Recipes That Will Make You Actually Love Brussel Sprouts

Recipes That Will Make You Actually Love Brussel Sprouts

Super healthy, and delicious. The trick to enjoying Brussel Sprouts is to not over cook them, because that will leave them soggy and mushy. When done right, the cabbage-like vegetable makes a great side dish or even the center of attention in a main meal. While it can take a little adjustment to learn to like the strong flavor, with these recipes you'll get to the point where you actually crave Brussel Sprouts. Your body will thank you too!

Roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts


Let's start with a classic. Nothing fancy, no crazy toppings or rich sauces. But what this easy recipe does have is roasted garlic, which brings out the nutty flavor of the brussel sprouts while keeping the integrity in this simple dish. Drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar, it's a vegetable side that will get gobbled up fast. For those of you meat-eaters, try tossing in a bit of bacon. You definitely can't go wrong there!

Find the recipe at Damn Delicious

Pomegranate Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Red Grapes and Farro


The pomegranate balsamic vinegar in the side dish give a nice spark of tartness along with the burst of bright flavor you get from biting into a grape. They perfectly counteract the deeper, earthier flavor and texture of the roasted sprouts. Plus, you barely even have to do anything, just toss and roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Then serve with the healthy Farro grain.

Find the recipe at Taste Food

Cranberry, Butternut and Brussel Sprout Brie Skilled Nachos


You will not be able to stop eating your vegetables after making this junk food twist. Caramelized goodness, gooey melty Brie cheese, and a tart cranberry dressing is an irresistible appetizers that even the most serious vegetable haters will have to give a second chance.

Find the recipe at Half Baked Harvest

Pomegranate Molasses Brussel Sprouts with Hazelnuts


The trick to this recipe is that the pomegranate molasses is actually just pomegranate juice reduced until a molasses-like consistency. Tart and sweet combined with the earthy flavor of the Brussel Sprouts it's not just delicious, it's a super healthy meal. Topped with Greek yogurt and Italian parsley and tossed with toasted hazelnuts, the textures and the flavors are a perfect combination.

Find the recipe at A Cozy Kitchen

Crisp Kale Brussel Spout Tacos with Avocado and White Bean "Crema"


There are a lot of vegetarian and vegan taco options, but this one uses thinly sliced brussel sprouts and is extra healthy. It's a meal that will leave you satisfied for hours, without making you feel heavy. Sautéed with Grapeseed oil and topped with crisp kale, you even forget it's good for you thanks to the delicious crema made out of white bean.

Find the recipe at What's Cooking Good Looking

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey Sesame Glaze


This Asian inspired dish has a sweet and spicy sesame seed oil based glaze. Served with brown rice, the roasted brussel sprouts are paired perfectly with crispy tofu pieces. There are even gluten-free directions for those with dietary restrictions.

Find the recipe at Cookie and Kate

Brussels Bowl with Cauliflower Rice and Rosemary Sauce


Start by making a cauliflower rice and in less than an hour, you'll have a great lunch or dinner bowl that's an excellent carb replacement. It's packed full of homemade mini meatballs, roasted Brussel Sprouts and a dairy free creamy rosemary sauce. It's rich and filling, yet as a gluten-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, sugar-free, corn and grain and nut-free meal, is completely healthy and something even those with diet restrictions can enjoy.

Find the recipe at Healthful Pursuit

Brussel Sprouts and Eggs


Filled with proteins and vitamins, it's a simple concept, really. Combining the richness and home-comfort of creamy eggs, with the bite of brussel sprouts is a great start to your morning, because it will fuel you for the rest of the day. The nice thing is that it only takes a few ingredients, besides the brussel sprouts and eggs, this clean and easy dish just uses olive oil, bread crumbs and salt and pepper.

Find the recipe at Naturally Ella

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Chanterelles


Using a little bit of dry Sherry, the slightly charred Brussel Sprouts seared with bacon and mushrooms in the mushroom drippings are a deeply rich flavor. Tossed together with lemon, salt, and pepper to make a perfect side dish you'll keep coming back for.

Find the recipe at Bon Appetit

Thai Crunch Brussel Sprouts

Absolutely gorgeous with pops of beautiful colors, these Thai Crunch brussel sprouts are great as a side dish, salad, or served on the main menu. Starting off by sautéing the sprouts, the rest is mostly any vegetable you can find in your fridge tossed together in a spicy lime dressing and nuts. Yum!

Find the recipe at: How Sweet It Is

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