Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Acorn Squash…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Acorn Squash


  • 1 acorn squash, peeled and diced (1 small, about 3 cups)
  • 600g Brussels sprouts, cut half (about 4 cups)
  • 100g pecans, chopped (1 cup)
  • 150g dates, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ¾ tsp Himalayan or fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp dried chili flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, squash, pecans and dates and set aside.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, or in a small food processor, combine fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, mustard, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg and chili powder and whisk (or process) until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Pour that over the reserved vegetables and mix until well combined.
  5. Transfer the veggies into the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 40-45 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking.


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Recipe  and photo courtesy of The Healthy Foodie. Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker.Recipe posted by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I am dying to try a recipe with roasted brussel sprouts- this looks so tasty!


    1. It is! Who knew roasted brussel sprouts could be so good!


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