Healthy and Easy Brussels Sprouts Recipes
Brussels sprouts are an excellent addition to any healthy eating regimen. According to Medical News Today, this cruciferous veggie is rich in calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K and beta-carotene. When simply boiled or steamed, Brussels sprouts are known to have a relatively bitter flavor. However, when cooked right, they can be absolutely delicious. That’s why we’ve rounded up 14 of our best easy Brussels sprouts recipes. If you haven’t tried them any way but steamed or boiled, now is the time to try something new! They might just become your new favorite veggie.
Shopping Tips: When buying your Brussels sprouts, Medical News Today recommends finding sprouts that are still on the stalk. Smaller sprouts are more tender and sweeter than larger varieties. The leaves should be tight and firm.
Roasting is one of our favorite ways to cook Brussels sprouts because the resulting caramelization is what brings out their best flavor. We understand that the limp texture that results from boiling or steaming them is far from ideal! But roasting them with a little bit of salt and pepper—and some red onion in the case of this recipe—brings out a delicious flavor.
If you’re looking for a delicious-but-healthy appetizer to take to your next get-together—or to enjoy with your family—then this recipe has got you covered. It features a delicious spread made from ricotta cheese on toasted baguette slices. We top it off with a blend of seasoned onions, butternut squash, raisins and Brussels sprouts. It’s a balanced snack or meal, counting as one PowerFuel, one SmartCarb and one Extra on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan.
Here’s another great way to cook your Brussels sprouts that will help you get over your skepticism—on the grill! The chargrilled flavor alone is amazing but when paired with a simple mustard marinade, it’s truly out of this world! If you didn’t think you liked Brussels sprouts recipes before, be prepared to have your mind blown.
You’ll be amazed how well Brussels sprouts pair with apple in this mouthwatering recipe. Blended with some apple cider vinegar, olive oil and thyme, this is a dish that’s full of rich—and just the right amount of “sweet”—flavor. If you’re someone who has been skeptical about Brussels sprouts recipes in this past, this pairing might just win you over.
If you’ve tried veggie foil packets in the past, then you know how easy they are to make. Simply whip up some chopped veggies, add to your foil packet and pop it in the oven for a quick-and-easy meal. This recipe combines Brussels sprouts with baby potatoes and carrots—plus just the right seasoning and some grated parmesan—for a flavorful result.
Nothing wins everyone over like a wholesome and healthy casserole. This one is packed with so much goodness, it’ll soon become a family favorite. This dish has a lengthy list of ingredients but trust us when we say, it comes together brilliantly. The flavors of foods like dried cherries, pecans, squash and Brussels sprouts may seem like an unusual combination. However, they each bring something special to the table. Plus, this meal has protein-packed chicken and fiber-rich farro, making it a powerhouse of good health.
Protein-packed salmon is already a great meal choice. But it’s made even better with the addition of Brussels sprouts and squash in this easy-to-make recipe. After all, nothing beats a one-pan dish. It means simple prep work and perhaps even better, simple clean-up!
Again, this dish shines thanks to the caramelization that takes place during roasting. Since this recipe also includes drizzled maple syrup and the addition of some acorn squash and bacon, it’s got a lot of different flavors that work remarkably well together. This is a roasted Brussels sprouts recipe that will fool your family or guests into thinking it’s been ordered from a restaurant.
Why not trade your typical lettuce-based salad in for this veggie and grain-packed option? In addition to Brussels sprouts, this recipe calls for other superfoods like beets, farro and carrots. It’s hearty and filling while also packing in lots of healthy nutrients and fiber.
In this recipe, a homemade balsamic mustard glaze really takes the Brussels sprouts to a whole new level of awesomeness. It’s the reason we’ve called this recipe, the best Brussels sprouts you’ve ever had! This is another great low-calorie but delicious meal to start with if you’re someone who has not liked this cruciferous veggie in the past. Cooked in our delicious glaze, it is sure to win you over.
If you’re looking for simple Brussels sprouts recipes with less than five ingredients, this one is a must-try! Brussels sprouts with balsamic fig is another fantastic pairing that is sure to electrify your taste buds. It’s a really simple recipe that has a complex taste—like something off of a restaurant menu. The fig adds just the right amount of sweetness to this dish, which is drizzled in balsamic vinegar to top it off.
Gone are the days when a salad was just lettuce and some dressing. This salad starts with shredded Brussels sprouts and goes on to include kale, edamame, quinoa, almonds and parmesan cheese. All mixed with a Dijon dressing, it’s a truly mouthwatering dish that is sure to be a new favorite.
Here’s another recipe to win-over the Brussels sprouts nonbelievers. It pairs seasoned and baked Brussels sprouts with melted mozzarella for a decadent-tasting side that’s good for your waistline. The crispness of the Brussels sprouts combined with the creaminess of the cheese makes a duo that you’ll absolutely love.
Texture is everything and in this recipe, Brussels sprouts are roasted until crispy—like a chip—and served with an amazing homemade garlic aioli dip. It’s the perfect snack or appetizer to help fill you up in a healthy way! In fact, take them along to your next party for a healthy twist on a “chip and dip platter.” Your family and friends will be as shocked as you are and won’t be able to get enough of these crispy chips.