Balsamic Roasted Sprouts
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are a fab alternative to boring, boiled sprouts, and great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
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Our Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are a great alternative to boring, boiled sprouts. The balsamic vinegar adds a smoky sweetness to the dish and roasting the sprouts really brings out the best in them.
Even better? This dish is suitable for gluten and dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets – although you will need to double check your stock pots and balsamic vinegar to make sure they’re definitely suitable for vegans! If you’re not cooking for vegetarian or vegan diets, then we recommend swapping the vegetable stock pot for a pork one to give our Balsamic Roasted Sprouts a tasty twist.
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are a fantastic accompaniment to pretty much any dish, but we think they work especially well when served with a roast dinner – or even as part of your Christmas meal!
What diets are these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts suitable for?
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are suitable for gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets.
If you’re cooking for vegan diets then please double check your stock pots and balsamic vinegar as ingredients can vary by brand.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?
No, you won’t need anything special to make this recipe!
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How many calories are in these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?
There are 130 calories per portion in these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Preheat the oven to 220°c.
Add the sprouts, onion, balsamic vinegar, garlic, 1/2 stock pot and sweetener to the roasting dish and mix until coated.
Spray the tops of the sprouts with low calorie cooking spray and place in the middle of a hot oven.
After 20 minutes, toss the sprouts and spray with more low calorie cooking spray.
Place back into the oven for 10 – 20 minutes until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender. They should be glossy and dark with a few crispy bits.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
What could I serve with these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are super versatile and can be served alongside a wide range of dishes including the following:
How do you know when these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are cooked?
You should roast the sprouts for around 40 minutes or until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Balsamic Roasted Sprouts in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Balsamic Roasted Sprouts in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?
From chilled: Reheat in a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray until piping hot throughout.
From frozen: Defrost and reheat in a frying pan with some low calorie cooking spray until piping hot throughout.
Microwaving is harmless, but they might get a bit soggy and be less tasty!
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Balsamic Roasted Sprouts
These Balsamic Roasted Sprouts are a fab alternative to boring, boiled sprouts and great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
- KCals 130
- Carbs 14G
- Preheat the oven to 220°c.
- Add the sprouts, onion, balsamic vinegar, garlic, 1/2 stock pot and sweetener to the roasting dish and mix until coated.
- Spray the tops of the sprouts with low calorie cooking spray and place in the middle of a hot oven.
- After 20 minutes, toss the sprouts and spray with more low calorie cooking spray.
- Place back into the oven for 10 - 20 minutes, until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender. They should be glossy and dark with a few crispy bits.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
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MarkThursday 11th February 2021
I do love sprouts so will try this – wish you had a photo of the cooked version so I knew what to aspire to.
There is nothing called a “stock pot” here (Canada) but I presume it is the same as the little cubes of stock flavour.
By the way, your oven temperature conversion guide is very funny “nobody really uses Fahrenheit. It’s considered ‘old money’”… Here in North America all the ovens are still in Fahrenheit, most probably thanks to the Americans…
SharonFriday 12th February 2021
Hi Mark, thankyou for your interest in the Balsamic Roasted Sprouts recipe. Stock Pots are small pots of stock ‘gel’ that are packed with concentrated flavours and are used to add a boost of flavour to dishes.The main manufacturer of these is Knorr. In Canada they are available under the name of Knorr Homestyle Stock, so hopefully you’ll be able to find some.
The photo of the finished dish will be back, there is some website development in progress. Thanks also for your comment regarding Fahrenheit and the temperature conversion guide, we have taken note. Do hope you enjoy the recipe!
AnnaThursday 3rd December 2020
I can’t find stock pots where I live – is there an adaptation I can try? Thanks!
HollyThursday 10th December 2020
Hi Anna, they are available in most supermarkets or you could try online through amazon? Alternatively you could substitute the half a stock pot for a stock cube it’s not something we have tried but it should work okay. Hope that helps!
DympnaThursday 13th August 2020
Could these be cooked in an ActiFry?
HollyThursday 13th August 2020
Hey Dympna, it’s not something we have tried in the Actifry but try cooking for 10 minutes then gently shake and continue to cook until the sprouts are tender. Ley us know how you get on!
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