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Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets

…with blue cheese and walnuts!

I know. You were expecting another paleo cookie recipe, but party’s over, folks – time for some vegetation.

Trust me, this is for my own good.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with walnuts and gorgonzola - a healthy side dish


Between last week’s Cardamom Almond Thumbprints,  Maple Pecan Gluten Free ShortbreadChocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, and testing and re-testing a quickbread recipe using my face as the “test” guage, my holy temple has not seen the light of fiber for many moons. The last seven days has been a whirlwind of mixing, preheating, and baking, so this weekend I decided to take some time to myself and…bake some more. And catch up on movies I didn’t know existed, like Guardians of the Galaxy and Snowpiercer. < – Evidence I live under a rock.

I’ll be showing you the result of the aforementioned “quickbread testing” later this week, but for now: vitamins. Get this holy temple some greeeeeen! Today, we take a brief hiatus from treat-ly things and talk side dishes.

Namely, you need side dishes for your Christmas feast.

That is all.

Good talk.

There’s so much, yet so little going on in this brussels sprouts and beet skillet. The componentry is simple and straightforward, but the result is a bamboozle of flavors and textures. Side note: if you don’t like brussels sprouts, beets, and/or blue cheese, you probably won’t enjoy this dish. If you do fancy said componentry, this is your crack. End Aside.

I used Love Beets pre-cooked beets for the recipe by simply chopping them and adding them to the skillet once the brussels sprouts were cooked. If you choose to start with raw beets, you can chop them into bite-sized pieces, wrap the pieces into a foil packet, and roast them in the oven at 375F for 45 minutes (until soft and juicy). The reason I recommend roasting the beets rather than cooking them on the stove top, is it ends up being less hassle and the beets end up with a better taste and texture when roasted.

This recipe for Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with Blue Cheese and Walnuts was originally published on Love Beet’s recipe page.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with walnuts and gorgonzola - a healthy side dish
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Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets

Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets is an easy go-to side dish for serving alongside any meal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dishes & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Julia


  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 small beets roasted and chopped (or 1 (8.8-oz) package Love Beets cooked beets, chopped)*
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles see note**
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts chopped


  • In a large (12-inch) sauté pan, heat the oil and butter to medium heat.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts and allow them to cook cut-side down for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Add the garlic and the water and cook 3 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  • Place a cover over the Brussels sprouts and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed and Brussels sprouts have reached desired “done-ness.”
  • Add the honey and chopped beets and heat just until the beets are hot (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Transfer the sautéed Brussels sprouts and beets to a serving dish and add the gorgonzola cheese crumbles and chopped walnuts. Toss everything together and serve.


*To roast raw beets, chop them up, wrap them in foil, place on a cookie sheet, and roast in the oven at 375F for 45 minutes (until soft and juicy). 
**You can also use feta cheese


Serving: 1g
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Sarah A

Monday 29th of December 2014

Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it yesterday for guests and we all loved it! This dish combines so many favorites and the flavor combination is perfect while being simple to throw together. Yum!!!


Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Yeeeeeeah! So happy you and your guests enjoyed it, Sarah! It's definitely an easy and flavor-packed go-to side dish! Happy New Year! xo


Monday 29th of December 2014

I'm on it with Liz - body. needs.veggies.

Cheers to that!


Sunday 28th of December 2014

Now this is FESTIVE. We had so little vegetation on Christmas and now I am ready for a brussels beets OVERDOSE.

Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating

Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

This looks like a wonderful way to eat Brussels sprouts! The beets add such a nice color!


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

Thanks, m'dear! It's definitely a winning side. :D


Monday 22nd of December 2014

Hahahaha oh my god, I totally get that fiber thing. Some times I go through fruits + veggies first and then bake a lot of dessert + eat a lot of pasta and I am like "where is my fiber?!! I need fiber!" haha

This salad looks absolutely gorgeous & delicious!


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

You said it, m'dear. 'Tis the season for forgetting fiber, but we neeeeds it, we needs it, I tell ya!

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