It’s amazing how we can go through life with serious misconceptions about certain foods. It was only recently that I discovered this little underdog vegetable actually tastes good! And no, it’s not a “brussel” sprout. It’s a Brussels sprout, named after the Belgian city it most likely originated in. Goes to show you that you’re never too old to try something new, and ever since a friend convinced me to split a side of roasted sprouts with her I’ve been busy looking for the best Brussels sprout recipes on the internet. Here are our ten favorite — look them over and don’t forget what Mom told you: try one, you just might like it.


1. Roasted Brussels sprouts from Not From Concentrate

2. Roasted Brussels sprout and wheatberry salad from Kiran Tarun

3. Shredded Brussels sprout with chorizo and paprika from Heather Christo

4. Creamy Brussels sprout soup with crispy chorizo from My Invisible Crown

5. Ginger tamarind Brussels sprout from A Brown Table

6. Roasted Brussels sprout with garlic aioli from Costa Kitchen via Lifestyle Three Six Five

7. Roasted Brussels sprout and toasted rye bread from London Fridge

8. Roasted Brussels sprouts and coconut & mint chutni from Pure Vege

9. Brussels sprout and apple salad

10. Mushroom and Brussels sprout hash from Joy the Baker

16 comments
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    Isabel | November 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    hmmm, nice ideas, but no new recipes with Brussels I ever tried beat the version my mom made (and the speed it’s made with): steam them with salted water until ‘al dente’ (not mushy!), then drain, stir in: a knob of butter (as generous as you like), possibly a bit more salt to taste, cayenne (careful with that) and nutmeg (generously – depending on how much you like nutmeg) Of course that version is for Nutmeg-Lovers only. Coriander works nicely too. But then coriander suggests adding a little cream, sugar and lemon juice – a version that I also like – lemon juice nicely balances the sometimes strong taste of cabbage varieties…

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    Corinna | November 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, these recipes were all new to me, and I can’t wait to try some of them, especially the soup and the roasted brussels with garlic aioli.

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    Lori | November 9, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I love your blog – but I find your ‘side scrolling’ pictures sooooo hard to navigate – and often skip u as a result! Can you at least make you mobile version ‘flat’ not side scrolling for the pictures and further content? I bet you readership & buy in would jump! Thanks so much – a lover not a hater!

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    • Camille Styles | November 9, 2013 at 7:13 am

      Thanks Lori – really appreciate it, and I agree that our slideshows aren’t ideal for mobile. Since there’s not a good plugin solution out there, we’re working on building the perfect functionality. Takes a bit of time, bit it’s coming! Thanks again for your thoughtful feedback and hang in there with us a bit longer!! xo

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    diane smith | November 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Thx. for info…nice to know the origin of the brussels!

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    Kate | November 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Brussels sprouts are perhaps my favorite vegetable! Like you, I never grew up eating them, but discovered them about ten years ago and fell in love immediately.

    As the abundance of roasting recipes shows, you really can’t go wrong roasting them. I just throw some salt, pepper and olive oil on them (halved) and stick them on a baking sheet in the oven for a while. Mmm!

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    Krissy C | November 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    the roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic aoili looks delicious! I just made a brussels sprouts with maple syrup recipe that was really great…a sweet take on sauteed brussels sprouts 🙂

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    ashleyandkira | November 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Love when bloggers give brussels sprouts some love! They all look so delicious – I will need to try some over the holidays. http://www.ashleykiraand.wordpress.com

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    Karina | November 13, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I love this article. Both me and my boyfriend are huge brussels lovers. I’m definitely going to try the featured recipes. Also, they roasted brussels seem like a good thing to put in your lunch box. How convenient!

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    annacostafood | November 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe!

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    angelamroberts | December 4, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I thought I had some good brussels recipes until I saw these. I never thought of brussels srpouts soup and I love the idea of pairing with chorizo.

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    Julie | December 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Some of my favorites were once when I didn’t really have a kitchen, just a microwave. I put the raw fresh brussel sprouts in a bowl, squeezed the juice of one orange on them, and then sprinkled a little stevia on them before cooking in microwave for about 8 minutes. They were so good, I ate the entire bowl!

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