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Fresh Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a delicious and healthy side dish to serve up this holiday season? Look no further than this oven roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes recipe! It's easy to make, loaded with flavor, and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Looking for a delicious side dish perfect for your holiday table or a weeknight dinner? If so, you'll love this easy oven-roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes recipe. This gluten-free recipe is perfect for any occasion, and is a tasty addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

Baking sheet fresh out of the oven with roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes tossed with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and crispy bacon

I'm sharing this easy and delicious recipe as part of this month's special Thanksgiving Thrifty Style Team share. Once you've finished reading this post be sure to head to the bottom to see all of the other projects, beautiful tablescapes and DIYs from the team as well as links to visit their lovely inspiration.

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Brussels sprouts go well with most main dish meats but are especially tasty served with my slow cooker turkey and stuffing or a freshly roast chicken. If you're in a pinch for a quick meal, buy a rotisserie chicken. It's a delicious companion to these roasted veggies.

If you're looking for the air fryer version of this recipe, you can find that here and I have more easy sweet potato recipes here including my Mom's Sweet Potato Casserole that I serve every year for Thanksgiving Dinner - it's always a hit!

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🍠Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Glass bowl filled with brussels sprouts and cubed sweet potatoes
  • fresh brussels sprouts
  • medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • crispy bacon
  • Craisins/dried cranberries
  • sunflower seeds
  • balsamic glaze - easy to make with balsamic vinegar

See recipe card for quantities.

📋Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions and nutritional information can be found in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

baking sheet with parchment paper on it

Preheat oven temperature to 400 degrees f.

Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. My personal preference is to use parchment paper. Lightly spray either with cooking spray.

Cook bacon until crispy. Allow to cool and crumble. Set aside.

colander of brussels sprouts and glass bowl of cubed sweet potatoes

Cut the bottom of of the brussels sprouts and remove any outer leaves that may be brown or limp. Cut any large brussels sprouts in half.

Rinse brussels sprouts thoroughly in cool water and allow to drain in a small colander before moving on to the next step.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes approximately the same size as the brussels sprouts.

close up view of diced sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts in a bowl coated with olive oil and seasoned with spices

Place sweet potato cubes and drained brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir gently with a wooden spoon or spatula to coat all these delicious fresh vegetables.

Baking sheet with brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes ready to be roasted in oven

Add the veggies and crumbled bacon to your prepped large baking sheet in a single layer and place on the center rack of the oven with a total cook time of 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender when poked with a fork.

The edges of the brussels sprouts should be a toasty golden brown.

freshly roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

Remove the baking pan from the oven and sprinkle with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a balsamic drizzle.

Hint: The recipe for a simple homemade balsamic glaze (the balsamic drizzle mentioned above) can be found in the notes section of the recipe card below. You can also purchase a bottle of balsamic glaze at your local grocery store. It's usually less than $4.00 a bottle.

I like to keep already cooked bacon on hand and then heat in the microwave following the directions on the package. It's such a timesaver and the bacon always turns out crispy without making a mess on my stovetop.

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📖 Variations

  • Pecans, almonds, walnuts, or any desired nuts can be added to this recipe after removing it from the oven.
  • Add feta cheese after removing from the oven for a tangy and salty flavor boost.

🍽 Equipment

🍱Storage

Pampered Chef 1 qt Insulated Serving Bowl filled with freshly made oven roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes mixed with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and drizzled with a balsamic glaze

I don't recommend storing this since it's best to serve this warm and fresh from the oven but if you'll be doing a lot of holiday cooking and baking, this can be made a few hours ahead of time and kept warm in this insulated serving bowl. I have a set of these and use them for big family dinners and holiday meals. If you have any questions about how they work, just let me know!

💭Top tip

Don't overcook. If your oven is especially efficient, check at the 20 minute mark. I like to insert a fork into the center of one brussels sprout and one sweet potato cube to check for doneness. If the fork easily goes into either, your veggies are ready to remove from the oven.

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If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card below ⬇️ you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need.

📖 Recipe

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy side dish to serve up this holiday season? Look no further than this oven roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes recipe! It's easy to make, loaded with flavor, and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
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Insulated serving bowl filled with freshly oven roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes drizzled with a balsamic glaze
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh brussels sprouts
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup dried cranberries Craisins
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup balsamic glaze *see notes for an easy homemade version

Instructions

  • Preheat oven temperature to 400 degrees f.
  • Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. My personal preference is to use parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Cook bacon until crispy. Allow to cool and crumble. Set aside.
    6 slices bacon
  • Cut the bottom of of the brussels sprouts and remove any outer leaves that may be brown or limp. Cut any large brussels sprouts in half.
    1 lb fresh brussels sprouts
  • Rinse brussels sprouts thoroughly in cool water and allow to drain in a small colander before moving on to the next step.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes approximately the same size as the brussels sprouts.
    2 lbs sweet potatoes
  • Place sweet potato cubes and drained brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir gently with a wooden spoon or spatula to coat all these delicious fresh vegetables.
    2 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Add the veggies and crumbled bacon to your prepped large baking sheet in a single layer and place on the center rack of the oven with a total cook time of 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender when poked with a fork.
    The edges of the brussels sprouts should be a toasty golden brown.
    6 slices bacon
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and sprinkle with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a balsamic drizzle.
    ⅓ cup dried cranberries, ¼ cup sunflower seeds, ½ cup balsamic glaze

Notes

Easy Homemade Balsamic Glaze
  1. Add ½ cup of balsamic vinegar with a drizzle of honey (approximately ½ tsp.) to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil mixing constantly. 
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the glaze is reduced by half and sticks to the back of a spoon, approximately 10 minutes. 

As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1271mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 33035IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 4mg
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Mary Beth
Cost: $5.00

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12 Comments

  1. Great recipe, I love the two combination.
    I have never had it that way. The sweet potato is a perfect vegetable to tone down the flavor of Brussel sprouts. I love cooking so this is on my bucket list.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know your thoughts, Maria! You stated it perfectly....the sweet potato does tone down the flavor of the brussels sprouts.

  2. This is exactly what I have been looking for! A combination of favorites and it sounds fairly easy!!! Thank you, MB! Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Julie, and it is definitely easy! xo Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. Oh my this recipe looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Kelly!

  4. Jennifer Howard says:

    Perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

  5. I am excited to try this recipe. Brussel sprouts and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite things. So happy to be part of the Thrifty Style Team with you.

  6. Kristi Pawlik Dominguez says:

    This is my kind of dish, Mary Beth! We're traveling and staying in an AirBNB for Thanksgiving and trying to simplify our meal...this would be the perfect side dish (combining all of our favorite flavors and ingredients). Thanks so much for sharing and happy Thanksgiving, my friend! xoxo, kristi

  7. Michelle James says:

    Mary Beth, this looks like the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving menu! I love that it is gluten-free too. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Yum MB, this combines some of my favorite veggies and it sounds delicious! Thanks so much for sharing xx

  9. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says:

    Our family loves brussel sprouts. Can't wait to give your recipe a try. Happy Thanksgiving!