Maple-Herb-Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetables! This side dish is such a delicious fall and winter treat. It is a great accompaniment to any main meal, and is easily customizable to your family’s likes. This side dish comes together with simple ingredients like brussels sprouts, sweet potato, apple, herbs, and maple syrup. That is it! It is so simple, but SOO very good.
- An array of delicious autumn roasted veggies and fruit
- A salty, sweet combo from the maple syrup and sea salt
- This sheet pan side is completely customizable to your taste and is easy to execute
How To Get The Perfect Maple-Herb-Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetables:
- Brussels Sprouts – Buy them fresh! Whether they’re on or off the stem, pick sprouts that are vibrant green, compact and firm. The smaller the sprout the sweeter it will taste. Bigger ones are more bitter, and will taste more like cabbage. Also, please note: don’t ever boil, microwave or steam brussels sprouts, because it will scar you for life. The taste will be very bitter, and the texture will be boring and limp. Overall, those methods don’t take full advantage of the natural sugars found in sprouts.
- Cooking Preparation – The correct preparation is crucial. You want to get them nice and browned and crispy…even charred in some areas. Don’t be afraid to char those babies up (char is flavor)!
- Oil – I use avocado oil for a number of reasons. Mainly, though, because of its very high smoke point and neutral flavor. (The only time I use extra virgin olive oil is for finishing a dish, or for a homemade salad dressing).
- Tip: When looking for oil, you want to make sure to find one that is of single origin and is not cut with other inferior oils. It should be 100% pure avocado oil.
- Maple Syrup – A good quality syrup is important to have on hand. My favorite brand is Crown Maple Syrup because their brand is 100% pure and organic with no added junk.
Different Flavor Combos:
- Use a good quality balsamic vinegar
- Sweeten with honey, or coconut sugar
- Add some cinnamon, nutmeg or both
- Sprinkle a bit of my DIY Garden Herb Salt on top
When it comes to putting this dish together, feel free to play around with the measurements. There is no hard, fast rule that it has to be a certain way. If you like more salt, add more salt, and if you don’t want to add the herbs then you don’t have to. It all comes down to preference. I am just here to provide an outline of a great recipe for you to try.
And, for more apple recipes, please give these a try:
- Hearty Autumn-Harvest Salad with Apples
- Apple Turnovers with Homemade Caramel
- Apple-Plum Pork Chops with Herbs
- Apple-Cinnamon-Zucchini Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Topping
If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment and a star rating below so I know how you liked it. Thanks! Enjoy!Print