Sweet Orange Glazed Brussels Sprout Flatbread

I have to admit that I’m not the best meal planner (check out these amazing meal prepping skills). I usually buy a bunch of ingredients and hope that I’ll magically create an interesting meal. This works out most of the time, but sometimes I end up looking in my fridge to find only Brussels sprouts and oranges.

Rather than letting the food go to waste, I try to utilize these ingredients for a fun and different meal option. On a side note, about one-third of all food produced worldwide (worth around $1 trillion USD) gets lost in food production or is wasted. I try to do my part, whenever possible, to minimize food waste, and you should too! Okay, let me step down from my soap box and get back to the recipe… Rather, than letting the weird Brussels sprout and orange combo go to waste, I decided to combine the bitterness of the Brussels sprouts with the sweet and tanginess of an orange to create a Sweet Orange Glazed Brussels Sprout Flatbread. Not to toot my own horn, but this is one of my best recipes to date!

Brussels Sprouts Flatbread on whole wheat naan with mozzarella cheese

And I love Brussels sprouts because they are loaded with fiber, one cup of Brussels sprouts has more than 100% the daily value of Vitamin C, and they’ve even got some protein– a rarity for a vegetable!

Sweet Orange Glazed Brussels Sprout Flatbread

A crispy multi-grain flatbread with mozzarella cheese and sweet orange glazed Brussels sprouts. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of 100% orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar optional for added sweetness
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound Brussel sprouts cut off the stalk and slice in half lengthwise
  • 2 whole grain flatbreads
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, brown sugar, and Dijon mustard and whisk until well combined. Set aside
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. When pan is hot, add remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Place Brussels sprouts face down in the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Add the orange juice mixture to the pan, and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Cover each flatbread with 1/4 cup of cheese and then place Brussels sprouts on top. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes.

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    May 12, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    This looks amazing! For me, those yummy crunchy chickpeas aren’t optional- they’re a must!!

  • Reply
    genevieve y
    May 12, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Nothing wrong with tooting your own horn, especially if it’s about these yummy sprout flatbreads! I’m terrible with meal planning too, but I’m working on it. Most nights I just pull random things out of my fridge and try to make the tastiest and most nutritional meal possible!

    • Reply
      Nutrition a la Natalie
      May 14, 2015 at 10:40 am

      I do the same thing! But it works out most of the time. I want to be better about it, but I’m happy just throwing anything together rather than getting take out!

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