Easy Roasted Brussels with Cranberries Recipe

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Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries Recipe – a delicious easy Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish that is perfect for big holiday dinners and so easy! 

This easy roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries recipe is a delicious, easy, and healthy fresh side dish that is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas that is bursting with flavor – in just about 30 minutes.

These roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries are simple and flavorful – salty, sweet, tangy, and savory all at once – and all you have to do to make it is pop it in the oven. While I love the tart and tangy flavor of fresh cranberries, this dish can also be made with dried cranberries, too!

This side dish is a gorgeous addition to any holiday table, and adds a ton of fresh flavor to the meal.

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Tips to Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • To reduce oven time, you can pre-boil brussels sprouts, even a day in advance! This is not my favorite way to prepare brussels sprouts, but softening the sprouts can reduce cook time considerably. Just be sure to really let sprouts crisp up in oven after softening.
    • Trim the ends off brussels sprouts and cut in half.
    • Bring 4 cups water to a boil in lightly salted water.
    • Boil then reduce and cook to just softened – only about 5-10 minutes total.
    • When brussels have softened, shake off all excess water, and lightly pat dry. 
    • Continue with directions below, but note you’ll reduce cooktime. 
    • Add to baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes, until crisp.
  • If brussels sprouts are browning too quickly before they have fully softened, reduce the heat to 350 degrees.
  • Make sure you heat oven to 400 degrees before adding brussels to oven – a preheated oven will help them cook faster and crisp up.

Balsamic Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

This roasted brussels recipe is fantastically delicious when combined with a slightly sweet and tangy balsamic glaze – I am adding this recipe variation if you’d like a little more flavor from the dish!

  • Find a balsamic reduction you love and isn’t too tart.
  • Prep recipe as described below in a large bowl, but when adding olive oil and salt also drizzle a *little* balsamic over brussels sprouts and cranberries (you want to infuse balsamic flavor as the brussels cook – but don’t want to burn the balsamic.)
  • When brussels have finished cooking, drizzle more balsamic glaze over the dish and toss to coat.

Other Delicious Holiday Side Dishes You’ll Love: 

If you love this easy roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries recipe, you’ll love these other easy side dishes that are perfect for a holiday dinner! 

Zucchini Pine Nut & Cranberry Paleo Pasta

Roasted Green Bean Salad

Perfect Sauteed Mushrooms

Easy No Knead Bread

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Hazelnuts

The Best Oven Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus Recipe

One Pot Mushroom & Sausage Stuffing

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Easy roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries recipe.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries Recipe

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries Recipe - a delicious easy Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish that is perfect for big holiday dinners and so easy! 


  • 1/2 lb brussels sprouts, washed with stems cut off and halved
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shallots, diced
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Wash brussels sprouts and shake to remove any excess water.
  3. Cut bottom stem off brussels, discard.
  4. Cut brussels in half.
  5. Dice garlic cloves and shallots.
  6. Lay brussels, cranberries, shallots and garlic on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Toss to mix well. 
  7. Sprinkle salt and pepper over dish, mix well. 
  8. Bake at 400 until brussels are slightly browned and are tender, about 15-20 minutes. 
  9. Remove from oven and serve. 
  10. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 66Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 120mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 1g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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    1. We use a software called Nutritionix which is normally very accurate. In this case, this recipe hadn’t been calculated taking into account that it makes 6 servings lol. Thank you for pointing that out, I have updated the nutrition information!

  1. I love your tip about boilng them ahead of time to reduce the amount of time in the oven. Everything is fighting for oven space during holiday cooking so this is perfect! Such a gorgous side dish to add to my table, thanks!

  2. I love roasted brussels sprouts but I would never have thought to add the cranberries, yum! Will have to give these a try next time I am wanting to roast some.