These hot honey Brussels sprouts are sweet, spicy and crispy and make a perfectly irresistible side dish! In this post, you’ll learn exactly how to make them (in the oven or in the air fryer), what to serve them with, and some ideas on how to make this recipe your own!

Hot honey Brussels Sprouts with feta and chives

Alright, I am quite confident that these hot honey Brussels sprouts could transform any sprout hater into a sprout believer.

I never ate Brussels sprouts growing up because my dad doesn’t like them. He says he’d been traumatized by sad little boiled, soggy balls his mom made that reeked up the house and made him gag. Sounds fun right, lol.

But I am confident that with a little love, the right seasonings and condiments and the right cooking method fresh Brussels sprouts can be one of the tastiest vegetables out there. It is personally one of my all-time favorite vegetables!

Roasted brussels sprouts on a sheet pan

Why you’ll love this easy recipe:

  1. Nutrient density: Brussels sprouts are a nutrition powerhouse. One cup of Brussels sprouts provides 38 calories, 3.5 grams of feel good fiber, 3 grams of plant protein and 125% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C. (source) When I talk about the biggest bang for your nutrition buck, this is what I’m talking about!
  2. Simplicity: For this recipe, you’ll need a handful of simple ingredients, most of which you may already have in your fridge or pantry!
  3. Versatility: you can apply this same recipe and cooking method to nearly any hearty vegetable and get delicious results every time.
  4. Deliciousness: ummm… hot honey? Feta? Roasted Brussels sprouts? YES PLEASE. Also can we all just agree that the super crispy Brussels sprouts leaves are the best part? Mmkay great.
Ingredients needed- Brussels Sprouts, chives, salt and pepper, feta, olive oil and hot honey

What you’ll need to make Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts:

Brussels Sprouts: the star ingredient, Brussels sprouts are in season in the fall winter and can be found in the produce section of the grocery store. If Brussels sprouts are not in season or not available, you can use frozen Brussels sprouts.

Extra virgin olive oil: the olive oil provides flavor, moisture and promotes even browning on the sprouts. You can also use avocado oil.

Hot honey: hot honey is honey, but spicy. It is usually made by combining honey and chili flakes. It is found in most grocery stores in the same place you would find regular honey. I like the brands Mike’s Hot Honey and Momofuku chili crunch honey. See FAQs for how to make hot honey if you can’t find it!

Feta cheese: cubes of salty feta provide the perfect finish to this dish and pair perfectly with spicy honey. Feel free to omit for a dairy-free version or sub with goat cheese or parmesan cheese.

Chives: chives provide a lovely herb-y, onion-y finish to this recipe. You could also use green onions.

Salt and pepper: these two pillars provide the baseline flavor for the Brussels sprouts and then hot honey and tangy feta come in with the powerful flavor punches!

Olive oil being poured on Brussels sprouts

How to make:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Quarter the Brussels sprouts. I like quartering them to give more surface area and space to get golden crispy and delicious.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Place the Brussels sprouts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil and hot honey. Sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Hot honey being poured on Brussels sprouts

Roast for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and tender. Some of the little outer leaves will fall off and get super crispy and that’s the best part.

Cube or crumble the feta cheese and add it to the Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle on the chives. Drizzle with more hot honey and serve hot.

Seasoned Brussels Sprouts before baking

This is the perfect side dish for nearly any dinner but I’m not gonna lie, I’d be perfectly happy to eat a huge plate of these AS my dinner.

Hot honey Brussels Sprouts with feta and chives on sheet pan

Perfect Air Fryer Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts

Place quartered Brussels sprouts in a bowl and drizzle with oil and honey and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well-coated. Place in the air fryer and air fry at 400 degrees for 12 minutes until crispy, golden brown and tender. Finish with extra honey, feta and chives!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts in the air fryer

Variation Ideas:

  • Use a different veggie: try this recipe with winter squash, sweet potato, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower or carrots!
  • Use a different cheese: if you’re not a fan of feta you can use goat cheese, parmesan cheese or extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Use a different sweetener: if you don’t consume honey, you can substitute pure maple syrup and a teaspoon of red pepper flakes for a similar result.
  • Add a little citrus: if you like a bright and acidic punch, finish these off with some lime zest, lemon zest or squeeze of fresh lemon juice!
small plate with Hot honey Brussels Sprouts

FAQs:

I can’t find hot honey, help?

Good news- you can make homemade hot honey! In a small saucepan over medium heat combine one cup honey and two teaspoons red pepper flakes or two teaspoons hot sauce. Simmer for a minute, then remove from heat and allow chili flakes to steep in the honey for about five minutes. You can strain out the chili flakes, but you don’t have to. Transfer to a clean glass jar or squeeze bottle!

Can I use frozen Brussels Sprouts?

Yep! Do not thaw the Brussels sprouts and prepare the recipe as written, tossing the sprouts with the seasonings, oil and honey and roasting per the recipe.

How do I store these hot honey Brussels sprouts?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for four days.

What is the best way to reheat the leftovers?

My personal preference is to plop the leftovers on a baking sheet and put them under the broiler for 1-2 minutes. This warms them through and recreates the super crispy texture that I love.

What other vegetables would go well besides Brussels sprouts?

This recipe would be delicious with cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots or winter squash.

Big spoon with Hot honey Brussels Sprouts

What to Serve with Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts:

If you love this, you’ll love these other Brussels sprouts recipes:

Drizzling on extra honey

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small plate of crispy, roasted brussels sprouts with hot honey, feta and chives

Hot Honey Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Erica
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These crispy hot honey Brussels sprouts will make eating vegetables your new favorite pastime. Sweet, salty and just perfect, I know you’re going to love them!


Ingredients

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  • 24oz Brussels sprouts, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons hot honey, plus more for finishing
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cubed or crumbled feta
  • Chives, to garnish

Instructions

Oven Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.

Quarter the Brussels sprouts.

Line a rimmed sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Place the Brussels sprouts in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil and hot honey. Sprinkle with salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Roast for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and tender. Cube or crumble the feta cheese and add it to the Brussels sprouts. Sprinkle on the chives. Drizzle with more hot honey and serve hot.

Air Fryer instructions

Place quartered Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and drizzle with oil and honey and season with salt and pepper. Mix until well coated. Place in the air fryer and air fry at 400 degrees for 12 minutes until crispy, golden brown and tender. Finish with extra honey, feta and chives!


Notes

Make sure to check the above blog post for FAQs, variation ideas, tips on where to find ingredients, what to do if you can’t find hot honey and beyond!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 138
  • Sugar: 11.4 g
  • Sodium: 189.5 mg
  • Fat: 6.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.6 mg

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