Our 9 Favorite Brussels Sprouts Recipes

November 19, 2013

We're about to turn orange.

And no, it's not because we're nervous or embarrassed; it's not because we're stressed about planning that gigantic meal for next week. It's because we're eating way too many sweet potatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and carrots. 

It's time to get some green back in our lives; it's time to eat more brussels sprouts. And it's time to start thinking about the ones you'll serve on Thanksgiving. Here nine of our favorite recipes -- because green is the new black.

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Momofuku's Roasted Brussels Sprout with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette by Genius Recipes

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Brussels Sprouts a la M. Wells by Amanda Hesser

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Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Honey and Sriracha by Merrill Stubbs

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"Pot-Stuck" Brussels Sprouts by Marian Bull

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion, Lemon, and Pecorino by Merrill Stubbs

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Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples by Gena Hamshaw

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Brussels Sprout and Chorizo Beer Hash by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

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Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter and Cream by TheWimpyVegetarian

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Grilled Brussels Sprouts by kitchenwithcookie 

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Brette Warshaw

Written by: Brette Warshaw

I'm a reader, eater, culinary thrill-seeker, and food nerd.


kbehroozi November 25, 2013
This is a great list. I'd add to it the genius Mark Bittman recipe from the NYT a couple of years ago: shredded brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon and chopped, dried figs, dressed with salt, pepper, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. It's more or less perfect.
Noel November 25, 2013
If you are just trying Brussel sprouts out for the first time I'd say cut them in half, drizzle them with olive oil, sea salt, slices of garlic and roast them on a sheet pan , stirring them here and there so they caramelize evenly. Roasting just gives them a nutty, yummy flavor. You can throw in some onion slices too. I am roasting everything now. So good.
Roger S. November 25, 2013
Very neat feature. Such delicious recipes and refreshingly good pictures
jaime98903 November 25, 2013
For several weeks now I have been reading recipes regarding brussels sprouts and am in amazement when reading the wonderful expressions of their gusto in brussels sprouts, for as i grew up I was taught to loathe and get sick over brussels sprouts. More than one time I was made to sit at the dinner table and could not leave until I had finished the over boiled, soggy vinegar drenched brussels sprouts. I had to sit there. More than once I was finally scolded and sent off to bed. So you see I have this 'thing' with brussels sprouts. Reading all these recipes and comments etc. I think "what am I missing here??" but afraid to try to find out lest I flashback to the past..

That is background. Now I would like the collective genius and creativity of the readers to propose to me a recipe that can win me over and not make me gag and run... but rather desire to explore further. There must be one.. I have diabetes so I need to watch the carb load.. I figure I have one more shot and if it wins me over then I can continue exploring what so many gush over. If it does not win me over it very well might be the last time I even try. So, guide me...
Brussels S. November 20, 2013
Gotta love a good Brussels Sprout list!
laurenlocally November 19, 2013
Love this wrap up so much, Brette!