Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel Sprouts Recipe

We all know that Longhorn Steakhouse is the go-to place for quality grilled meat cuts, especially their well-known grilled beef, grilled lamb chops, and fresh, juicy steaks.

While it is clear that they know their way around grilled meat, you may be surprised to learn that their crispy Brussel sprouts are actually one of the most popular menu items.

Whether you’ve never tried this dish and you’d like to give it a try at home, or you’d like to recreate your favorite Longhorn Steakhouse brussel sprout dish in your own kitchen, you’ve come to the right place.

How to make Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts

Many people avoid veggies such as Brussel sprouts in fear of ending up with a blunt, dull dish.

Also, investing time and effort in a veggie meal may sometimes seem unnecessary, as it can be hard to make a vegetable the star of the meal.

This Brussel sprout recipe will definitely convert you into a Brussel sprout lover and break any misconceptions you may have when it comes to veggie dishes.

Ingredients:

(2 servings)

  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle chili powder or Calabrian chili rub
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions:

While there are many versions of copycat recipes for Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts, we believe that we have developed flavors and textures closest to what you would get in the original meal.

However, you are more than welcome to experiment with flavors (especially seasoning) and add your own original twist to this Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts recipe.

You may also wonder if it is necessary to blanch Brussel sprouts before baking them, and when it comes to this recipe, the answer would be yes.

Blanching them will ensure that they are properly cooked and tender on the inside, which will make it easier for you to make them crispy on the outside.

Skipping this step may prolong the baking process, which would probably result in dry Brussel sprouts, and that is the last thing you want when preparing them.

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 400°F, while you fill a large saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.

Once the water has come to a boil, add the entire batch of Brussel sprouts, reduce the heat, and let them simmer for about 4 minutes.

Step 2:

After 4 minutes, make sure to completely drain Brussel sprouts by using a strainer, then place them into an ice bath for 30 seconds.

Once again, drain the Brussel sprouts using a strainer, then place them onto a plate covered with paper towels. Use paper towels to pat them dry and ensure you’ve removed excess water.

Step 3:

Slice all the Brussel sprouts in half, then place them onto a baking tray lined up with parchment paper. Sprinkle some olive oil on top, making sure to coat them evenly.

Add the baking tray to the preheated oven and roast the Brussel sprouts for 25 minutes, or until you notice they’re developed a golden crust.

Step 4:

While the Brussel sprouts are in the oven, prepare the seasoning mixture by combining melted butter, salt, red pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, and Chipotle seasoning (or Calabrian chili rub), honey, and maple syrup.

Whisk all the ingredients together to create a perfectly blended mixture.

If the butter wasn’t hot enough to help you blend the ingredients, you can warm up the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat to ensure all the flavors are combined.

Step 5:

After 25 minutes (or once they’re crispy and golden), remove the Brussel sprouts from the oven and place them into a large bowl.

Pour the seasoning mixture over the Brussel sprouts, then toss them to distribute the mixture evenly.

In case you’re using a spoon to mix them, be careful not to mash them as they’re quite tender when they’re hot.

Ingredient substitutions

As this is a fairly simple recipe, you likely already have the necessary ingredients in your pantry.

However, if you’re looking for adequate substitutions for some of them, here are our suggestions.

1. Agave syrup

Agave syrup is an amazing replacement for honey in this recipe – and in many other recipes, for that matter.

It will add just the right amount of sweetness, and it also has a similar sticky texture that honey provides.

2. Corn syrup

Corn syrup is your best bet if you’re looking to replace maple syrup in this crispy Brussel sprouts recipe.

It is just as sweet, and the texture is quite similar, so this swap shouldn’t make too much of a difference in your dish.

What’s more, this syrup also has that nutty, slightly burnt note similar to maple syrup.

3. Margarine

While you could replace butter with any vegetable oil in this recipe, it won’t give you the same richness and depth of flavor, with a slightly milky note.

That being said, margarine is the most convenient option for replacing butter in this crispy Brussel sprout dish.

What to serve with Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts

Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts are generally considered a side dish. However, with the right addition, you can certainly upgrade this flavorful dish to the main course.

Parmesan cheese

Cheese lovers have certainly thought of this combination the minute they saw this recipe.

If you feel that something is missing, adding a little bit (or a lot – your choice) of grated parmesan cheese on top of the crispy Brussel sprouts is one of the best ways to add more flavor and texture.

However, if you’re not a fan of parmesan, you can always replace it with your favorite cheese, depending on the result you’re going for.

Pasta

These roasted Brussel sprouts will complement any pasta dish, including carbonara and mac and cheese.

Adding Longhorn crispy Brussel sprouts as a side dish will also ensure you get your daily dose of veggies with your meal.

Steak

Despite Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts being an incredibly filling and flavorful dish, we completely understand if you decide to serve it as a side dish, alongside quality meat cuts such as a juicy, tender steak.

Brussel sprouts will complement any kind of steak, regardless of the cooking technique.

Chicken

Chicken can often lack flavor and aroma, as it is quite neutral when it comes to the overall flavor profile.

However, with the right side dish, you can elevate your chicken meal and transform it into a fancy dinner.

These crispy Brussel sprouts will definitely ensure that your dinner isn’t blunt and unattractive.

How to reheat Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts

Reheating your veggies may raise some eyebrows, as it is not easy preserving the flavors while keeping them crispy without drying them out.

When it comes to warming up your crispy Brussel sprouts, you want to reheat them quickly to avoid getting a puree instead of roasted Brussel sprouts.

Also, if the Brussel sprouts have absorbed the sauce you’ve drizzled over them, you may want to make some extra seasoning mixture to pour over the reheated batch.

How to reheat Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts in the oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F while you place the leftover Brussel sprouts onto a baking tray lined up with a piece of baking sheet. Drizzle some olive oil on top of the veggies to lock in the moisture.

One method to reheat them is to cover the tray with aluminum foil, bake them for 3 minutes, then remove the foil and let them bake for another 2-3 minutes to get a crispy outside layer.

However, you can skip this step and simply add the Brussel sprouts into the oven without covering the tray, but avoid reheating them for more than 5 minutes.

How to reheat Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts in an air fryer

Once again, we advise sprinkling some olive oil over the Brussel sprouts as this will ensure they do not get dry and chewy.

Air fry your leftover roasted Brussel sprouts for about 3 minutes at 350°F.

After 3 minutes, check the level of crispiness and see if you need to reheat them for a bit longer to retain that crispy, golden outside layer.

How to reheat Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts in the microwave

When using this method, you want to be extra careful not to overcook your veggies, as you will end up with mushy, pureed Brussel sprouts.

Transfer your Brussel sprouts onto a microwave-safe dish and microwave them at high for 30 seconds.

If you need to microwave them a bit longer after 30 seconds, make sure to do so in 15-second intervals.

How to reheat Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts on the stovetop

Melt a little bit of butter in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, then add the leftover Brussel sprouts.

Toss them in the pan for about 4-5 minutes, or until they’ve regained that golden crispiness on each side.

How to store Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel sprouts

Keep in mind that storing roasted Brussel sprouts in the fridge or the freezer will allow for the veggies to absorb the sauce, but you can always make fresh sauce when you reheat them.

Also, it is necessary for the Brussel sprouts to cool down completely before storing them.

Store in the fridge

Transfer the roasted Brussel sprouts into an airtight container and make sure the lid is properly sealed.

Make sure not to keep them in the fridge for longer than a week.

Store in the freezer

Add the Brussel sprouts into an airtight container or a freezer bag, and ensure it is completely sealed.

Use up your leftover Longhorn Brussel sprouts in 3 months.

longhorn steakhouse brussel sprouts recipe

Longhorn Steakhouse Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Your Brussel sprouts side dish will never be boring or blunt again. In just 35 minutes, you can have delicious, crispy Brussel sprouts just like you’ve just picked them up from Longhorn Steakhouse - including their sweet and spicy, sticky sauce.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 305 kcal
Equipment
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 Oven
Ingredients
  
  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle chili powder or Calabrian chili rub
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
Instructions
 
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F, while you fill a large saucepan with water and bring it to a boil.
    Once the water has come to a boil, add the entire batch of Brussel sprouts, reduce the heat, and let them simmer for about 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, make sure to completely drain Brussel sprouts by using a strainer, then place them into an ice bath for 30 seconds.
    Once again, drain the Brussel sprouts using a strainer, then place them onto a plate covered with paper towels. Use paper towels to pat them dry and ensure you've removed excess water.
  • Slice all the Brussel sprouts in half, then place them onto a baking tray lined up with parchment paper. Sprinkle some olive oil on top, making sure to coat them evenly.
    Add the baking tray to the preheated oven and roast the Brussel sprouts for 25 minutes, or until you notice they're developed a golden crust.
  • While the Brussel sprouts are in the oven, prepare the seasoning mixture by combining melted butter, salt, red pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, Chipotle seasoning (or Calabrian chili rub), honey, and maple syrup.
    Whisk all the ingredients together to create a perfectly blended mixture.
    If the butter wasn't hot enough to help you blend the ingredients, you can warm up the mixture in a saucepan over medium heat to ensure all the flavors are combined.
  • After 25 minutes (or once they're crispy and golden), remove the Brussel sprouts from the oven and place them into a large bowl.
    Pour the seasoning mixture over the Brussel sprouts, then toss them to distribute the mixture evenly.
    In case you're using a spoon to mix them, be careful not to mash them as they're quite tender when they're hot.
Nutrition
Calories: 305kcalCarbohydrates: 32.4gProtein: 8.1gFat: 19.6gSaturated Fat: 8.6gSodium: 626mgPotassium: 931mgFiber: 9.1gSugar: 15.7gCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
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