Think you don’t like Brussels sprouts? You may take a look at these tempting, easy-to-make recipes for sides and mains will change your mind. These tiny cabbage-shaped vegetables taste great in a wide array of styles and preparations. Mix up your Brussels sprouts game with the following recipes—try them all and see how fast they convert your kids to sprout lovers!
Fontina cheese and buttery breadcrumbs make this cheesy Brussels sprouts gratin an essential comfort food. Add bacon, ham, or pancetta to turn it into a main dish or serve it as a side with or without meat. You can also make it in ramekins for individually-sized portions. Best of all, the gratin freezes well.
This healthy, protein-rich chickpea and Brussels sprouts salad with tahini dressing is great as a light lunch or as a side dish. The bright, nutty tahini and lemon dressing complements the crisp, slightly bitter raw sprouts beautifully. Make extra dressing to keep in the fridge for future salads.
This slurpable cream of Brussels Sprouts soup tastes nutty and creamy even without dairy. Roasting the sprouts with aromatics gives the soup a deep, rich umami flavor. You can also add milk or cream for extra velvety texture. Serve it as a starter for an elegant dinner or add hearty whole-grain bread and a sprinkle of sharp cheese for a light meal.
Balsamic vinegar plays up the sweetness of roasted, slightly caramelized Brussels sprouts in this guaranteed crowd-pleaser. This vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free recipe tones down the sprouts’ characteristic bitterness. Make a big batch of balsamic vinegar roasted Brussels sprouts for a dinner party or Thanksgiving and watch your guests clean their plates.
If you’ve never shaved your sprouts, you are in for a wonderful treat. Slicing them nice and thin lets their leafy texture shine in this simple shaved Brussels sprouts salad. The addition of fresh dill gives it a nice, herbal flavor while salty nuts and grated Pecorino Romano cheese give it texture. Try it alongside fish or chicken for a light dinner.
Pasta with Brussels sprouts? You bet! If you like the traditional egg and cheese-sauce carbonara, you’ll love this carbonara pasta with Brussels Sprouts, which uses shaved Brussels sprouts instead of the traditional pancetta. Feel free to toss some meat into this dish if you’re not vegetarian.
That’s how you can cook the Brussel sprouts in different ways so you can enjoy it. Whether you prefer them roasted with pieces of pancetta, sauteed in sesame oil with ginger and soy sauce, tossed into pasta with Pecorino, or shaved and sprinkled over pizza, there’s a Brussels sprouts recipe here for every flavor palette.