If there's one vegetable that constantly gets a bad rap its the brussels sprout. Notoriously nasty in the eye of a child, Brussels sprouts were the bane of vegetable existence at the childhood dining room table. Thankfully as we grow up our taste buds mature, and with it, the utter joy of eating perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts.
A part of the cabbage family (it's no wonder these little guys look like miniature cabbages) Brussels sprouts are best prepared with dry heat. You know that stinky smell you would always smell from your room when Mom was making these little cabbages? It only comes out when the sprouts are overcooked. Sorry, Mom.
Today we've included twelve of our favorite Brussels sprouts recipes to share with the whole family- including the kids.
1. Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Grated Parmesan cheese turns these little cabbages into the best Brussels sprouts chips you've ever tasted. Shred some parm, stick it on a baking sheet, and top with halved Brussels sprouts (cut side down) and crank up the heat. After about twenty minutes these roasted sprouts are crispy and totally yummy.
2. Garlic Brussels Sprouts Macaroni and Cheese
There's nothing more American than a side dish of macaroni and cheese. This recipe is totally vegan (using a dairy-free cheese sauce) making it the perfect side dish recipe to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
3. Brussels Sprouts and Apple Pizza
This is autumn in a pizza pie! A walnut pesto plays center stage as the sauce for this Brussels sprouts and apple pizza. Don't forget the glaze of balsamic vinegar on top to make this dish complete.
4. Vegan Autumn Panzanella
Cozy and filling, this bread and roasted Brussel sprouts salad is topped with a maple tahini dressing and pumpkin seeds. We recommend serving this with a whole roasted chicken.
5. Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Packed with kale, dried cranberries, and shredded Brussels sprouts, this salad is perfect to make ahead of time for the holidays. If you like raw sprouts, this is going to be your new favorite way to prepare them.
6. Grilled Brussels Sprouts Skewers
A little bit of lemon juice, olive oil and fire turns these Brussels sprouts into a work of art. The outer leaves get really crunchy from grilling, making this the best recipe for crispy leaf lovers.
7. Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Bowl with Poached Eggs
Who says breakfast has to be sweet? This savory breakfast bowl starts your day on the right foot. Plus, now you can tell everyone you started your morning with a big bowl of Brussels sprouts.
8. Cheesy Savory Brussels Sprouts Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast isn't over yet! Make up a batch of oatmeal and top it with a fried egg and some golden brown brussels sprouts. This easy recipe is sure to start your morning right.
9. Beer Batter Fried Brussels Sprouts
Move over fried pickles, these fried sprouts are where it's at! Serve these up at your next football watch party, your guests will never know what hit 'em.
10. Citrus Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Discover the pairing of sprouts, citrus, and kale in this main dish salad. There's no cook time, making this a quick recipe to make whenever you are hungry.
11. Brussels Sprouts Tacos
Taco Tuesday just got a healthy makeover. These roasted Brussels sprouts are topped with a creamy avocado sauce and a helping of cheese.
12. Nutty Stuffed Peppers with Basil Creme
Feeling a little nutty? This main dish is sure to turn you into a sprouts lover.