The 20 Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes to Redeem the Most Hated Vegetable

Brussels sprouts have experienced a renaissance in the last few years, however, they still seem to have an old, and terrible reputation clinging to them. Often they are seen as smelly, mushy green balls that are a sorry excuse for a proper cabbage.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are Brussels sprouts numerous in their health benefits including anti-inflammatory, cardio-protective, and detoxification properties, but they are delicious. You just have to know how to cook them well. 

Therefore, to help you avoid boringly boiling or simply sautéeing these little green globes, here are 20 Brussels Sprouts recipes that you can try so you enjoy these baby cabbages to their full potential.

1. Fried Brussels Sprouts

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Martha Stewart.

When is anything fried not good? Right, never. So if we follow this logic we know that fried brussels sprouts are going to be delicious.

Make this side a main dish by adding some rice on the bottom and topping with chicken. Get the recipe here.

2. Chopped Brussels Sprout, Kale, and Chard Salad

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Cooking for Keeps.

If you need more green things in your diet because the weather is warming up and leafy vegetables are starting to look tempting, then why not indulge and combine three kinds at once?

That way you’ll be getting a triple whammy of vitamins and flavor. Olive oil works wonderfully here, as does a splash of lemon juice. Get the recipe here.

3. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Walnuts

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Foodie with Family.

Don’t look so incredulous at the idea! It’s good. Promise. You just have to make sure to get one sprout, one grape, and one walnut in every bite.

Toss a few sliced red potatoes on the pan, sprinkle with kosher salt, and you’re one step closer to a baking sheet dinner. Get the recipe here.

4. Brussels Sprout Slaw with Coconut Bacon

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Minimalist Baker

Tangy, saucy, and loaded with bacon. Sounds like every comfort dish ever. Except this plate is deceptively loaded down with little cabbages.

Sure, you have to preheat your oven for the toasted pecans, but that’s an easy step. Get the recipe here.

5. Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

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Cookie + Kate.

If you need a fresh take on coleslaw for your next barbecue, why not try and substitute out the traditional cabbage for fresh Brussels sprouts?

They will be super tender and they will hold the dressing just as well as their full-grown counterparts. Get the recipe here.

6. Brussels Sprout Gratin

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Arthur Street Kitchen.

Gratin is always, always a good idea. Creamy and cheesy, these Brussels sprouts just turn a good idea into a great one for your recipe box.

Get the recipe here.

7. Brussels Sprout Chips

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Simply Recipes

Crispy, crunchy, healthy. Now you don’t even need an excuse to enjoy some chips.

Top with a little balsamic vinegar, or make your own balsamic vinegar mixture with some fresh parsley. Get the recipe here.

8. Caramelized Onion Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts + Burrata

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Yes to Yolks 

If you’re in need of a pure, unadulterated, and completely unapologetically decadent dish, click here. In this recipe, creamy carbonara interplays perfectly with soft burrata and crispy, balsamic sprouts.

The minimal cooking time makes this recipe a winner. Get the recipe here.

9. Brussels Sprouts And Kelp Noodle Breakfast Salad

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The FeedFeed – Lee Tilghman 

On the other end of the spectrum, Brussels sprouts can be the ultimate health food. Pulsated with raw kelp and dressed in a creamy, curry dressing, this salad is topped in a typical Japanese style with an egg.

Just because it’s healthy though, doesn’t mean it isn’t delicious. A sprinkle of black pepper at the end ties it all together. Get the recipe here.

10. Brussels Sprouts and Speck Mac + Cheese

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Brooklyn Supper

When you add vegetables to bacon mac and cheese you’re just giving yourself an excuse to serve seconds.

Nothing is better than parmesan Brussels sprouts, so how could this recipe let you down? Get the recipe here.

11. Brussels Sprouts + Eggs +  Bacon

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Damn Delicious

When Brussels sprouts meet breakfast’s golden eggs and crispy bacon, things get good. Plus, there is only one pan to clean at the end.

Get the recipe here.

12. Brussels Sprouts + Ricotta Flatbread

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Chocolate Moosey

Quick, easy, creamy, and healthy. What else do you need to know?

Forgo the preheat oven step by firing up this flatbread on the grill. Get the recipe here.

13. Local Squash, Brussels Sprout + Cranberry Pizza

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The FeedFeed –
Julie Resnick

If you have time to make a pizza, you may as well up the ante and top it with carefully thought out ingredients. Try pairing squash, cranberry, and brussels sprouts.

It’s like Thanksgiving, but better because you can eat it with your hands. Get the recipe here.

14. Brussels Sprouts +Bacon + Apple Galette

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The Spice Train

Do you want pie for dinner? How about one filled with the flavors of fall? Yeah, we thought you might.

Get the recipe here.

15. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprout and Quince Salad

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Brooklyn Supper

If you’ve never had quince, now is the time to become a big fan. While you’re at it, try pairing the quince with another vastly underrated vegetable like baby sprouts. You might be surprised.

Get the recipe here.

16. Shredded Brussels Sprout + Kale Salad

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Coffee & Crayons

This year’s upgrade on a Cobb salad involves pomegranate seeds and brussels sprouts.

Perfectly fresh for the turning of the seasons, it is also incredibly good for you. Get the recipe here.

17. Brussels Sprout + Lemon Pizza

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Martha Stewart

Skillet pizza with fresh citrus and impeccably crisped sprouts. Why not?

Get the recipe here.

18. Wild Rice Salad With Brussels Sprouts + Radish + Peas

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The FeedFeed – Sarah Strachan

Sharply flavored radish, mild baby cabbages, and wholesomely textured wild rice dressed in a lemon vinaigrette. Is it lunchtime yet?

Get the recipe here.

19. Shaved Brussels Sprout + Grapefruit Salad

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Homegrown Provisions

Buttery avocado contrasts with bright grapefruit as it nestles into a bed of shaved brussels sprouts. That sounds like brunch waiting to happen.

Get the recipe here.

20. Sriracha Almond Butter Brussels Sprouts

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Fooduzzi

Want some heat? This is your answer. With six major ingredients, and two extra if needed, this is a pantry staple that is nutrient and flavor rich.

Find the recipe here.

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