We just don’t understand why Brussels sprouts get such a bad reputation. Along with broccoli, they seem to be the most-hated vegetable in kids’ TV shows.  Obviously, we disagree with that because Brussels sprouts are delicious and also kind of cute — they look just like little cabbages!. Not only that, they are also good for you, being high in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and manganese. The trick to getting even the biggest Brussels sprouts hater to love these cruciferous veggies is to prepare them the right way.

Once you’ve mastered Brussels Sprouts 101, then it’s time to see how versatile these veggies really can be. So, get ready to fall in love with these 15 Brussels sprouts recipes — even if you’ve always been a hater.

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1. Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grilled Pear Pizza

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grilled Pear Pizza
This Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Grilled Pear Pizza is like the fall version of a salad pizza. Brussels sprouts, caramelized onions, Shiitake bacon, and vegan Parmesan on top of a crispy crust each play a supporting role of bringing together all dimensions of flavor and texture that make this pizza so perfect. The Shiitake bacon offers a savory taste, the onions a sweet and sour taste, the grilled pear a mild sweetness, and the shaved Brussels sprouts bring the entire pizza together.

2. Crispy Gnocchi With Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Brussels Sprouts 

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

3. Korean BBQ Brussels Sprouts

Korean BBQ Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are usually enjoyed with mild flavor enhancements like a drizzle of oil or balsamic. These Korean BBQ Brussels Sprouts, however, are brought to the next level with a savory-sweet barbecue sauce. Enjoy these as an appetizer or a side dish, just go easy with the sauce so that they maintain their crispy exterior!

4. Sweet Potato Mash With Maple Pecans and Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Mash With Maple-Pecans and Brussels Sprouts

How do can get any better than this Sweet Potato Mash With Maple Pecans and Brussels Sprouts? The flavors of roasted Brussels sprouts and maple pecans pair perfectly with creamy mashed sweet potato. This dish is warm, comforting, and earthy, yet so simple to make. The taste of each component on its own is delicious enough, but when combined, it becomes something special.

5. Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprout Salad

If you think you don’t like radishes or Brussels sprouts you MUST try them in this Roasted Radish and Brussels Sprouts Salad. It’s like a completely different vegetable when it’s roasted.Raw radishes can be very spicy, but roasting radishes mellows them out and brings out their sweetness.  Paired with Brussels sprouts that are roasted until crispy and tossed with bright lemon juice and thyme, this is the perfect side dish.

6. Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad Wrap

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This tangy, crunchy, and refreshing Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad Wrap marries the delicious creaminess of Caesar salad dressing with smoky mushrooms. Brussels sprouts and kale take the nutrition of this wrap to the next level and add a nice crunch to it as well. Be sure to make extra Caesar dressing for dipping.

7. Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beet Tart

Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beet Tart [Vegan]

This Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beet Tart not only looks amazing but also tastes great! The beet filling is creamy, rich, and satisfying. It’s a combination nobody will expect but everybody will love. Serve it as an entrée, as a starter or a side dish. It will posh up your table for sure!

8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts, Dates, and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts, Dates, and Caramelized Onions
This dish of Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Walnuts, Dates, and Caramelized Onions is so flavorful and satisfying. Roasting Brussels sprouts allows the outer leaves to brown and crisp while pulling away from the head slightly. The end result is a vegetable that has a crunchy exterior and soft interior with a wonderful, warm, nutty flavor. Paired with caramelized onions, dates, and walnuts, these brussels sprouts are sure to please.

9. Sesame Brussels Sprouts Curry

Sesame Brussels Sprout Curry [Vegan]
For a very satisfying comfort food that is perfect for fall nights, try this Sesame Brussels Sprouts Curry. This curry is packed with plenty of vitamins and minerals thanks to an abundance of vegetables like Brussels sprouts, carrots, and potatoes and it is topped off with turmeric and black pepper, which are an anti-inflammatory powerhouse combination. Serve this with brown rice, quinoa, or any other grain.

10. Cheesy Chickpea Soup With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Cheesy Chickpea Soup With Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Spicy roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect topping to this creamy, Cheesy Chickpea Soup With Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The key to unlocking the perfect balance of flavor in this soup is to adjust the seasonings to your liking. Once you’ve achieved your perfect flavor, serve it with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and enjoy.

11. Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Reduction

Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Reduction [Vegan]

Step up your pizza game with a gourmet pizza without ever having to set foot in a fancy Italian restaurant. This Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Reduction has hearty roasted Brussels sprouts, tangy balsamic red onions, and gooey, melty vegan mozzarella. All that’s missing is the red and white checkered tablecloth.

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12. Risotto With Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Risotto With Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Truth be told, this Risotto With Crispy Brussels Sprouts is amazing. A topping of crispy roasted brussels sprouts adds an addictive dimension of texture as they sit atop a bed of creamy risotto. Risotto may be time-consuming, but this recipe is hardly difficult! It takes little effort to create a warm, comforting, and flavorful meal.

13. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Burst Cherry Tomato Spaghetti

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bursted Cherry Tomato Spaghetti [Vegan]

This Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Burst Cherry Tomato Spaghetti an easy, hands-off meal that’s done in 45 minutes top to bottom. Sweet, roasted Brussels sprouts and tart, oven-burst cherry tomatoes tangle with spaghetti in a cheesy, buttery sauce. Make the most of those veggies that quickly move past their prime with this delicious pasta dish!

14. Holiday Stir-Fry

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Want to get all the flavors of a holiday feast without spending the entire day in the kitchen? This Holiday Stir-Fry is a light, but filling rice recipe paired with roasted vegetables and holiday flavors from cranberries and nuts. Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and onion create a combination that fills you up with nutritious veggies while keeping the holiday vibes alive.

15. Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apples and Chestnuts

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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 this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apples and Chestnuts a try. Despite their reputation, they actually have a pretty mild flavor when roasted and paired with sweet fruit and crunchy nuts, they are absolutely perfect. Make sure you make this dish on a cookie sheet for maximizing your crispiness efforts.

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We hope we’ve shown you something you like. Planning on making any of these recipes? Let us know in the comments!

Lead image source: Korean BBQ Brussels Sprouts