Brussels sprouts long had the stigma of being the least favorite vegetable. But that couldn’t be further from the truth these days. These greens are on the menu of just about any trendy restaurant, and for good reason: Cooked right, they’re delicious. Whether you are already sold on these veggies or need some convincing, these recipes will seriously wow you. From simple skewers to carmelized salads, you will definitely want seconds.
Brussels Sprouts and Ricotta Pizza
Ditch the pepperoni and shredded cheese next time you make a pizza, and opt for Brussels sprouts instead. Crisp sprout leaves paired with caramelized onions, ricotta cheese, and balsamic glaze is what dinner dreams are made of. After you saute the onions until they caramelize, add the brussels sprouts until they’ve softened. Put your veggies and cheese on the pizza dough, bake for about 12 minutes, and you’re all set to enjoy this meal from Recipe Runner.
Brussels Sprout Hash and Poached Eggs
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and just got a major upgrade thanks to this recipe from Feasting at Home. Waffles and pancakes are great, but this meal is a nutritious alternative that will keep you fueled up for the day ahead. Heat your sprouts until they are tender, and then add in your cooked bacon. When your hash is all heated up, top it with a poached egg, and enjoy.
Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts
Anything wrapped in bacon gets our approval, so of course this tip from Garnish With Lemon made our list. These are easy to put together and will definitely be a crowd favorite. Bonus points for adding maple syrup before serving!
Brussel Sprouts Casserole
Casseroles are one of the ultimate comfort foods, so why not throw some Brussels sprouts in there? You’ll definitely feel a little better about gorging on melted cheese if there are some vegetables involved. Diethood shares a great way for you to incorporate this unexpected veggie into your next casserole dish.
Brussel Sprouts Chips
You may not think of brussels sprouts as snacks, but they can be. If you’re a grazer who keeps snacks with you throughout the day, these are a healthy option for you (see ya potato chips!). Cupcakes and Cashmere shares a simple way for you to make your own at home.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup
This soup recipe from Skinnytaste is easy and will warm you up on any chilly day. Roast the Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and then blend them together to make a soup. It’s as easy as that. Save some of the roasted veggies to put on top of the finished soup to add some more texture and flavor.
Stuffed Brussels Sprouts
There are endless options when it comes to brussels sprouts appetizers, and this one has definitely gotten our attention. Delish describes how to scoop out the insides of your Brussels sprouts and fill them with a ricotta, parmesan and bread crumb mixture. Put these in the oven until the sprouts are crispy and the ricotta is melty. Yes, please!
Brussels Sprout Shallot Dip
Spinach and artichoke used to be the dip of choice, but Brussels sprouts and shallots are giving those other greens a run for their money. Try this dip from Minimalist Baker, and serve it with pita, tortilla chips, bread, or veggies.
Brussels Sprouts Quesadilla
Who doesn’t love a classic quesadilla as a quick meal option? Tasty, warm and easy to put together, this twist on the traditional recipe from How Sweet Eats has us running to the supermarket to pick up all of the ingredients. Bacon, cannellini beans, mozzarella, and blue cheese go perfectly with brussels sprouts in this creative meal.
Brussels Sprouts Latkes
Gold, crispy latkes are down right delicious. We know straying from something so right feels odd, but give these Brussels sprouts latkes from PureWow a shot. The shredded potato and onion is still involved, just with the addition of these flavorful sprouts. After you combine all of the ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to cook these to perfection.
Brussels Sprouts and Prosciutto Bites
Prosciutto pairs perfectly with just about anything, and Brussels sprouts are no exception. This Tablespoon recipe is beyond easy and will please hungry guests. After roasting your sprouts, simply add them to mini skewers along with prosciutto, and you’re all set to serve.
Parmesan Covered Brussels
This idea from Damn Delicious essentially turns your Brussels sprouts into cheesy tots. Yum! Coat your sprouts in a parmesan and panko mixture, and toss them in a skillet until they’re golden brown. Snack time just got a major flavor upgrade.
Asian Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels sprouts are delicious on their own, but why stop there? After they’re roasted to perfection, toss them with a blend of soy sauce, maple syrup, sriracha, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper. Sounds good, right? Follow along the whole recipe from The Baker Mama to perfect this meal.
Mini Brussels Sliders
This treat will take a bit more effort, but they’re so cute it’s hard to resist. Anything mini is good, and that includes these mini Brussels sprouts sliders. The miniature buns are actually the halved roasted Brussels sprouts that sandwich a marinated piece of tempeh. Really wow your guests next time by putting together these healthy little snacks.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts Salad
Sure, there are a variety of different ways for you to use shaved brussels sprouts to whip up a great salad. This one from Half Baked Harvest had us at “caramelized”. Brown sugar, apples, pecans, dried cherries, bacon and caramel apple vinaigrette all go into this dish. Warning: Once you try this, you may have a hard time going back to ordinary salads.