I love Brussels Sprouts … seek them … crave them … want to eat them again and again. Yes. I am a Brussels Sprout Stalker.
I like Brussels in dishes ( like Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout Gratin or Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts Salad in Honey Wine Vinegar) … but mostly, I adore naked Brussels Sprouts. No adornment needed except for a casual sprinkle of sea salt once I pop them out of the oven. Slow roasting brussels is okay but once I trim those little babies, I cannot wait even 30 or 40 minutes. I turn on the broiler, anoint them with a bit of Olive Oil, and stick them under the broiler for about 5-7 minutes. And then they come out slightly charred, definitely brown, and I get to eat them like popcorn.
If you cannot wait (read impatient), like me, then I highly recommend my Brussels Sprouts salad with Sour Cherries and Pine Nuts. Heaven in a bowl. And my secret weapon for a quick dinner that has everyone begging for more? Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon – soooo easy!
Since Brussels Sprouts have a primarily Fall and Winter season, I asked some Food Blogger friends to share their BEST BRUSSELS SPROUTS recipes. You’re Welcome. Yes, you are. Now … DROOL WITH ME! These are not your Grandma’s Brussels (unless she made awesome ones!)
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Truffle Butter from My Catholic Kitchen
Easy Skinny Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Amy’s Healthy Baking
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad from The Kitchen is My Playground
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Molasses from Very Culinary
Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Dark Cherry Sauce + Hazelnut from An Edible Mosaic
Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette from The View from Great Island
Festive Potato Pancakes (they have shredded Brussels sprouts in them) from It’s Yummi
Pear and Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts from The Cookie Rookie
Skillet Fried Bacon Brussels Sprouts from Wonky Wonderful
Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts with Cream from The Domestic Front
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Balsamic from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Kale & brussels sprout salad from Tasting Page
Cranberry & Almond Roasted Brussels Sprouts Antipasto Salad from The Housewife In Training Files
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Bacon & Feta Pizza from The Law Student’s Wife
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Slaw from Apron Strings Blog
Brussels Sprouts & Leeks in Lime Ginger Butter from American Heritage Cooking
Brussels and steak from Oh Sweet Basil
Brussels sprouts with bacon from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Lazy Brussels Sprouts Gratin from from Cook the Story
Ginger Lime Brussels Sprouts from Spa Bettie
brussels sprouts with pomegranate seeds from Nutmeg Nanny
prosciutto cranberry brussels sprouts from Cooking on the Weekends
Brussels Sprouts Gratin from Taste and Tell Blog
Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Warm Pancetta Vinaigrette from Hungry Food Love
Maple Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts from I Heart Eating
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Dates, Parmesan and Smoked Almonds from Shockingly Delicious
Broccoli, Kale and Brussels Sprouts Slaw from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Thank you to all of my sister Brussels Sprouts lovers – please make sure you stop by and give them some cruciferous love!
Which one or two are you ready to try?
And, of course, Brussels make a great addition to the holiday tables!