at all! If you don’t mind artificial sweeteners, you could also look for a sugar-free variety.
  • Orange: The fresh orange juice and zest are the star of this recipe in my opinion. If you don’t have a fresh orange, you can use bottled orange juice and omit the orange zest if needed.

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HOW TO MAKE CITRUS GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spread the Brussels sprouts out on a baking sheet.

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  • Spray the Brussels sprouts with avocado oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
  • Turn your oven up to 550 degrees and broil for a minute or two.

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  • While the Brussels sprouts are roasting, heat the orange marmalade, 3-4 tablespoons of orange juice, and red pepper flakes (if desired) in a sauce pan.

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  • When the Brussels sprouts are done roasting, toss them in the sauce and top with orange zest.

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VARIATIONS TO THIS RECIPE

  • You can use any type of vegetable you like for this side dish recipe. Other great options are asparagus, broccoli, and green beans!
  • Sugar-free orange marmalade could be used if you don’t mind artificial sweeteners.
  • Add diced ham, bacon, or pancetta for a salty twist and added protein.
  • If you’d like to change things up even further, you could opt for a different flavor of marmalade like peach. Yum!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED TO ROAST THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS AT A HIGH HEAT?

In order to achieve the delicious crispy outer layer, you really do need to roast your Brussels sprouts at a higher heat. If heat is a factor during hotter months, you could roast them in an air fryer instead. Alternatively, you can prepare this side dish ahead of time in the cooler hours of late evening or early morning and reheat in a microwave when you’re ready to serve.

CAN I SKIP THE COOKING SPRAY?

Cooking spray, or an oil spray like avocado or olive oil spray, coats the Brussels sprouts and allows them to get crispy and caramelized in the oven. If you skip the cooking spray or oil spray, the Brussels sprouts will become more soft than charred.


DO I NEED TO TRIM AND HALVE THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

Yes, these steps truly are important because they allow the Brussels sprouts to get nice and crispy on the outside. You will thank yourself later once you are enjoying the charred, caramelized deliciousness on your plate. 😉

STORAGE, REHEATING, AND FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STORE CITRUS GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

If you have any leftover Brussels sprouts, allow them to cool completely and place them in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Make sure the dish does not sit out at room temperature for more than two hours to avoid bacteria from starting to grow.

HOW DO YOU REHEAT CITRUS GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

You can reheat this side dish in the microwave or oven. If using a microwave, place on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 45-50 seconds until heated through. If using an oven, place in a baking dish and heat at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until heated through.

CAN YOU FREEZE CITRUS GLAZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?

Yes, you can freeze this side dish! After your Brussels sprouts have cooled completely, simply place the leftover portion in a covered airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to six months. Be sure that your leftovers do not sit out at room temperature for more than two hours.

When reheating, be sure to allow enough time for the portion to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. Then, follow the instructions provided above to reheat and enjoy.

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NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

These Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts make eight servings. Each serving comes out to 83 calories, 1 WW Green SmartPoint®, 1 WW Blue SmartPoint®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.

Go here to calculate your own WW PersonalPoints™ for this recipe.

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MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES

Are you looking for more side dishes? Be sure to check out…

This is also the perfect side dish for my Citrus Glazed Mahi Mahi!

 

If you make this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or post a picture and tag me on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter with @cookingwithfudge or #cookingwithfudge.

Originally posted on September 7, 2020. Reposted on June 28, 2022 with different pictures and more detailed instructions.

 
Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts - Cooking With Fudge

Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts

If you are a fan of oven roasted Brussels sprouts, you will love these Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts. With the pop of citrus flavor from the orange juice and zest, this is sure to be one of your favorite summertime side dishes. This easy side dish recipe makes the perfect complement to any entree.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keywords: 30-Minute, Brussels Sprouts, Citrus, Citrus Glaze, Orange, Orange Marmalade, Orange Zest, Red Pepper Flakes, Side Dish
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 83kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Adjustable Servings: 8 servings

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Sauce pan
  • Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • Avocado oil spray (or any cooking spray of your choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons low sugar orange marmalade
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Spread the Brussels sprouts out on a baking sheet.
  • Spray with avocado oil spray and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, flipping about halfway through.
  • Turn your oven up to 550 degrees and broil for a minute or two.
  • While the Brussels sprouts are roasting, heat the orange marmalade, 3-4 tablespoons of orange juice, and red pepper flakes in a sauce pan.
  • When the Brussels sprouts are done roasting, toss them in the sauce and top with orange zest.

Notes

These Citrus Glazed Brussels Sprouts make eight servings. Each serving comes out to 83 calories, 1 WW Green SmartPoint®, 1 WW Blue SmartPoint®, and 1 WW Purple SmartPoint®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/citrus-glazed-brussels-sprouts/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 106mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg
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