Balsamic Roasted Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Sprouts - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

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.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Balsamic Roasted Sprouts recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Balsamic Roasted Sprouts recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Balsamic Roasted Sprouts recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Balsamic Roasted Sprouts recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Balsamic Roasted Sprouts?

No, you won’t need anything special to make this recipe!

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.

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.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    40 MINS
  • KCals 130
  • Carbs 14G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple


  • 600 g fresh brussels sprouts cut into halves or quarters
  • 1 large red onion peeled and diced
  • 5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/2 vegetable stock pot no water added
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 220°c.
  2. Add the sprouts, onion, balsamic vinegar, garlic, 1/2 stock pot and sweetener to the roasting dish and mix until coated.
  3. Spray the tops of the sprouts with low calorie cooking spray and place in the middle of a hot oven.
  4. After 20 minutes, toss the sprouts and spray with more low calorie cooking spray.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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