These Date Sweetened Brussels Sprouts come together quickly and are such a unique and delicious way to prepare them! the sprouts are salty with a little bit of a crunch while the dates are soft and so deliciously sweet.

I’m partnering up once again with Natural Delights which is my GO TO source for fresh and delicious Medjool dates! I used their pitted dates to make this simple but delicious Brussels sprouts recipe that you’re going to love!

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A few years ago in Nashville, I had a version of this recipe at a restaurant and have been craving it EVER SINCE. It’s a flavor combination that honestly seems a little odd at first but somehow just works so well together. This is definitely one of those “don’t know it until you try it” situations- trust me!

box of natural delights pitted medjool dates next to a bowl of brussels sprouts and chopped dates topped with crumbled goat cheese

And hopefully you know by now HOW MUCH I really love Brussels sprouts. I’ve created so many delicious sprout recipes at this point but I never get sick of them. This particular recipe is a play on my classic Sea Salt & Garlic Brussels Sprouts that I make quite often.

For this recipe, we’re going to be adding in the chopped Medjool dates as well as a *little* bit of crumbled goat cheese on top. The cheese is completely optional, so feel free to leave it out if you’re dairy free/ vegan. But if not, I high suggest just adding the cheese :)

Either way- the recipe turns out amazing and makes for such a great holiday side dish (or just an everyday side dish!).

I really like to use fresh Brussels sprouts when possible. However, I do sometimes makes this with a bag of frozen sprouts and it still tastes delicious. So, use whatever you’re able to find/ have on hand already.

For the dates, I’m using 12 ounces of Natural Delights Pitted Medjool dates. I ALWAYS have them on hand and love that the pits have already been removed- it makes the whole process a lot easier. The pitted dates are also a favorite in our house for snacking because they’re so deliciously sweet and are great for a quick on-the-go snack. We’re big fans!

Here are the ingredients in this recipe:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Natural Delights Medjool dates
  • Sea salt
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Lots of garlic!

Pretty simple but again- the flavor combination is just so good!

I’m eager to hear how you like this recipe and what you think about dates with Brussels sprouts!

If you end up making this recipe, please be sure to snap a photo and tag me on social media! And thanks again to Natural Delights for sponsoring this post and thank YOU for supporting the brands that make my blog possible.

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Date Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy sauteed brussels sprouts with caramelized medjool dates!


Units Scale
  • 1 pound of Brussels sprouts (can be fresh OR frozen and thawed), rinsed
  • 12 ounces of Natural Delights Medjool Dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • ~1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 4 ounces of crumbled Goat Cheese (optional)


  1. If using fresh brussels sprouts, cut off the stems and slice the brussels sprouts in half from the stem area to the top of the sprout.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, combine half of the oil and half of the butter and heat until butter is just melted all the way through.
  3. Add in the brussels sprouts and sprinkle with the sea salt and pepper until the sprouts are evenly covered.
  4. Cook over medium heat, toss occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until the brussels sprouts begin to soften.
  5. Add in the minced garlic as well as the remaining oil and butter and cook, tossing occasionally, for an additional 4-5 minutes. Remove the sprouts to a clean bowl and return the skillet to the heat.
  6. Over medium heat, place the dates into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. This will lightly caramelize the dates.
  7. Add the Brussels sprouts back in and toss to combine. Let cool slightly and serve warm with a sprinkle of goat cheese on top. ENJOY!!


These Brussels sprouts are best served immediately, however, I do enjoy leftovers served over a salad and they will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For best results, reheat leftovers in a skillet on the stovetop to crisp everything up. You can also reheat in the microwave, if preferred.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 372
  • Sugar: 34.4 g
  • Sodium: 741.8 mg
  • Fat: 19.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.3 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.3 mg