Let’s be honest, most of us have a stigma about brussels sprouts. As kids, no one wanted to eat brussels sprouts and for most of us, that’s an aversion we’ve hung onto into our adult lives. I know that I have never gone out of my way to buy and prepare brussels sprouts, that’s for sure. But the trick to this misunderstood veggie is how they’re prepared. The truth is, brussels sprouts are the perfect blank canvas to make actually delicious meals – you just have to know how to do it. To inspire you and hopefully change your mind on the brussels sprout, here are 18 savory recipes featuring this underdog of a vegetable.
Not even the pickiest eater can resist buffalo-style brussels sprouts. With a hot, crispy crunch, this healthy spin on buffalo wings gets even better when served with a side of buffalo sauce or creamy ranch dressing. Yum.
That’s right, there are chunks of bacon in there, as well. The sweetness of the maple glaze and the smoked savoriness of bacon are absorbed by the brussels sprouts, making them burst with flavor.
Artichoke dip is insanely popular right now. Give this beloved dip an interesting twist by throwing some roasted brussels sprouts into the mix. There is nothing I would rather sink some chips into than this decadent dip.
Frittatas are quick and hearty meals – just a slice is a perfectly filling lunch or dinner (or breakfast, even). And with this sharp cheese, bacon bits and crispy brussels sprouts, this frittata is full of amazing flavors.
The perfect side dish! Roast some brussels sprouts with plenty of olive oil and seasonings and then coat those veggies in plenty of Parmesan. Cheese to the rescue.
A light lemon sauce and perky sage make this a bright, flavorful dish! For a walk on the savory side, throw in some bacon bits – clearly bacon and sprouts are a match made in heaven.
Yes, you can make your very own chips…brussels sprouts crisps, that is. Roast your sprouts in olive oil and seasonings until they’re irresistibly crispy. Then dip in this unreal aioli sauce to make the perfect appetizer.
Pigs in a blanket are so last year. Brussels sprouts in a blanket? Quick, delicious and so much fun for kids and adults alike! I would wrap my sprouts in some pepper jack cheese before they went into their “blankets”, personally.
A double crunchy side dish! The sweet, crispy apples with the roasted brussels sprouts make a delicious side dish. Add dried cranberries and a sweet vinaigrette to really flavor this dish.
Who knew brussels sprouts could be so mouth watering? Do you have any amazing ways you prepare these sprouts? Share them in the comments section below.