12 Honey-Glazed Vegetable Recipes

Honey-Chipotle Roasted Broccoli

You'll want to eat all of your vegetables with these honey-glazed veggie recipes. Honey adds a natural sweetness to the vegetables and makes a delicious glaze when paired with other ingredients like balsamic vinegar, ginger or mustard. Recipes like Honey-Glazed Onions and Honey-Chipotle Roasted Broccoli are healthy, bold and delicious additions to any meal.

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey-Balsamic Glaze


This lightning-fast side dish produces deliciously sweet Brussels sprouts, thanks to honey that caramelizes and crispy, salty bacon. They're so good your kids will even eat them! If the Brussels sprouts are hard to skewer, consider microwaving them a minute longer and then try skewering again. If you'd like to make this Brussels sprouts recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2019

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Honey-Glazed Onions

Honey-Glazed Onions

Onions lose their bite and transform into a mellow, tender veggie when they're baked in the oven with a sweet and tangy sauce. Keeping the root end of the onions intact keeps them together while they cook. Serve this easy side dish alongside grilled or roasted pork, chicken or steak. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Honey-Glazed Roasted Delicata Squash


Tangy cider vinegar, sweet honey, crunchy pine nuts and fresh mint come together to make an amazing glaze in this healthy roasted winter squash recipe. If you use delicata, the whole squash--including the gorgeous skin--is edible. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

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Honey-Mustard Roasted Cabbage

Honey-Mustard Roasted Cabbage

Roasting cabbage brings out its sweet and savory side. Caraway seed is a natural pairing with this cruciferous veggie, and a combination of honey and Dijon mustard deepens the flavor. Serve as a side to pork chops, burgers or roasted chicken. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Honey-Chipotle Roasted Broccoli


Honey and chipotle peppers coat roasted broccoli in this sweet and smoky side dish. Serve alongside grilled pork, roasted chicken or with any main dish that could use some kick. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Honey & Ginger Roasted Turnips


Thick-cut bacon and a honey-ginger glaze transform turnips into a sweet, satisfying side. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018

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Honey & Orange Glazed Carrots


Bright and fresh, these candied carrots have just a hint of sweetness from the honey and citrus. This one-pan dish is quick and easy to make, but also has such a pretty presentation that it works both as an entertaining-worthy or weeknight side dish. Look for carrots that are similar in size so they cook evenly. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2019

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Honey-Roasted Beets

a recipe photo of the Honey Roasted Beets served in a bowl
Preethi Venkatram

Earthy beets turn sweet and tender when they're roasted. Preheating your baking sheet speeds up the roasting time and gives the outside of the beets a quick and flavorful sear. Honey and lemon juice add sweet and tangy notes. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Honey BBQ Roasted Root Vegetables


In this veggie-forward spin on Texas-style barbecue, we swap the traditional brisket for root vegetables and rely on the chipotles in the sauce to bring the smokiness to the table. These vegetables are a versatile side for all sorts of mains, whether you're in the mood for meat or want to go vegetarian with grilled tofu or a bean dish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019

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Honey-Chile Glazed Baked Brussels Sprouts


We jump-start this baked Brussels sprouts recipe by preheating the baking sheet for quick roasting. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2020

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Balsamic Roasted Cabbage

Balsamic Roasted Cabbage

These roasted cabbage wedges with honey and balsamic vinegar make an attractive and healthy side dish that's also very easy to prepare. You can use red or green cabbage--or make a double batch with one of each for a pretty presentation. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2019

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle


A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks dramatic over roasted sweet potato wedges.

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