Brussels Sprout lovers, we know who you are. So, we gathered the best and most irresistible Brussels Sprout recipes in one delicious list.
Not many vegetables are as divisive as Brussels sprouts. Whether you love them (like we do!) or hate them from visions of your over-boiled childhood trauma, we believe they deserve to be looked at in new and exciting ways.
So why are the humble Brussels sprouts worth a second look, you ask? Because they are one of the world’s healthiest foods! (See, Mom was onto something after all).
With a flavor that’s similar to cabbage, but as robust as kale, there are all sorts of ways that Brussels sprouts can be prepared. Sliced raw in salads, sautéed, roasted or even grilled, the methods that you use to cook these little nutritional powerhouses can change the flavor dramatically.
Or you can peel them, cover with salt and oil and bake them into crunchy petals that are not unlike kale chips. You can take a plain approach and steam them if you wish, but over-boiling is definitely not okay!
To remind you that you really don’t need to wait until Thanksgiving Day to have your share of Brussels, we compiled a list of 45 ways you can enjoy these little delights every single day!
Try using bacon, garlic, balsamic vinegar, or lemon zest to help showcase the sweet-salty versatility of these sprouts, or make a full-blown meal with diced chicken, sweet potatoes or eggs.
Take a look at this list of Paleo-friendly ways to prepare Brussels sprouts and challenge yourself to try a new one every week. Even if you used to think you hated them, we’re pretty sure these recipes will convince you otherwise!
Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts
All you need is a handful of ingredients for this quick and easy side dish! Get your sprouts roasting before you start your main dish, as you’ll need 40 minutes of bake time to get these beauties perfectly caramelized.
Recipe: Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts “Flavor Bombs”
Paleo Newbie promises that this recipe will instantly convert those who don’t think they like Brussels sprouts into believers. With sweet potatoes, pancetta, rosemary, and orange juice mixed in, these “bombs” will at the very least reaffirm our love for them!
Chicken, Apple, Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts Skillet
This easy, one-pan dinner combines your meat and your veggies into a full-blown dinner that’s ready in under a half an hour.
Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples and Walnuts
This raw, vegan salad with toasted walnuts and sliced apple is tossed with a sweet Dijon vinaigrette for a detox meal that no one will complain about.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar & Honey
When roasted with the sweetness of balsamic and honey, these sprouts take on a whole new dimension of deliciousness!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans & Cranberries
Celebrate Thanksgiving year-round with this warm side dish sweetened with maple syrup.
Baked Brussels Sprouts Chips
When you start to get tired of kale chips, these crispy replacements will refresh your snack palate! All you have to do is peel, drizzle, and roast.
Recipe: Baked Brussels Sprouts Chips
Fried Eggs with Mushrooms & Brussels Sprouts
Add Brussels sprouts to your brunch rotation with this egg dish, topped with lightly toasted walnuts.
Warm Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Asian Citrus Dressing
This tangy orange-ginger salad is garnished with scallions, cilantro, and toasted sesame seeds. It’s delicious served hot, warm, or cold out of the fridge!
Spicy Candied Brussels Sprouts
These hot-and-sweet sprouts are cooked in bacon grease for good measure and topped with the crispy bits. And they’re ready in 30 minutes!
Recipe: Spicy Candied Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes
Brussels sprouts… with grapes? Believe it or not, baking with the red seedless variety will actually bring a warm sweetness with the concentrated grape flavor. Add fresh thyme and chopped walnuts for a funky, earthy flavor.
Browned Butter Sea Scallop Pasta with Sage, Brussels Sprouts & Crispy Prosciutto
This Paleo-friendly noodle dish includes grain-free pasta, but you can substitute spaghetti squash or noodles if you prefer! The fresh scallops are the starring ingredient, so make sure yours are fresh.
Roasted Fennel & Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Almonds
This recipe pairs the sweet, cabbage-like flavor of Brussels sprouts with earthy roasted fennel for a dazzling way to use the greens in your crisper!
Chorizo Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts
To upgrade your basic sprouts side dish to lunch-worthy status, try adding a chorizo link to your skillet. Note: it can still double as a hearty side!
Crispy Sesame Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Curry Dipping Sauce
These dippers are perfect for an appetizer or snack! With the dipping sauce made from homemade mayo, cilantro, curry powder, and cayenne pepper, you’ll polish off the tray just about as fast as you can chew.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
You don’t always have to make Brussels sprouts the star of the show. Instead, let it play a supporting role with bacon, broccoli, chicken, and spinach in these hearty and totally filling stuffed sweet potatoes.
Recipe: Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter Vinaigrette
Bacon and Brussels have always gone well together, but when it’s topped with shallots, herbs, and browned butter? It’s a whole new ball game of delightfulness!
Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Mustard
What makes this recipe different from the rest? This easy six-ingredient sprout recipe includes a homemade honey mustard dressing made from garlic-infused olive oil!
Brussels Sprouts, Hemp, Raisin & Apple Winter Salad
Don’t let the recipe name fool you: this warm salad is great any time of year! The best part? It takes about ten minutes from prep to table.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter
Next Thanksgiving, combine two of your favorite sides into one tradition-blasting dish: Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce! With lots of butter, orange zest, and fresh thyme, this recipe screams “holiday classic.”
Pomegranate Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
This recipe involves deeply roasting your sprouts until they’re almost burnt, and topping them with a thickened sauce of balsamic vinegar and pomegranate juice. The result? A sweetened side dish that almost tastes like candy!
Beet and Brussels Sprout Salad
This delicious slow roasted meal combines Brussels sprouts with a sweet and unexpected root veggie – beets! Topped with toasted pistachios, this nutty dish is a keeper.
Recipe: Beet and Brussels Sprout Salad
Brussels Sprouts and Spinach Truffle Frittata
Made with spinach, parsley, and avocado, this frittata has a lot of greens to speak off! Baked in bacon fat and finished with truffle oil, this breakfast of champions is perfect for a slow and decadent Sunday.
One-Pan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds
Pair this meaty veggie with smoky bacon and nutty almonds for a flavor combination that wows any time of day. Add Cajun seasoning for an added spicy note!
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lime and Crispy Shallots
These sprouts, topped with fried shallots and lime juice, are delicious served warm and crunchy. Got leftovers? Use the cooled remnants as a salad base!
Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts
Freshen up your Brussels game with just-barely-cooked garlic and ginger for a clean, zesty side dish or meal. Top with just a little black or red pepper for a simple and pungent kick!
Recipe: Garlic Ginger Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts, Blueberry & Bacon Salad
Thinly sliced raw sprouts mixed with crispy bacon and dried blueberries make for a salad perfect for toting to potlucks. With its tangy tarragon dressing, no one will be able to keep their hands off of it!
Paleo Bacon Walnut Brussels Sprouts
Sweetened slightly with coconut sugar and made salty with crispy bacon, these sprouts really play up the fragrant side of hearty greens.
Roasted Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Rutabaga
This super simple recipe of only five ingredients – including fat and salt! – bakes for only half an hour before it’s ready. A quick and easy way to eat your veggies!
Brussels Sprouts Bonanza
This veggie bonanza combines carrots, onions, peppers, and garlic for a quick but satisfying lunch or snack.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Bonanza
Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts
This recipe is both sautéed and roasted to make sure the cranberries pop! Orange juice, maple syrup, and pecan halves round out this festive recipe nicely.
Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts
Down Home Brussels Sprout Hash
Nothing starts the day better than a stick-to-your-ribs morning hash, like this one with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and bacon. Topped with two or three eggs, this robust hash will keep you going for hours!
Recipe: Down Home Brussels Sprout Hash
Lemon Brussels Sprouts
These thinly sliced sprouts are best achieved with a mandolin for small, uniform slices. With lemon zest, red onions, and a crack of fresh pepper, this recipe thrives on its fresh simplicity.
Recipe: Lemon Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Salad with Dijon Vinegar Dressing
Break away from your boring lettuce and kale salads with this hearty, roasted-then-chilled salad that’s anything but boring. Perfect to make the night before!
Blueberry Brussels Sprouts
This buttery dish involves cooking your Brussels down with fresh blueberries and red onions. Topped with lots of lime juice and thyme, this dish is a fabulous way to pair powerhouse fruits and veggies!
Recipe: Blueberry Brussels Sprouts
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
The next time someone asks you to bring an appetizer to their party, consider this two-ingredient finger food that will impress everyone in the room.
Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Chanterelles
Have you tried grilling your Brussels sprouts yet? You’ll get a smoky char that pairs perfectly with sweet, musky mushrooms like chanterelles or criminis.
Harvest Salad with Maple Poppy Seed Dressing
This shredded salad is brought together nicely with sweet pears, dried fruit, and nuts, and topped with an addictive dressing that somehow hits all the right notes!
Brussels Sprouts and Egg Salad with Hazelnuts
Whoever thought to pair Brussels sprouts with hard-boiled eggs? We’re not sure, but we’re glad that they did – this winning combo is only five ingredients, and will ramp up your snack game nicely.
Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad
Light and healthy with all the right textures, it will be hard to keep your fork out of this salad! With ripe avocado and a honey-orange dressing, you’ll be the envy of everyone at your lunch table.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pastrami and Pickled Red Onion
Sodium lovers, rejoice! We have the perfect Brussels recipe for you that combines both briny liquids and salty meat. The hardest part about this recipe is making the pickled red onions – with rice wine vinegar, sugar, and salt – a day ahead.
Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Honey and Sriracha
Sometimes, you just want the ultimate hot sauce on anything and everything you can get your hands on. Keep your craving healthy with this super easy recipe of only four ingredients!
When red cabbage, orange carrots, yellow lemon, and green Brussels come together, you get a raw slaw that’ll keep beautifully for days.
Recipe: Rainbow Slaw
Kale, Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts Salad
Drizzled generously with a maple tahini dressing, this massaged kale salad is topped with cranberry and pecans for a holiday-style lunch that’s great for any time of year.
Umami Brussels Sprouts
What gives these Brussels sprouts the perfect sweet-salty tanginess? The secret is in the sauce. The fish sauce, that is!
Recipe: Umami Brussels Sprouts
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