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brussels sprouts recipe

Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Cayenne and molasses bring the sweet and spicy to this dish.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 5 people


  • Cookie sheet
  • Bowl
  • Oven


  • 16 oz Brussels sprouts, halved and stem end removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp molasses


  • Place the Brussels sprouts in a bowl. Pour olive oil over the sprouts. Stir to cover the sprouts with oil.
  • Sprinkle the sprouts with cayenne, salt, and pepper. Stir to ensure even coverage of spices.
  • Place sprouts on greased cookie sheet, laying them cut-side down.
  • Place cookie sheet in a preheated 400ºF oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Drizzle molasses over the sprouts.
  • Place the pan back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!