Amy Sherman

Brussels Sprouts — Easy Thanksgiving, One Recipe at a Time

brussels sprouts recipesCute little Brussels sprouts look like miniature cabbages, taste great, and are packed full of Vitamin C. What’s not to like?  If you’ve only eaten overcooked, boiled Brussels sprouts, you might not like them as much as I do. And that’s a shame, because they are one of the easiest vegetables to dress up without going to a lot of trouble.


If you or your family are not Brussels sprout fans yet, here are some recipes that might help you warm up to them:


If you like coleslaw, try Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Apples and Walnuts.


If your family is wild about dumplings, make these Brussels Sprouts and Leek Dumplings.


If you would rather have a Caesar salad than any other side dish you can imagine, then by all means go for Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad.


You’ll find that lots of recipes for Brussels sprouts feature nuts, which complement the naturally flavor of the sprouts themselves when roasted or merely browned. For Thanksgiving, you can’t beat this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage?


Here are some more unusual ways of using Brussels sprouts. Try them this holiday season. Two of them feature bacon, which is a terrific way to infuse these versatile vegetables with a flavor everyone in the family will love:




Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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There is nothing like bacon to cause Brussels Sprouts haters to change their minds!




Brussels Sprouts with Bacon-Hourseradish Cream

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In this dish, a pungent horseradish cream blends beautifully with the meaty flavor of bacon. Unless your a vegetarian, you couldn’t possibly not LIKE this sublime dish.




String Bean and Brussels Sprout Frittata

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Can’t you imagine setting this out on the holiday table? Or whipping up this dish for a perfect holiday brunch?



Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast

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This is an appetizer that is sure to get notice, because nobody you know has every made anything like this creative, wonderfully savory creation. Sample these cheddar toasts with Brussels sprouts, and then tell us you don’t like these vegetables! We defy you.



Penne with Brussels Sprouts and Bok Choy

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Of course no vegetable worth its sea salt wouldn’t pair well with pasta. Here’s a recipe for a busy weeknight that you are going to want to make all the time.



Pork Cutlets with Brussels Sprouts

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Pork is a natural with Brussels sprouts, which  benefit from the saucy taste accompanying the meat.



Make this easy and delicious recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Sage!




Amy Sherman turns seasonal, easy to find ingredients into easy no-fuss meals. Go to Easy Does It for all her recipes and read her blog, Cooking with Amy.




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