Our 17 Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Any Occasion
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 within three days of purchasing for optimal flavor.
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Deep-Dish Pizza With Turkey Sausage and Brussels Sprouts
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.
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta and Lemon
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).
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Spicy Asian Chicken With Brussels Sprouts
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.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts With Manchego and Almonds
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.
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Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad
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.
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Brussels Sprout Pizza With Lemon and Pecorino
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.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans
Chopped pecans add a nutty crunch to the tender sprouts.
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Ale-Braised Corned Beef, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots
Here, we give corned beef and cabbage the Brussels sprouts treatment to make it a more elegant, healthy-ish delicious main dish.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes
Give this side dish an unexpected sweet spin with roasted grapes.
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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Raisins
Sweet meets savory in this delicious side dish that can be made up to 1 day ahead.
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Baked Potatoes With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Top potatoes with a tempting mixture of crisp bacon, Brussels sprouts, golden raisins, and sour cream.
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Rigatoni With Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts
Roast the vegetables separately, then toss with the cooked pasta along with grated pecorino and olive oil.
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Salami and Brussels Sprouts Pizza
In this unusual pie, thinly sliced sprouts add freshness and texture.
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Maple-Glazed Salmon With Roasted Brussels Sprouts
A mixture of maple syrup and mustard dresses up salmon fillets.
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Ravioli With Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
You can also serve the easy Brussels sprout sauté as a side dish for chicken or pork.
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Roasted Pork With Brussels Sprouts and Apricots
Herbed Chicken Cutlets With Roasted Winter Vegetables
Toss halved Brussels sprouts and cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for a no-fuss side.
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