Of all the vegetables in the produce aisle, none sparks as much scorn as the brussels sprout. This humble veggie has been pushed to the sides of dinner plates and halfheartedly hidden under salad greens for years. If you're among those who've sworn off sprouts, let us present these palate-pleasing recipes in an attempt to persuade you to give them a second chance. Spanning a vegan-friendly take on Caesar salad to a sweet and savory one-skillet side dish, we're convinced that these dishes could convert even the most staunch sprout hater.
Yes, we're going to make a bold claim and deem these the best brussels sprout recipes of all time.
Ahead are six brussels sprout recipes so good that they might just make you fall in love with the (unfairly) hated veggie.
Citrusy Brussels Sprout Slaw
Don't be fooled by those "bacon" bits—this salad is 100% vegan-friendly. Featuring faux bacon (made with rice paper) and faux Parmesan cheese (made with nutritional yeast), this citrusy brussels sprout slaw recipe is one that even carnivores will want second helpings of.
Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw
Calling all Caesar salad fans—you're going to want to try this healthy take on the classic recipe. The dressing, made with raw sunflower seeds (soaked overnight), tahini, and Dijon mustard, is so tasty that you won't want to go back to store-bought variety after making this kale and brussels sprout Caesar slaw.
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprout
This balsamic-glazed brussels sprout recipe is proof that the veggie can be deemed decadent. Chock full of bacon bites, blue cheese crumbles, and blueberries, you might be tempted to eat this side dish without an accompanying main.
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprout With Bacon, Dates, and Halloumi
Sweet dates, salty bacon, and crispy cheese come together in this savory pan roasted brussels sprout recipe. "If you're not sure on how you feel about brussels sprouts, you really have to try this recipe," says recipe creator Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest. And we wholeheartedly agree.
Lemony Fried Brussels Sprout
This lemony fried brussels sprout recipe is about to become your go-to weeknight side dish. Sure, it's filled with garlic, lemon, and Parmesan cheese deliciousness, but the best part is that it all comes together in under 30 minutes.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecorino and Pecans
A surefire way to take your brussels sprouts to the next level is to swap Parmesan with pecorino cheese, as demonstrated by this roasted brussels sprouts with pecorino and pecans recipe. "Obsessed with brussels sprouts might sound a little too good to be true, but really—right out of the oven, they're crispy, salty, and completely addictive," says recipe creator Sonja of A Couple Cooks