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!
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Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts
One of the simplest and most celebrated ways of cooking the cruciferous veggie is roasting until lightly caramelized and tossing with bacon. Even kids will love these bacon-roasted Brussels sprouts which pair well with virtually any meat or vegetarian main.
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Chickpea and Brussels Sprouts Salad With Tahini Dressing
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.
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Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup
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 an 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.
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
An air fryer is a quick and delicious way to cook the green veggie. These air-fried Brussels sprouts are seasoned with white pepper, garlic chili paste, and honey. They come out brown and crispy without deep-frying and make a healthy side for any meal.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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One-Dish Chicken Thighs, Pears, and Brussels Sprouts
Seared chicken thighs go right in the pan with sprouts, pears, and bacon for a simple meal you can have on the table in under half an hour. Choose bone-in, skin-on thighs for juicy, succulent meat and serve the chicken thighs, pears, and Brussels sprouts with a leafy green salad.
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Quick Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
Rather than fire up your oven and wait for Brussels sprouts to slowly roast, cut them into thin slices and sauté them on the stovetop. Crisp bacon, garlic, and lemon juice add lots of savory flavor to these quick shredded Brussels sprouts. Leave out the meat if you don't eat pork.
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Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Hash
This Brussels sprouts and sweet potato hash substitutes the traditional meat and spuds for spiced veggies. The eggs cook right on top for a simple one-dish breakfast or brunch. A dash of cayenne pepper and paprika add a kick, and you can add cooked bacon or sausage for meat lovers.
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Balsamic Vinegar Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Dill
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.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Cranberries
Combined with naturally sweet butternut squash, nutty pecans, and chewy cranberries, roasted Brussels sprouts become something deliciously new. This autumnal dish is perfect for winter holidays or any cold-weather dinner. To take it up a notch, drizzle the dish with a balsamic glaze after roasting.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Onions
This simple sautéed Brussels sprouts and onions side dish perfectly matches a wide array of meals and it's easy to whip up with any number of variations. You can cook them until just wilted for a crunchier texture or until they're well-browned for a deeper caramelized taste. If you're feeling creative, toss in some bacon or chili flakes.
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Carbonara Pasta With Brussels Sprouts
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.