If you’ve been looking for some new side dishes for dinner, consider Brussels sprouts. While these veggies often aren’t a favorite because of their bitter taste, there are several ways you can prepare Brussels sprouts to make them a favorite for everyone in the family. Here are a few ways to make Brussels sprouts instead of roasting them.
Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw
The bright flavor of lemon complements the earthy, bitter flavor of Brussels sprouts. You can use this slaw as a topping for your salads or add it to sandwiches to make your meal especially flavorful and healthy.
Sriracha Honey Brussels Sprouts
These Brussels sprouts are easy to prepare and offer the perfect combination of spicy and sweet flavors. After one bite of this veggie side dish, you’ll definitely go back for seconds.
Brussels Sprouts Carbonara
Try this delicious pasta dish to get a serving of vegetables with dinner. The crisp bite of Brussels sprouts pairs nicely with the creamy carbonara sauce. You can also eliminate the bacon to make this meal vegetarian.
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
If you’re looking for a low-carb appetizer or a side dish to go with dinner, these bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts are the answer. The bitter taste of the Brussels sprouts pairs deliciously with the savory, smoky taste of bacon to make an indulgent treat that is still (fairly) good for you.
Brussel Sprout Chips
These “chips” are a creative way to eat Brussels sprouts. The chips offer a satisfying crunch, and the salty flavor will make it easier to skip the potato chips when you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying snack.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Place the Brussels sprouts on a skewer and season them with a marinade before placing them on the grill. This cooking method gives the Brussels sprouts a smoky flavor and activates the sugars in the vegetable to keep the Brussels sprouts from tasting too bitter.
Tofu Stir-Fry with Brussels Sprouts
This healthy meal is delicious and easy to prepare. The tofu is the protein for this meal, and the Brussels sprouts add a healthy serving of calcium to this meat-free lunch or dinner.
Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts Salad
Try this healthy salad when you’re looking for a low-carb lunch that is packed with flavor. This meal has a combination of tangy and sweet flavors that taste great with Brussels sprouts.
Brussels Sprout, Apple, and Bacon Hash
This delicious hash has the sweetness of apples, the salty taste of bacon, and the bitter flavor of Brussels sprouts. This dish is an explosion of flavor that you can enjoy for brunch or dinner.
Brussels Sprouts with Honey Chipotle Glaze
If you love spicy food, you’ll love this simple Brussels sprouts recipe with a glaze that features the sweet heat of honey and chipotle peppers. This veggie side dish is great with the protein of your choice, or you can enjoy it in a veggie bowl for a filling dish.
Brussels Sprout Dip
This delicious party food is a substitute for spinach dip, but it’s just as tasty. A variety of cheeses complements Brussels sprouts, and you can enjoy the dip with toast squares or pita chips. This savory dip also offers a day’s worth of vitamin C, so it’s just as nutritious as it is indulgent.