Roasted Apples and Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a Thanksgiving tradition in our family, and I think every year we try a different recipe because there are so many great ways to prepare them. This recipe combines Brussels sprouts with another fall favorite—apples. I love love love roasted apples—they are sweet and flavorful and a perfect addition to roasted root vegetables, but also to bitter greens like Brussels sprouts.

There is the option of adding toasted walnuts and dried cranberries to this recipe which I highly recommend! They both provide another layer of flavors and textures that round out this dish! This version doesn’t have any bacon, but if you are like me and love bacon and Brussels sprouts, it is lovely added to this recipe.

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss together Brussels sprouts, apples, shallots, thyme, and oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange Brussels sprouts mixture in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Roast until golden brown, 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, squeeze lemon juice over the top, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Top with walnuts and dried cranberries, if desired.

Recipe Credit

Beth Blessing (Organic Beth) has a Masters in Nutrition and is the co-founder of Green Bean Delivery. She is a mother of three that loves supporting family farms and searching for unique, artisanal products. Her goal is to help others eat better and live a more natural, holistic life through healthy recipes and practical tips. Follow her on Facebook: @OrganicBeth