8 Ways to Get to Love Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts tend to come out in October; as it tiptoes toward Thanksgiving people begin to remember them once again, and how much they love – or hate – them. There seems to be no middle ground for Brussels sprouts; either they are adored or despised – members of the latter group most likely having been subjected to overcooked frozen grey Brussels sprouts at some point of their childhoods. Members of the brassica family (think cabbage, broccoli and kale), Brussels sprouts are inexpensive and incredibly good for you – high in fiber and low in calories, with cancer-fighting properties. Here are some delicious new ways to serve them that will convert even the most staunch Brussels sprout hater.

  • Brussels Sprout Slaw with Pears, Bacon & Blue Cheese 1 of 8
    A dynamite salad combination, the Brussels sprouts are finely shredded, giving them a slaw-like texture people love. Perfect for fall with sweet, perfumed pears.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pomegranate 2 of 8
    Brussels sprouts withstand heat well - they're perfect for roasting, especially with bacon. Tossing them with juicy, sweet-tart pomegranate arils provides a delicious texture and flavour contrast.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Baked Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Chips 3 of 8
    Yes - Brussels sprout chips! Who knew??
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Brussels Sprouts with Maple Buttered Pecans 4 of 8
    Brussels sprouts. Maple. Butter. Pecans. That is all.
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter & Hazelnuts 5 of 8
    Browned butter makes everything better - especially these Brussels sprouts, topped with crunchy hazelnuts. A perfect Thanksgiving side dish!
    Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Cheesy Brussels Sprout Gratin 6 of 8
    What could be better than a bubbling, cheesy gratin? For years it was the way to serve broccoli and cauliflower - why not its cousin, Brussels sprout?
    Spoonful has the recipe!
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon 7 of 8
    Apples and bacon provide a perfect sweet-salty contrast to the earthy Brussels sprouts - a perfect fall dish.
    Spoonful has the recipe!
  • Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Feta 8 of 8
    That's right - shredded Brussels sprouts, tossed with pasta! A brilliant new way to enjoy them for dinner.
    Family Bites has the recipe!

For more delicious ideas, check out Julie’s other Family Kitchen posts or visit her blog, Dinner with Julie! Join Julie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for updates!

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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