Our Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes
Known for their ability to enhance DNA repair in cells and help block the continued growth of cancer cells, Brussels sprouts are one powerful member of the cabbage family. Best cooked by steaming, roasting, or boiling, and combined with a variety of spices and dressings, these vegetables make a fabulous base for casseroles and salads or work as a hearty side dish.
First on the list is our Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples. When combined with Fuji apples, these roasted Brussels sprouts offer a bitter and sweet-tart contrast. You can leave the red skin on the apples for a pretty contrast, or peel the apple, if you prefer.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Chef Jonathan Waxman taught Cooking Light Editor Hunter Lewis how to make this fall salad many years ago. Riff with the ingredients to find the flavor balance you prefer. With a zing of fresh citrus to cut through the acidity, this crunchy winter salad is the perfect light addition to your holiday spread.
For a vegan version, omit the parmesan.
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Often served as a Thanksgiving side, but great for everyday use, this tasty dish is best created in stages by assembling the ingredients ahead of time and reheating before serving.
Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Mustard
A zesty mustard sauce dresses chicken breasts and sautéed Brussels sprouts, and when paired with Rosemary Potatoes, this delectable dish will quickly become one of your go-to meals for busy weeknights.
Braised Brussels Sprouts with Cider and Bacon
The sweetness of the cider complements the saltiness of bacon bits. One bite will leave you craving more (and more, and more).
Content From Marzetti: Brussels Sprouts Salad
Rich, creamy Simply Dressed® Blue Cheese Dressing is the perfect way to bring out the many flavors in this salad, including Brussels sprouts, fennel, currants and bacon.
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pickled Rye Berries
Something rather lovely happens when you soak the chewier whole grains (such as rye or wheat berries) in a pickling brine; the tangy notes make the chew that much more enjoyable.
Braised Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Garlic
With chorizo, spice and everything nice, this brussels sprouts side dish has a fiery kick that's to-die-for.
Pasta with Bacon, Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Lemon Zest
Dicing bacon before tossing it into a pan allows for quicker cooking and even browning. Remove crisped bits with a slotted spoon to keep all of the tasty drippings in the pan.
Cavatappi with Browned Brussels Sprouts and Buttery Breadcrumbs
The crunchy mixture of textures from the buttery breadcrumbs and caramelized Brussels sprouts makes this recipe a delightful surprise.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots
Garlic, bacon, shallots, and just over 15 minutes are all you need to create a Brussels sprouts side dish with intense flavor.
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Perfect for a first course, this recipe combines sliced Brussels sprouts, chopped pecans, and a simple bacon vinaigrette for a variety of flavors and textures.
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts
This budget-friendly dinner runs just $2.36 per serving. Serve with 2 cups of hot cooked brown rice.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
The mixture of black pepper and maple syrup offer a sweet-and-spicy twist to these classic roasted Brussels sprouts.
Meatballs in Brussels Sprout Cups
Friends will love the ingenuity of these appetizers—little meatballs cradled in Brussels sprout cups—cleverly seasonal.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Pecorino
Take the flavor of Brussels sprouts to a new level with the addition of six cloves of garlic and pecorino Romano cheese. The total cooking time is only 20 minutes.
Maple-Glazed Chicken with Apple-Brussels Sprout Slaw
Chicken cutlets can range in size from about 2 ounces each to close to 5 or 6 ounces each. For this dish, we chose the smaller ones.
Braised Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Grapes
The sweetness of red grapes tones the acidity of balsamic vinegar to create a ridiculously delicious and balanced side.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Pecan and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprout Salad
Drizzled with a simple vinaigrette, this side salad comes together in minutes. To save even more time, you can finely shred the brussels sprouts with a food processor.
Romano-Topped Brussels Sprouts
Simple roasted Brussels sprouts get a big flavor boost from one simple addition: salty pecorino Romano cheese, which punctuates the traditional fall veggie dish with meaty umami notes.
Sweet and Savory Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts
There's nothing we love more than a side of crispy Brussels sprouts, and fish sauce adds a complexity that make these truly crave-worthy.
Apple and Pistachio Brussels Sprout Salad
This salad incorporates the best of fall produce for a sweet-and-salty side the whole family will enjoy.
Brussels Sprouts with Currants and Pine Nuts
At just 90 calories per serving, this dish is both healthy and satisfying. And by peeling away the outer leaves from the fresh Brussels sprouts, you can shorten cook time and create a nice presentation.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Pecan
Simple but scrumptious, this Brussels sprouts classic uses zesty lemon juice and pecans for an extra dose of flavor.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Slow-Fried Shallots
This recipe takes richness to a new level with the crunchy fried topping. Slow-frying allows the shallots to brown and crisp evenly without any burned pieces.
Browned Butter and Lemon Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are packed with fiber, Vitamins C and K, and other valuable nutrients. Served with creamy butter and tangy lemon juice, this nutritious side dish will melt in your mouth.
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
At only 90 calories per serving, this side dish provides the right amount of zest for a variety of main courses.
Penne with Brussels Sprouts and Crisp Bacon
This creamy pasta dish combines steamed Brussels sprouts, crisp bacon, grated cheese, and toasted hazelnuts for an aroma and taste that will have everyone asking for seconds.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Shallots
Slicing Brussels sprouts lengthwise helps them cook more quickly and will allow you to complete this recipe in under 10 minutes. They’ll retain just a hint of crunch but develop a lovely flavor from the browned bits created in the hot skillet.
Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
The dish’s sweet, buttery flavors mellow the bite of the Brussels sprouts and take a just a brief turn in the pan. Cut down on cooking time by slicing the sprouts during prep.
Brussels Sprouts with Browned Garlic
Enjoy the fragrant aroma from the mixture of Brussels sprouts and garlic in this scrumptious meal. Avoid accidentally burning the garlic by browning on low heat.
Steamed Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Walnuts
This quick and versatile side dish is good with roasts or chicken. A serving boasts nearly one-fourth of daily fiber needs while the walnuts add a dose of heart-healthy unsaturated fat.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Garlic
Roasting brings out the best in Brussels sprouts: It lightly caramelizes their edges but keeps them tender inside. Plus the country ham imparts saltiness to the dish and will make for a scrumptious entrée.
Nutty Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad
Serve good-for-you foods family-style, like this Nutty Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad. Topped with walnuts, Asiago cheese, and fresh breadcrumbs, this warm salad will turn sprout skeptics into converts.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
Brussels sprouts are finest in winter, making this roasted dish perfect for a holiday party or on a cold night.
Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Spices
Caution: Not for sensitive tastebuds. This side of Brussels sprouts delivers the perfect punch of spice from dried hot red chiles and mustard seeds.
Brussels Sprouts with Honey-Glazed Pearl Onions and Capocollo
Channel your inner Italian culinary skills by using capocollo, a tangy, Italian-style cured ham, to add an unexpected twist to delicious boiled Brussels sprouts and onions.
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts
Bacon and hazelnuts make this Brussels sprouts recipe appealing to even the pickiest eater. To get a head start on dinner, cut the bacon and slice the sprouts in the morning. You can toast the nuts up to two days ahead.