Our 17 Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Any Occasion

Top View of Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta Served in a White Bowl on Top of Blue Fabric, with Metal Spoon and Small Metal Bowl of Peppered Oil to the Left
Photo: Anna Williams

Think you don't like Brussels sprouts? We promise that these tempting, easy-to-make recipes for sides and mains will change your mind. 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.

Remember: when shopping, look for Brussels sprouts that feel firm to the touch. Skip over sprouts that have leaves with holes or appear wrinkly or shriveled. If you spot a few yellowish or dry-looking outer leaves, that's fine, but make sure the leaves look like they're tightly layered.

The best tool for prepping your Brussels is a paring knife—the small blade and lightweight handle give you full control and make removing the stem a breeze. Store them in the crisper drawer of your fridge in an airtight bag and (ideally) consume them within three days of purchasing for optimal flavor.

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Deep-Dish Pizza With Turkey Sausage and Brussels Sprouts

Deep-Dish Pizza with Turkey Sausage and Brussels Sprouts
Marcus Nilsson

Trust us—once you've cooked this delicious dish once, you'll be asked to serve it at every dinner party. After covering the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with dough, you'll fill it with plenty of pesto, shreddedcheese, turkey sausage, and thinly-sliced Brussels sprouts.

Get the recipe: Deep-Dish Pizza With Turkey Sausage and Brussels Sprouts

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Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Lemon

Top View of Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta Served in a White Bowl on Top of Blue Fabric, with Metal Spoon and Small Metal Bowl of Peppered Oil to the Left
Anna Williams

A crispy Brussels sprout dish is delicious, but a crispy Brussels sprout with pancetta? That's heaven. The bacon-like cubes of ham release mouthwatering, umami-flavored fat onto the pan, which gets soaked up by the sprouts as they roast. Usually you'd have to fry Brussels sprouts to get them adequately caramelized, but the pancetta boosts crispiness (and plenty of deliciously rich and salty flavor).

Get the recipe: Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Lemon

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Spicy Asian Chicken With Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Asian Chicken With Brussels Sprouts
Con Poulos

Pro tip: make quick work of preparing the sprouts in this recipe by slicing them in a food processor. Once they're sliced, you'll saute them in sesame oil with soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and rice vinegar for a deliciously salty-savory companion to chicken and rice. Top with plenty of chopped peanuts.

Get the recipe: Spicy Asian Chicken With Brussels Sprouts

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Manchego and Almonds

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Manchego and Almonds
Roland Bello

This crunchy, veggie-packed salad is a welcome way to balance out an otherwise heavy meal. Bonus? It won't hog your oven time. And if you have some travel time ahead, you can toss the Brussels sprouts with dressing up to an hour in advance to help the fibers soften and flavors intensify.

Get the recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Manchego and Almonds

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Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Iain Bagwell

Here, you'll combine farro with crispy Brussels sprouts, sweet-and-sour pomegranate seeds, and ricotta salata. If you're not a fan of farro, no worries: go ahead and swap the base with brown rice, quinoa, barley, or another nutty grain that suits you.

Get the recipe: Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Brussels Sprout Pizza With Lemon and Pecorino

Brussels Sprouts Flatbread
Brie Passano

This seasonal flatbread feeds a crowd, which makes it just as suitable an idea for a family-friendly weeknight main as it is as a starter at your next dinner party. It comes together quickly, but if you'd like to speed up the prep work even more, you can shave Brussels sprouts in your food processor or buy pre-packed shredded sprouts.

Get the recipe: Brussels Sprout Pizza With Lemon and Pecorino

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans
John Kernick

Chopped pecans add a nutty crunch to the tender sprouts.

Get the recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans

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Ale-Braised Corned Beef, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots

Ale-Braised Corned Beef, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots
Quentin Bacon

Here, we give corned beef and cabbage the Brussels sprouts treatment to make it a more elegant, healthy-ish delicious main dish.

Get the recipe: Ale-Braised Corned Beef, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe and Grapes
Gentl & Hyers

Give this side dish an unexpected sweet spin with roasted grapes.

Get the recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Raisins

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Golden Raisins
Justin Bernhaut

Sweet meets savory in this delicious side dish that can be made up to 1 day ahead.

Get the recipe: Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Raisins

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Baked Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Baked Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Lisa Hubbard

Top potatoes with a tempting mixture of crisp bacon, Brussels sprouts, golden raisins, and sour cream.

Get the recipe: Baked Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

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Rigatoni With Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Rigatoni With Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
José Picayo

Roast the vegetables separately, then toss with the cooked pasta along with grated pecorino and olive oil.

Get the recipe: Rigatoni With Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

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Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza
Christopher Baker

In this unusual pie, thinly sliced sprouts add freshness and texture.

Get the recipe: Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

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Maple-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Jonny Valiant

A mixture of maple syrup and mustard dresses up salmon fillets.

Get the recipe: Maple-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Ravioli With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Ravioli With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Christopher Baker

You can also serve the easy Brussels sprout sauté as a side dish for chicken or pork.

Get the recipe: Ravioli With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

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Roasted Pork With Brussels Sprouts and Apricots

Roasted Pork With Brussels Sprouts and Apricots
Jose Picayo

Chopped apricots and almonds liven up sautéed sprouts.

Get the recipe: Roasted Pork With Brussels Sprouts and Apricots

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Herbed Chicken Cutlets With Roasted Winter Vegetables

Herbed Chicken Cutlets With Roasted Winter Vegetables
Jonny Valiant

Toss halved Brussels sprouts and cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for a no-fuss side.

Get the recipe: Herbed Chicken Cutlets With Roasted Winter Vegetables

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