As a kid, I remember taking a bite into a brussel sprout and being met with a unpleasant, butter, and sharp taste. I swore up and down that I would never eat another brussel sprout.
Unfortunately, brussel sprouts are naturally bitter, but there are tons of ways to cook brussel sprouts and reduce the bitterness tremendously. In fact, if you cook brussel sprouts with right ingredients, you can completely mask the bitter taste and create a healthy, delicious meal.
Thanks to all of the wonderful food bloggers on Pinterest, there’s a surplus of brussel sprout recipes that you can try. I’ve gathered a few of my favorites, so Take a look at all the delicious ways you can serve brussel sprouts listed below.
1. Slow Cooker Brussel Sprouts with Bacon and Chicken from Weary Chef
Let’s kick this list off with an easy slow cooker meal. If you don’t have a slow cooker, then you definitely need to invest in one. Packed with brussel sprouts, bacon, chicken, and carrots, this dinner is a hearty meal that’ll keep your belly full.
2. Harvest Chicken Skillet with Sweet Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, and Apples from Well Plated
This harvest chicken skillet is the epitome of a perfect fall meal. Sautéed apples and cinnamon and a dash of cinnamon a touch of sweetness to the dish, while the savory bacon, ripe sweet potatoes, and roasted brussel sprouts all come together to make this meal look like autumn in a skillet.
3. Parmesan Brussel Sprouts from Damn Delicious
Remember how we talked about masking the bitter taste of brussel sprouts? Coating your brussel sprouts in Parmesan is one tasty way to do it. In only 15 minutes of prep time, you can serve these Parmesan brussel sprouts as a side dish.
4. Cheesy Brussel Sprouts and Bacon from The Chunky Chef
Everything tastes better when it’s cheesy. This one pot dish full of creamy cheese deliciousness. Brussel sprouts cooked with bacon and smothered in cheese makes for an amazing dinner.
5. Brussel Sprouts, Eggs, and Bacon from Damn Delicious
Brussel sprouts are a good source of vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients that’ll give you the fuel that you need to get going in the morning. Have brussel sprouts for breakfast on day this week by spreading eggs, brussel sprouts, and bacon across a sheet pan and letting it bake for 20 minutes.
6. Bacon and Brussel Sprouts with Bowtie Pasta from Creative Culinary
Looking for a dinner that you can cook in 30 minutes? You’ll have this brussel sprout bow tie pasta on the dinner table in no time.
7. One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussel Sprouts from Diethood
Sheet pan recipes are the best because you don’t have to clean up a million pots and pans. Everything roasts on one pan and you just serve it up. Salmon is loaded with healthy fats while brussel sprouts are low in calories. With only 366 calories per serving, you can easily include this recipe into your keto or paleo diet plan.
8. Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Chicken Quinoa Bowl from Cooking LSL
Power bowls are bowls that are loaded with protein packed superfoods and whole grains. The combination of quinoa, chicken, brussel sprouts, and baby spinach together in one bowl is like a protein dream.
9. Brussel Sprouts Pizza from Cookie and Kate
Pizza with brussel sprouts? Color me shocked! Believe it or not, brussel sprouts and red balsamic onions are the perfect pizza toppings in this recipe. This Italian inspired dish is a vegetarian approach to a classic American favorite.
10. Lemony Brussel Sprouts and Breadcrumb Spaghetti from The Kitchn
You can never go wrong with a spaghetti dish. Spaghetti is super is easy to make, so you can definitely make this brussel sprout spaghetti. Garnished with breadcrumbs, the lemony flavor of this spaghetti will enhance the texture and crunchiness of the brussel sprouts.
11. Roasted Honey Garlic Brussel Sprouts from I Am A Food Blog
If you just want to enjoy a large batch of brussel sprouts without any additional ingredients, then This is the recipe for you. Roasting brussel sprouts will suppress the bitter taste, and smothering them in a homemade honey garlic sauce adds a savory taste.
12. Fall Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad from Iowa Girl Eats
You don’t always have to eat your brussel sprouts whole. With a food processor, you can easily shred brussel sprouts in seconds. Once your done shredding your brussel sprouts you can include them to this fall salad, along with cranberries pecans, and cheese crumbles. Serve with a homemade vinaigrette sauce to add even more flavor.
13. Ground Turkey Brussel Sprouts Skillet from My Heart Beets
Here’s another simple skillet recipe that you can cook for breakfast or dinner. Ground turkey is lean and the perfect alternative to ground beef. Add everything into a cast iron skillet and enjoy!
14. Honey Sesame Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts Stir Fry from Gimme Some Oven
Besides sheet pan meals, stir fry recipes are another example of a super easy meal to make on a busy weeknight. In 20 minutes, you can have this honey sesame shrimp and Brussels sprouts stir fry prepared, cooked, and on the dinner table. Easily adds flare to this dish by adding a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
15. Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts with Maple Dijon Glaze from The Kitchen Whisperer
I don’t have many parties at my house throughout the year, but when I do, I love to serve the best appetizers. Appetizers that the average party goer wouldn’t expect to see or taste. With that being said, I’m definitely adding this candied bacon wrapped brussel sprout recipe to my list of appetizers. Brussel sprouts wrapped in a thick piece of bacon, covered with a maple Dijon glaze will knock the socks off of my party guests!
16. Inside Out Brussel Sprouts from Taste of Home
Since we are still on the topic of party appetizers, here’s another delicious brussel sprout recipe that you can serve at your next party. Inside out brussel sprouts are basically brussel sprouts inside of a meatball. This recipe seems super simple to follow along with, so I can’t wait to try it.
17. Creamy Mini Meatball and Brussels Penne from Yammie’s Noshery
Pasta is always on the menu in my household. Serve a gourmet dinner tonight with this creamy brussel sprout penne.
18. Brussel Sprouts Soup from The Kitchen Is My Playground
Most people think that soups are light meals, but if you’ve ever had a hearty soup like this brussel sprout soup, then you know how delicious and filling they can be. Bacon, brussel sprouts, cheddar, and white rice makes for a healthy, filling soup that’ll have you running back for seconds.
Don’t let the bitter taste of brussel sprouts turn you away from them. You’ll be doing yourself a huge disservice by not eating them. I hope that recipes listed above give you all the inspiration you need to give brussel sprouts a try.