Brussels sprouts are one of the tastiest vegetables around! Here are the top Brussels sprouts recipes to put them on your table.
Are you a Brussels sprouts lover? Luckily, this vegetable has gotten a total makeover as of late. Gone are the 1950’s soggy Brussels sprouts, in are the crispy sprouts served in trendy gastro pubs! Why was this healthy vegetable so hated? Overcooking Brussels sprouts brings out bitter flavors. But cooked correctly, the flavor is sweet and nutty! You can even eat them raw. Here’s are all our top Brussels sprouts recipes to eat this beloved vegetable! Let’s get to it.
And now…our most delicious Brussels sprouts recipes!
When it comes to vegetables, there's nothing quite like the crispy perfection of Roasted Brussels Sprouts! The humble sprout has come a long way in the last few decades, from a hated vegetable to the trendiest one on the block. Here's our very favorite basic oven roasted Brussels sprouts recipe to bring those crispy, French-fry like addictiveness of these veggies to your home. Make it them way and you'll never need another recipe!
These crispy Brussels sprouts are so crispy, you’ll think they were fried. But they’re baked! You know those crispy Brussels that you can get at a restaurant? These are just as good. They’re baked until impossibly crunchy, then tossed with a balsamic and honey sauce that brings in the tangy and sweet notes. Wow, are these next level!
Ready to up your side dish game? Try these Balsamic Brussels Sprouts! These little nuggets of goodness are crisp roasted to perfection. Then toss them with an easy, super thick balsamic glaze to take them to new heights! The glaze itself is one for the books: it takes just 5 minutes to whip up and you’ll love the savory flavor.
You’ve cooked your Brussels sprouts every which way: roasted, boiled, sauteed, and raw. But have you tried Smashed Brussels Sprouts? If you’re a Brussels lover, this recipe is a must-try. Boil them, smash them, then roast them with Parmesan cheese until they’re crispy at the edges. It’s like roasted Brussels sprouts taken up two notches, because the interior is creamy and smooth.
Here’s a rich and delicious side dish that will have everyone talking about it: this perfect Brussels Sprout Casserole! Because what’s better than making Brussels that taste like mac and cheese? Bake up those tender sprouts with a rich and creamy white cheddar cheese sauce, then top it with crunchy breadcrumbs toasted until they’re golden brown. It’s truly sublime.
Want a quick and irresistibly tasty way to cook Brussels sprouts? Try these easy Shaved Brussels Sprouts! Shred them up into thin slices, toss with Parmesan, garlic and shallots, and cook until browned. It turns out feathery and bursting with savory flavor, contrasting the nuttiness of the sprouts. It’s even quicker than roasting these babies and just as satisfying…if not more so!
A favorite Brussels sprouts recipe? Pan fried! When we’re feeling fancy: we pan fry them! Meet our perfect fried Brussels sprouts: with crispy edges and perfectly salted. Toss the crunchy sprouts with hot honey for a sublime side dish.
Need a Brussels sprouts recipe that doesn't require preheating an oven or thin shaving with a knife? Introducing: these quick Sauteed Brussels Sprouts! They're so quick to make, and the flavor comes out beautifully: caramelized on the outside and crisp tender on the inside.
Another great way to eat Brussels sprouts? Shaved! Yes, this Brussels sprouts salad recipe features raw Brussels, thinly sliced into feathery ribbons. Instead of tasting bitter, raw Brussels sprouts taste almost like a sweeter version of cabbage! Here they're made into a vibrant and colorful salad, contrasted with the pop of tart cherries, the bright crunch of apple, and a tangy vinaigrette.
When it comes to side dishes, there’s nothing our family loves more than this: garlic Parmesan Brussels sprouts! Yes, Brussels sprouts are a key to rounding out our plates over here. This version is ultra simple but totally satisfying, pairing savory Parmesan cheese with crispy roasted Brussels and a hint of garlic. It takes just a few minutes to prep and everyone will be singing your praises!
Steaming vegetables is a quick and healthy way to cook them. But Brussels sprouts? Can even this tough-to-get-right veggie work with this method? You bet. Here’s how to make steamed Brussel sprouts taste good! The key is to cook until they’re just tender and still bright green, then toss with a little butter and salt. This healthy Brussels sprout recipe comes out beautifully tender and irresistibly seasoned: and it’s much quicker than roasted.
Who knew you could grill Brussels sprouts? You probably did, but we’re not sure how we went so long without this trick! But make room in your heart for these grilled Brussels sprouts! They’re tender and blackened, with a hint of smoky flavor. Toss them with a balsamic sauce they’re positively delightful!
The words “boiled Brussel sprouts” might conjure up a pile of soggy, wet lifeless greens. But we’re here to tell you otherwise. These perfect Boiled Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan are anything but! Boil and season Brussels the right way, and they’re deliciously crisp tender and buttery. We like them with a little sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to add a savory pop. While the best Brussels sprouts are crisp roasted, boiling them is loads faster.
Can you use an Instant Pot for Brussels sprouts? Actually you can: and they turn out extremely tasty! They come out crisp tender and bright green. Mix them with butter, chives and Parmesan, and they're a super fast side dish. They're done in just under 15 minutes!
Ever had Brussels sprouts in a soup? Here they're shaved, then wilted into soup like you would with spinach or kale. The other star ingredient here: farro. Farro is a whole grain that’s a bit like barley, but cooks in about ⅓ the time. Shallot, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce add a savory, unexpected flavor to this cozy bowl.
Brussels sprouts nutrition
Are Brussels sprouts healthy? Gone are the days of soggy canned sprouts being forced on kids to get their vegetables. These crispy sprouts taste good, they’re almost as addicting as French fries. So are they good for you? Here are the nutrition facts for ½ cup plain cooked Brussels sprouts:
Keep in mind that oil and the glaze add calories to the nutrition info! Here are some of the top benefits of these mighty sprouts. Brussels sprouts are (data source):
Low in calories and relatively high in fiber.
Full of Vitamin K and Vitamin C (137% and 81% of your daily need respectively), and other vitamins and nutrients.
Full of antioxidants which may decrease inflammation and increase heart health.
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. (To get them crispy, make sure this is the only pan in the oven and you’re not roasting anything else at the same time.)
Slice off any hard ends of the Brussels sprouts, as needed. Slice them in half lengthwise and place them in a large bowl.
Mix the sprouts with the olive oil, kosher salt, Parmesan cheese, and lots of fresh ground black pepper.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (not a silicone mat), then pour the spouts onto the sheet. Turn them all cut side down.
Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until very browned and tender, stirring once. If serving with Parmesan cheese, toss with the Parmesan cheese in the last minute and return the pan to the oven until slightly melted. Otherwise, add another pinch of salt before serving if desired. Enjoy immediately.