Balsamic Grilled Brussel Sprouts


This Grilled Brussel Sprouts Recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner side or meal-prep for the week!

Grilling Season is Here

There is nothing better than summer in Minneapolis! We have long winters that are delightful until you are going on 7 months in the frigid cold. We have a short spring and then BAM, it’s 80º and people are walking around in their swimsuits.

You will find Team Fit Foodie walking around the lakes, canoeing in the boundary waters, and grilling. LOTS of grilling. We have been looking back at older Fit Foodie recipes and revamping them. We were all itching for summer so we made a list of a few Fit Foodie recipes on the grill that needed a facelift. These grilled brussel sprouts were the first on our list!

This recipe has been solid from the beginning. At one time it was one of the most popular recipes on FFF. Crazy, right? Guess what? We still LOVE brussel sprouts and we barely changed the recipe. Let’s chat all things BRUSSELS SPROUTS for a minute.

FRESH Brussels Sprouts Only

We are not talking about frozen Brussel sprouts, here. I know many people that hate Brussel sprouts because they grew up on frozen Brussel sprouts. If you’re into the frozen Brussel sprouts thing, more power to you. However, those things are mushier than wet leaves on a crisp fall day after it’s rained. Do you feel me?

If you are someone who grew up on frozen Brussel sprouts, take the time to give these fresh grilled Brussel sprouts a try!

Flavor tip

Brussels sprouts are such a great vegetable to grill, but they’re even better if you can flavor them properly. Here’s what we used:

  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • minced garlic
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Tips on How to Grill Brussel Sprouts

  • Make sure to wash your Brussel sprouts to remove any dirt or residue.
  • Pat your Brussel sprouts dry so that you remove any moisture. We do this so that they don’t get mushy while on the grill.
  • You can cook your Brussel sprouts in the oven or on the grill, just make sure you set your temperature to 450ºF.
  • We love cooking our Brussel sprouts with balsamic, olive oil, and garlic. Feel free to add your favorite spice combination to your Brussel sprouts.
  • Cook them longer than you think! The inside takes longer and the crispier the better on the outside!
  • We prefer roasted Brussel sprouts and grilled Brussel sprouts over steamed Brussel sprouts.

Now, add brussels to the grocery list and give them a chance this week! #brusselsforlife

Tin Foil Boat

The tin foil boat is KEY in this recipe! It will keep your Brussels from falling through the grill grate, and allow them to crisp to perfection while cooking.

Simply fold over the edges of your piece of tin foil, essentially creating a lip on the 4 sides. This will keep your Brussels and the balsamic and olive oil safely inside the tin foil boat, and away from the grill flame.


The best way to store grilled Brussels sprouts is in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure that you discard the tin-foil and place only the Brussels sprouts in the container. I’ve also stored them in a gallon-size plastic bag, too!

To reheat, simply transfer Brussels onto a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 60-90 seconds. Alternatively, you can reheat on the stove-top.

Grilled Brussel Sprouts

This is the most delicious grilled Brussel sprouts recipe. It’s caramelized to perfection in a tin-foil boat and flavored with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Fat 5 Carbs 12 Protein 4

Yield 6 1x


  • 1.5 lbs. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. First, preheat grill to 450ºF and create a tin foil boat out of tinfoil and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Next, prepare brussels sprouts by washing and patting dry. Then, using a sharp knife, slice each brussel sprout in half the long way.
  3. Place brussels sprouts in the tin foil boat and the rest of the ingredients. Use your hands or a spatula to coat all of the brussels in oil, vinegar, and spices.
  4. Place tin foil boat on the grill for 10 minutes. Toss brussels and grill for another 10-20 more minutes.
  5. Remove from grill and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 98 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 224 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 12 Fiber: 4 Protein: 4

Author: Lee FunkeCategory: SideMethod: GrillCuisine: American

Keywords: grilled brussel sprouts

About Linley Richter

Linley is a 5′ nothing spitball of positive energy who joined Team Fit Foodie in the Spring of 2014. Linley has worked on the digital side of small businesses and nonprofits since 2011, where she specialized in social media community management. Lin has a passion for food and an incredible palate. She is FFF’s chief recipe developer, so you can thank her for these incredible recipes!

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