Ah, the Brussels sprout. The humble, darling little cabbages that send most children (and adults) screaming from the dinner table and straight to bed without dessert. We’ve all heard the horror stories. We’ve all probably sat in front of a plate, rolling them around with our forks, wishing some calamity would strike so we wouldn’t have to choke them down. But then when you think about it, what’s so scary about baby cabbages anyway? They’re sort of cute. And they’re really healthy. The truth is, I think people hate them because they’ve never had them properly prepared before. You can’t cook Brussels sprouts into oblivion. They’ll smell bad and taste worse. No! They require just the right amount of cooking, or they are equally amazing raw in salads and slaws. I am a reformed vegetable hater. I’ll admit that. The thing that changed my mind about Brussels sprouts (and every other green vegetable) was a good recipe. So, I present to you ten fresh new Brussels sprouts recipes that are sure to help you enjoy these tasty little cabbages. Just in case you needed a little help.
Get your forks ready! 1 of 11
There are many more tasty recipes out there for Brussels sprouts, but these ten will get you started!
Baked Eggs with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms 2 of 11
Let's begin with a way to eat Brussels sprouts for the most important meal of the day — breakfast. Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts team up with mushrooms, cheese, and eggs. A quick stint in the oven and you've got one satisfying way to eat your veggies for breakfast.
Get the recipe for Baked Eggs with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms from Brooklyn Supper.
Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Vinaigrette 3 of 11
Sometimes the best way to enjoy vegetables is simply prepared. And this Brussels sprout salad is as simple as they come. Shaved sprouts are tossed with sliced red onions an tangy walnut vinaigrette.
Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Vinaigrette from The Vintage Mixer
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans 4 of 11
My preferred way to eat Brussels sprouts is roasted. I think they turn to candy in the high heat with a bit of olive oil and sea salt. This goes a step beyond by adding two of my favorites - avocados and pecans. This is one of those "run, don't walk" kinds of recipes.
Get the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans on Kalyn's Kitchen.
Shaved Fennel, Brussels Sprout, and Apple Salad 5 of 11
A classic recipe for shaved fennel salad gets a Brussels sprouts twist complete with a bright, lemony dressing that will make your mouth sing.
Get the recipe for Shaved Fennel, Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad from Brooklyn Kitchen.
Thanksgivukkah Pumpkin Tsimmes 6 of 11
Tsimmes is a Jewish word that means "big fuss," but it's also the name of a traditional dish served during Hanukkah. Usually it is made with carrots and stewed fruit. Here it gets a Thanksgiving twist with the addition of Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, parsnips, and even fuyu persimmon. The perfect way to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, especially since it won't happen again for 70,000+ years!
Get the recipe for Thanksgivukkuh Pumpkin Tsimmes from Jennie Schacht.
Brussels Sprout Potato Gratin 7 of 11
As I popped this gratin into the oven, I texted my husband to tell him I'd save some for him...maybe. The creamy potatoes and nutty cheese with the crispy topped Brussels sprouts was just what we needed on a chilly fall evening. And yes, it was eaten straight from the baking dish. No plates needed.
Get the recipe for Brussels Sprout Potato Gratin on Cafe Johnsonia.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Old Bay and Parsley 8 of 11
I love that these roasted Brussels sprouts are seasoned with Old Bay and parsley. I'm thinking they're the perfect side dish to a stack of crab cakes or some lemony, buttery shrimp.
Get the recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Old Bay and Parsley from Brooklyn Supper.
Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Balsamic and Honey Shallots 9 of 11
All I have to say is that if you haven't tried shaved Brussels sprouts tossed with pasta, you are missing out! There are many ways to do it, but they're especially good with tangy sweet caramelized shallots.
Get the recipe for Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Caramelized Balsamic and Honey Shallots from Cafe Johnsonia.
Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad 10 of 11
Brussels sprouts become the leafy green base for this fresh, colorful salad made from avocados and citrus topped with pomegranate seeds.
Get the recipe for Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod.
Blackened Brussels Sprouts 11 of 11
Lastly, what I think is sure to become a favorite to all. The Brussels sprouts cook quickly in a mere 8 seconds. One side is blacked with a irresistible garlicky, salty crust. The other side steamed to perfection. The word on the street is that you'll be popping these babies into your mouth like candy.
Get the recipe for Blackened Brussels Sprouts from Mountain Mama Cooks.