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15 Brussel Sprouts Recipes That Are Anything But Boring


You might be one of those many people who are suspicious of brussel sprouts! Was it that every brussel sprout dish you ever had was bland and boring? Well, wait just a bit longer before completely saying no to brussel sprouts!! These 15 Brussel Sprouts Recipes are anything but boring. They are absolutely delicious! From pasta to salads to side dishes – brussel sprouts can do anything! Give them a go!

1. Garlic Pasta with Crispy Brussel Sprouts [Vegan] 

What better way to start off the week than a warm bowl of Pasta with Crispy Brussel Sprouts? Maybe if that pasta is tossed in a creamy, nut-free garlic sauce and then topped with crispy shallots and Brussels sprouts. Rene Barker’s dish is simple to make and the perfect fall dinner to keep you warm and satisfied!

2. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Edamame With Curry Sunflower Seed Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This simple Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Edamame with Curry Sunflower Seed Dressing is packed with a myriad of different flavors and textures. The tender Brussel sprouts are roasted to perfection, the edamame is sautéed to perfection, and the cream sunflower seed sauces has the perfect balance of tang and spice to tie the dish together. You can make Taryn Fitz-Gerald’s recipe as a precursor to a decadent meal or for a healthy lunch.

3. Baked Sweet Potato and Brussel Sprouts Spring Rolls [Vegan]

Baked Vegan Spring Rolls made with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes. Quick and easy lunch recipe by Rini Desai is a twist on the traditional Chinese recipe staple. Yes, the added ginger has a strong flavor that compliments the Brussels sprouts dull flavor and tones down the sweetness of sweet potatoes. Together, all three are the perfect company!

4.  Crispy Oven Fried Brussel Sprouts with Sweet and Spicy Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Crispy Brussels Sprouts recipe is completely vegan – no egg dipping necessary. Jordan and Clark Cord’s brussels sprouts are dipped in aquafaba, then panko, then baked until crispy. Oven fried!

5. Apple, Parsnip and Fennel Soup with Crispy Sage Brussel Sprouts [Vegan, Grain-Free]

This Apple, Parsnip, and Fennel Soup is the perfect comforting meal that celebrates the fall harvest. The apple provides sweet notes that counter the starchy, zesty parsnip. For added texture and veggies, make crispy sage Brussels sprouts to sprinkle on top. Claire Ragozzino‘s soup is so creamy, your dinner guests will not believe that it is dairy-free!

6. Crispy Gnocchi with Mushroom, Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts [Vegan]

When you need a quick, one-pot dish for dinner, this Crispy Gnocchi is the way to go. It’s fast and easy to make, packed with healthy veggies, and of course, the crispy pan-fried gnocchi. Rhea Parsons’ dish is delicious, satisfying, and perfect for a wintery day!

7. Toasty Brussel Sprouts Quesadilla For One [Vegan]

What if I told you the main ingredient in this No’Quesa’dilla is… Brussel Sprouts. Yes! That’s right – Brussel Sprout Quesadillas by Aine Carlin. One bite of these tasty morsels will have you eating your sprouts in no time!

8. Sunflower Seeds and Brussel Sprouts Pesto [Vegan]

This Sunflower Seed and Brussel Sprouts Pesto recipe by Peffe Stahl has a lot of interesting ingredients, to make it even more flavorful and exciting! Use it to make a yummy vegan pesto pasta, or in your favorite salad!

9. Maple and Mustard Brussel Sprouts Topped Flatbreads [Vegan]

Maple and Mustard Marinated Roasted Brussels Sprouts and onion on top of a made-from-scratch flatbread. Simply, elegant, and perfect recipe by Becky Cotter. Great for brunch!

10. Tomato, Carrot, Brussel Sprouts Soup [Vegan]

This hearty Tomato, Carrot, Brussels Sprouts Soup is not only loaded with veggies and flavor it’s loaded with nutrient dense, hearty healthy goodness! Diane Smith’s soup is warm, creamy, and savory with a little bit of sweetness and spice. Lots of veggies, beans, and nut butter make this a delicious and comforting soup you will want to have all winter.

11. Churrasco-Style Seitan Tacos with Roasted Brussel Sprouts [Vegan] 

These Churrasco-Style Seitan Tacos with Roasted Brussel Sprouts by Travis Piper are beautiful and will be a guaranteed hit at the dinner table. Seitan give the taco a realistic “meaty” texture and adds filling protein to the dish. Add on some fresh mildly spicy jalapeños and little salsa, and we were done.

12. Orange Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts [Vegan] 

Brussels sprouts certainly aren’t the most popular vegetable but they will be your new favorite with this Orange Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts recipe! Roasting Brussels sprouts gives them an adorable crispy texture and an awesome flavor, and if you add a bit of orange juice while roasting them, you will get delicious caramelized Brussels sprouts. Thank you Maria Llamas for this awesome dish!

13. Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Chestnuts  [Vegan]

It’s that time of year! The time to roast Chestnuts, Brussels Sprouts, and Apples. If you aren’t sure if you like Brussels sprouts, give Michaell Johnson’s brussels sprouts a try. Despite their reputation, they actually have a pretty mild flavor when roasted. If you are trying to convince your kids to try them, remind them they are mini cabbages made bite-size just for them. And pretty cute too! Make sure you make this dish on a cookie sheet for maximizing your crispiness efforts.

14. Orange Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts [Vegan]

Super simple Orange Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts side dish by Emma D’Alessandro with all of the seasonal winter flavors! These flavorful and sweet sprouts are beautifully paired with coconut and walnuts.

15. Rosemary Brussel Sprout Quinoa Salad [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Rosemary Brussels Sprout Quinoa Salad is vegan, gluten-free, incredibly delicious, and protein-packed. It requires minimal ingredients and tons of flavor. The rosemary adds tons of flavor, and when you combine it with the natural sweetness of the maple syrup, it’s the perfect touch. Awesome recipe by Danielle Clark!

Tell me you haven’t changed your mind about brussel sprouts after these 15 scrumptious recipes! Bet you can’t! Need more veggie recipes? Check out 15 Ways to Use Zucchini by downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Androidand iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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