By Tami Weiser
Brussel sprouts are high-fiber veggies that support regularity and gut health — and who doesn’t want those things? They’re also packed with antioxidants that may reduce oxidative stress and lower the risk of some chronic diseases. Oh, and did you know they’re a great source of vitamin C, calcium, and folate? It’s no surprise that once folks figured out how delicious roasted Brussels sprouts could be, this veggie became a side dish rockstar. But while we love a good tray of roasted sprouts, these sweet little cabbages can do so much more. Here are five Brussels sprouts recipes to help you think outside the sheet pan.
1. Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Vegan Tacos from Evolving Table
Brussels sprout tacos are about to become your new favorite. Paired with sweet potatoes and a spicy-sweet sauce made with maple syrup and sriracha, these tacos might change the way you think about this veggie forever.
2. Creamy Brussels Sprout and Shallot Dip from Minimalist Baker
This riff on spinach and artichoke dip has plenty of creaminess and flavor in every vegetarian bite. Ready in around 10 minutes, it’s the perfect last-minute app paired with crudites, gluten-free crackers, or tortilla chips.
3. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Cafe Delites
The simplest way to change up your roasted Brussels sprouts is to add even more flavor. In this recipe that comes from sweet and mellow roasted garlic and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese. This is a great veggie side dish, sure to please the pickiest eaters. It’s also a great way to dress up leftover roasted Brussels for a quick and easy after school snack.
4. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts from Kitchn
Ready to harness the power of the air fryer for the crispiest, crunchiest naturally sweetest Brussels sprouts? Just say yes.
5. Kung Pao Inspired Brussels Sprouts from Cookie + Kate
If you love Kung Pao cauliflower, wait until you try these Brussels sprouts. Their assertive flavor stands up well to the tamari, honey, rice vinegar, sriracha and Sichuan pepper (try lots if white pepper if you don’t have any on hand). Try adding pressed firm or extra firm tofu to the Brussels sprouts for a complete meal and serve it over brown rice cooked with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.