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Longhorn Crispy Brussel Sprouts (with Keto Option)

This cult-favorite recipe for Longhorn brussel sprouts has turned even the least favorite vegetable into one of the most loved! You can even adjust the heat level for the kids, or make a keto-friendly option to enjoy on a low-carb diet!
4.74 from 73 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine International
Servings 4
Calories 143 kcal



Crispy Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts (500 grams)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Sweet and Spicy Sauce



  • Preheat the oven at 350° F (175°C). Begin to boil a large pot of water. Season the water with salt.
  • Peel any loose or discolored leaves from the brussel sprouts and remove the stems.
  • Quickly blanch the cleaned brussel sprouts for 2-3 minutes. Remove the sprouts and place them into a bowl. Cool for 5 minutes.

Make The Sauce

  • Place the maple syrup, paprika paste, sambal, and salt in a bowl and whisk until incorporated. Set it aside.


  • Slice the brussel sprouts in half and place them into a roasting tray. Toss them with olive oil.
  • Roast the brussel sprouts in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and toss the sauce with the brussel sprouts. Serve immediately.



Nutritional Values are for the recipe as written.  A keto option or any variations will yield different values.  You can look up nutrition information on a site like: https://www.nutritionvalue.org/
Recipe Variations:
  • Add chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, or citrus zest for a vegan/vegetarian option. 
  • Add crispy bacon or pancetta to create a more savory side dish or main course.


Sodium: 58mgCalcium: 63mgSugar: 8.8gFiber: 4.8gPotassium: 508mgCalories: 143kcalSaturated Fat: 1.2gFat: 7.4gProtein: 4.2gCarbohydrates: 18gIron: 1.8mg
Keyword brussel sprouts, copycat, kid-friendly, Longhorn
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