Roasted Sprouts with Oranges & Walnuts

Roasted Sprouts

Delicious roasted sprouts side dish that will bring some serious colour and flavour to your Christmas table this year! I find roasted sprouts taste so different to completely over-boiled sprouts that most are used to having!

Even if you don’t like sprouts then I think you will be surprised at these! The sweetness from the maple syrup and oranges with the crunch from the pomegranate seeds and walnuts work so well together.

P.S I have created a special page for Christmas 2017 which will include my new recipes leading up to Christmas plus previous recipes that will be perfect for the Christmas period! Also make sure you subscribe to my blog for a special Christmas newsletter that will contain every recipe in one place to help you this Christmas!

Portions: 4-6

Prep: 5 mins

Cooking: 20-25 mins



  • 400-500g brussel sprouts, I used green and purple ones
  • 2 oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, skins removed
  • Olive oil
  • Handful of pomegranate seeds
  • Handful walnuts, slightly crushed
  • Drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
  • Handful of fresh rosemary and thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Place your oven on 180C to heat up, drizzle 2-3 tbsp olive oil into your oven dish and place in the oven
  2. Meanwhile wash and prep the sprouts, I like to chop roughly half and leave the others whole. Then peel and chop the oranges and take the skin off the garlic cloves and give them a smack with the side of your knife to help release the flavour
  3. Once the oven is up to temperature remove the oven dish and place in the sprouts, oranges and garlic, they should start to sizzle from the dishes heat. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper then place in the oven for 15-18 minutes
  4. Remove from the oven adding the freshly finely chopped herbs, walnuts, pomegranate seeds along with a drizzle of maple syrup (optional) and mix before placing back in the oven for 5-10 mins depending on your preference
  5. Finally I like to top mine with fresh thyme and its ready to serve! 

Tip: If you are tight for time on Christmas Day or your oven just isn’t big enough to cook everything, then simply prepare these the day before and store in your fridge inside a large container with a lid. Simply place them back in the oven for 5-10 minutes before serving to warm up!

Tip: Ovens can differ quite a lot from each other, always keep and eye on them if your oven runs very hot as the time maybe faster for you!

Try these with my Rosemary Infused Roast Potatoes

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Roasted Sprouts Top view

roasted sprouts front

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  1. These look amazing James. Thank you for posting.

    Do you have a printer-friendly version of your recipes, please?

    Not keen to refer to electronic devices in my kitchen. Prefer to print recipes and attach to my fridge with an inspiring magnet 🙂

    Thank you again,

    1. Hey Angela,

      Thank you for the comment! You can print out the webpage directly and select which pages just contain the text and not the photos. However this process isn’t very user friendly right now and it is something I hope to improve on my blog next year to make it easier for people.

      I hope that helped a little!

      Have a great Christmas,


  2. Can’t wait to try this! I absolutely LOVE sprouts and have been looking for a way to dress them up compared to my usual recipe!

    Thanks for posting this and merry christmas!

    1. Hey Esta,

      Thank you for the comment! I’m really pleased I have helped give you some ideas on dressing up your sprouts dish!

      Let me know how it goes and have a great Christmas 🙂


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