Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

This year, I’m in charge of the Brussel sprouts. Ok, there are a few other items I’ll be bringing to the Thanksgiving feast. But this is the most important dish. For our family, this dish serves 2 purposes. It’s a snacking appetizer for hungry family mulling about the kitchen, just wanting to take in all wonderful scents. And, for those who don’t snack, it will be served as a side dish as well. So, I did some digging for variations of cooking this veggie. So, here we go…Bring on the Brussel Sprouts, here are 5 recipes to rock your table!

How Do You Do, Brussel Sprouts?

Here, you will find recipes that roast, and recipes that sauté. Certainly, some like it hot and spicy. On the other hand, others will prefer plenty of pig on the plate. We will cover all the Brussel Sprouts basics ahead. However, from experience I can tell you that this is a veggie that honestly doesn’t need much. It has strong flavor that is easily enhanced with salt and pepper. But that’s not as fun as sprinkling in pieces of crispy bacon, or adding a splash of balsamic vinegar and a honey drizzle.

Sure, you can shake things up with shallots and maple syrup. Or you can keep it classy and traditional. My plan is to make a funky bunch of Brussel sprouts on one platter, and a classic take on another. It’s a win-win. Meat lovers and vegetarians united in a Brussel sprouts peace offering. With the help of a few sources, like the New York Times Cookbook, The Pioneer Woman, Ina Garten, and Sweet & Savory Steph, below, you too can bring on the Brussel Sprouts! Here are 5 recipes to rock your table!

Fun Facts

It’s funny that this veggie has found it’s way into the hearts of Americans. Did you grow up hating them? Perhaps, it’s the enhancements that’s made them popular now. I mean, I remember having them boiled and served. Eww. Fun fact: Brussel sprouts are named after Brussels, Belguim. They were believe to have been first widely cultivated there in the 16th century(Southern Living). They were often referred to as mini cabbages.

  • 1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

    From the New York Times, comes this simple classic take on your sprouts. You only need a few ingredients and about 30 minutes of your day. Besides the Brussel sprouts most ingredients are likely in your pantry now. You’ll need garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Easy peasy… and geezey they look delicious.

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic Recipe

    This recipe for roasted brussels sprouts from Mark Bittman is our most popular version and is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish If you haven't yet figured out a go-to recipe, this simple preparation is the answer It results in sweet caramelized brussels sprouts that will make a believer out of anyone

  • 2. "The Best Brussel Sprouts Ever"

    You may have just caught me salivating while staring at a picture of this sensational looking plate of B.S. (Brussel sprouts, of course)! This one comes from Sweet Savory and Steph, a mom, wife and sharer of recipes on the internet. This is a hearty recipe for flavor and meat lovers. Sensory salvation can be found in the smells and tastes of the fabulous dish.

    It all centers around 5 ingredients:

    • bacon
    • shallots
    • honey mustard
    • maple syrup
    • Brussel sprouts

    But you’ll also need oil, Kosher salt, and it’s best to use center cut bacon. This is a saute situation, as opposed to the previous roasted sprouts. We are going to try sauteing this year, to leave more room in the oven for other dishes. Something to consider when you’re cooking a lot of food.

    The Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

    Once you make these, you'll never make Brussels Sprouts any other way again. Crispy bacon, caramelized shallots, and a glaze of honey mustard and maple syrup make these the Best Brussels Sprouts Ever... guaranteed.

  • Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

    The Pioneer Woman goes rogue and gets her tech on. Technology can be a beautiful thing. Case in point, the air fryer. How did we exist in a crazy, busy world without it? Brussel sprouts are a perfect food for this modern day invention. They come out so crispy, it takes less time, frees up the oven, and uses less oil.

    Click HERE for the recipe – It’s sweet and spicy. You will need the following: 

        • Brussels sprouts
        • olive oil
        • salt
        • ground black pepper
        • soy sauce
        • honey
        • sriracha or chili-garlic sauce
        • Salt
    Brussels Sprouts


  • 4. Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten has done it again. She’s come up with a recipe that everyone will savor. This is an easy, roasted Brussel sprouts recipe that calls for pancetta, kosher salt and ground black pepper, a good olive oil and syrupy balsamic vinegar.

    Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts | Recipes

    Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Barefoot Contessa. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the Brussels sprouts on a sheet pan, including some of the loose leaves, which get crispy when they're roasted. Cut the pancetta into ½-inch dice and add to the pan. Add the olive oil, 1½ teaspoons...


  • 5. TikTok Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

    TikTok does not lack when it comes to recipes. And the quick videos make it that much easier. So quick and easy. You will need butter, salt and pepper, Brussel sprouts, parmesan cheese, smoked paprika and oregano. But seriously, how good do these look?


    Parmesan Brussels Sprouts #brusselsprouts #veggies #vegetarian #easyrecipe #healthyrecipes #fooddolls Recipe 1.5 lbs Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced in half 1/3 cup melted butter 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a 13x9 baking dish add butter, Parmesan cheese and spices. Mix well and spread in a single layer. Place the Brussels sprouts cut side down in the baking dish. Brush with a little extra butter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender and crispy! #veggies #vegetarian #brusselsprouts #lowcarb #healthyrecipes #easyrecipes #cheesy #foodnetwork #feedfeed #buzzfeedfood #todayfood #fooddolls

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