Kids pretty much universally hate Brussels sprouts, but when you reach adulthood, something magical happens: suddenly, you can’t get enough of them. When Brussels sprouts are in season, I find a way to work them into my meal plan just about every week and no holiday get-together in my family is complete without a Brussels sprout side dish. There’s just something about them that makes me all heart-eyed.
While you can never go wrong with roasting your sprouts, sometimes you want to switch things up and try something different. That’s why I’ve rounded up these completely swoon-worthy Brussels sprout recipes. Whether you make them for a weeknight dinner or a holiday party, they’re sure to be a hit.
Seriously the tastiest holiday side dish you can make—but it’s also an amazing make-ahead lunch salad for busy weekdays too. Sweet apples and cranberries contrast with salty cheese and earthy Brussels sprouts, with toasted walnuts for crunch. So good.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Gorgonzola from Hello Glow
Give Caesar salad a healthy upgrade by swapping the lettuce with Brussels sprouts and adding crispy chickpea croutons.
Caesar Brussels Sprouts Salad from Well Plated
If your mouth is watering just looking at this photo, I don’t blame you! Easier to make than you think and perfect for a dinner party.
Creamy Baked Brussels Sprouts from Salt + Lavender
Need an appetizer idea that goes beyond the usual chip-and-dip? These crispy Brussels sprouts are a guaranteed winner.
Parmesan Brussels Sprouts from Damn Delicious
Crispy roasted Brussels sprouts make a delicious garnish for creamy vegan butternut risotto.
Butternut Squash Risotto with Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Connoisseurus Veg