We can all remember being served Brussels sprouts when we were little. Most mommas overcook them and boil them to the point where they are bitter, slimy, and just plain nasty. But worry no more! We have collected delicious Brussels sprout recipes that your little eaters will love!
Brussels sprouts are low in saturated fats and very low in cholesterol. They are a good source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, and manganese.
Choose small Brussels sprouts at the grocery store, as the larger ones are more likely to be bitter. When possible, choose Brussels sprouts on the stalk. Brussels sprouts can be kept in the fridge for several weeks.
Check out our collection of Brussels sprouts recipes below and try some out!
One-Pan Crispy Chicken Legs and Brussels Sprouts
Who doesn’t love one-pot meals? I should rephrase: who doesn’t love to wash fewer dishes?! And your kids will LOVE this dish that pairs crispy-skinned chicken with oven roasted Brussels sprouts, all prepared in a cast iron skillet. This Brussels sprout recipe is a weekday winner!
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Get the recipe here for One-Pan Crispy Chicken Legs and Brussels Sprouts
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo
Brussels sprouts, bacon, and pecans come together beautifully in this fast and easy fettuccine alfredo. This comfort food dish is sure to become a favorite in your home and will even wow your picky eaters – big and small!
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Get the recipe here for Caramelized Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a Garlic Aioli
Many kids don’t like Brussels sprouts because of the somewhat slimy texture. In this recipe, the texture of the Brussels sprouts is altered to crispy thanks to being bakes in the oven with canola oil. Then, the Brussels sprouts are served with a refreshing garlic and parsely aioli. Delicious!
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Get the recipe here for Crispy Brussels Sprouts with a Garlic Aioli
Creamy Potato and Brussels Sprout Soup
Disguise Brussels sprouts in this creamy yet light soup so your kids won’t even know they’re eating Brussels sprouts! The secret to this soup is the subtly-flavored stalk that Brussels sprouts come on. The center of the stalk can be a little difficult to access, but this amazing soup is worth it!
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Get the recipe here for Creamy Potato and Brussels Sprout Soup
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Everyone loves a cheesy gratin. Here’s a healthy alternative to the classic scalloped potatoes gratin that uses Brussels sprouts! This Brussels sprout gratin is made with Gruyere, pancetta, and scallops. Your family will be asking for seconds of this Brussels sprout dish!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Leek Fritters
Fritters are a Southern classic. This version features nutritious Brussels sprouts, fresh leeks, and crispy bacon. Serve them with a vinaigrette for dipping as a meal or even as a light snack!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprouts, Bacon and Leek Fritters
Pork Loin, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Casserole
This hearty casserole made with Brussels sprouts is the perfect meal for a chilly winter evening. The flavor is very rich, it’s filling, and it even has a bit of spice. You can serve this delectable casserole anytime – lunch, dinner, even breakfast!
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Get the recipe here for Pork Loin, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Casserole
Spaghetti with Spicy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Make Brussels sprouts more appealing to young eaters by pairing them with spaghetti, which kids love to twirl around their forks and slurp up! This Brussels sprout recipe calls for shaved Brussels sprouts: you can either shave them yourself in the food processor, shave them with a knife, or buy shaved Brussels sprouts from your local gracery store.
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Get the recipe here for Spaghetti with Spicy Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
Tahini and Sprout Pie
This Brussels sprout pie is made with a cauliflower crust that features tahini as a binder. It’s topped with Sriracha Brussels sprouts, which gives the whole pie a lovely kick. You can, of course, omit the sriracha to adapt this Brussels sprout recipe for younger eaters.
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Get the recipe here for Tahini and Sprout Pie
Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad
This humble, little salad just screams fall! In it, roasted Brussels sprouts are paired with crisp apples, sweet golden raisins, caramelized red onions, and crunchy walnuts. Serve this yummy Brussels sprout recipe as a side salad or as a light lunch!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprout and Apple Salad
Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza
Even picky eaters will love this pizza that pairs roasted Brussels sprouts with crumbled bacon, fresh rosemary, and parmesan. Make your own pizza dough or use store-bought pizza dough for a fast yet healthy weekday dinner!
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Get the recipe here for Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza
Golden Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Garlic
Combining Brussels sprouts with sausage and garlic takes them to a whole new level. This Brussels sprout dish is sure to become a family favorite in your house. It can be served as a side dish or even as an entree!
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Get the recipe here for Golden Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Garlic
Brussels Sprout Pesto
Pesto is traditionally made with basil. This version, however, uses Brussels sprouts and blends them with garlic, cheese, and olive oil. You can “trick” your kids into eating their veggies and they won’t even know it!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprout Pesto
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Paprika
Chorizo sausage gives Brussels sprouts a smoky and slightly spicy flavor, which even young eaters will be unable to resist. Pistachios are added for a nice crunch, and all together this Brussels sprout dish is a quick, easy, and tasty side dish perfect for any meal!
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Get the recipe here for Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo and Paprika
Bacon and Brussels Sprout Skewers
These Brussels sprout skewers are really easy to make and come together in just a few minutes. Plus, they’re packed with protein. They look really cool too, so they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
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Get the recipe here for Bacon and Brussels Sprout Skewers
Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizzas
These adorable pizzas are the perfect size for little hands. Topped with Brussels sprouts, mozzarella, and sweet onions, they also only take ten minutes to put together before they go in the oven. Can you say easy lunch?!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprouts Pita Pizza
Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts
This Brussels sprout recipe is the BEST way to convince children to like Brussels sprouts. Boiling Brussels sprouts makes them squishy, bitter, and just plain nasty. Roasting them, on the other hand, gives Brussels sprouts a much nicer texture, and pairing them with garlic gives them great flavor!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Brussels, Bacon and Bean Quesadillas
Kids love quesadillas, so why not throw some Brussels sprouts in there too?! Paired with bacon, beans, and mozzarella, the Brussels sprouts add a lovely flavor to traditional quesadillas. Make some homemade blue cheese dip, and let your kids enjoy dipping their crispy Brussels sprout quesadillas!
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Get the recipe here for Brussels, Bacon, and Bean Quesadillas
Apple, Almond, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Salad
This salad is the perfect side dish for any meal because it’s so fresh and light. The warm bacon dressing makes a beautiful compliment for the crunchy Brussels sprouts and apples. It’s also great as a light lunch!
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Get the recipe here for Apple, Almond, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
This Brussels sprouts dish is delicious and satisfying yet healthy and nutritious at the same time. Sauteed Brussels sprouts are paired with flavorful Balsamic chicken. Try substituting pork tenderloin for chicken as well!
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Get the recipe here for Balsamic Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
Brussels sprouts add a sweet taste to this quiche that you can make for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It’s also super easy to make, and even the leftovers are delicious. Simply reheat them in the oven for a quick meal.
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Get the recipe here for Brussels Sprouts and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
This Brussels sprouts recipe is a wonderful vegetable side dish. Even veggie haters will love these Brussels sprouts paired with mushrooms and roasted to perfection in the oven!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
Buttery Brussels Sprouts and Pasta
For this recipe, Brussels sprouts are sauteed in butter and then tossed with fresh cooked pasta. A few simple ingredients come together to make a truly yummy (and easy) meal that any member of your family will love!
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Get the recipe here for Buttery Brussels Sprouts and Pasta
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