Healthy Brussels Sprouts Side Dish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious brussels sprouts side dish recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Crispy Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get crispy and flavorful in the oven when they're "smashed" and seasoned with Parmesan cheese and everything bagel spice.
By Carolyn Casner

Cheesy Baked Brussels Sprouts

This creamy, cheesy baked Brussels sprout gratin will convince even the pickiest of eaters to gobble down their veggies. Gruyère cheese adds richness and flavor, while the panko adds a little crunch on top.
By Julia Levy

Roasted Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts make a great quick and easy side dish for dinner, or you can twist it into a breakfast hash served with an egg on top. Either way, with its super-easy prep, you'll come back to these roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts again and again.
By Jasmine Smith

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes

It's easy to get creative with these roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes. For a quick side dish that complements just about everything, follow the main recipe. If you want to spice things up a little, try one of the variations. Swapping a few spices and adding fresh stir-ins to coat the roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes transforms the flavor of the dish to something new, yet equally delicious.
By Jasmine Smith

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Smoky Aioli

The delicious dipping sauce makes this easy Brussels sprouts recipe an irresistible appetizer or side dish. If you want to double the recipe, use two large rimmed baking sheets and swap their spots in the oven halfway through cooking.

Honey-Chile Glazed Baked Brussels Sprouts

Rating: 5 stars
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We jump-start this baked Brussels sprouts recipe by preheating the baking sheet for quick roasting.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Rating: 4.93 stars
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Fresh herbs, onion and bacon sauté alongside Brussels sprouts in this easy vegetable side dish recipe. This savory dish is delicious in the fall and winter months, when Brussels sprouts are in season. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don't be intimidated--buy them, as they're likely more fresh. Recipe adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.

Parmesan-Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

These roasted Brussels sprouts are about to be your new favorite side dish. In addition to getting brown and crispy in the oven, they're topped with Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar for a hit of salty, savory flavor. This makes a great vegetable side to serve with roasted meats.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Rating: 5 stars
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Here we toss nutty roasted sprouts with a quick sun-dried tomato pesto.

Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4 stars
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Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and celery root make up a colorful roasted vegetable medley. If you can't find celery root (also called celeriac) you can swap in another root vegetable such as carrots, parsnips, or turnips.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Rating: 4 stars
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A small amount of bacon goes a long way to flavor these very thinly sliced Brussels sprouts--the results may even win over sprout skeptics.

Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Honey-Balsamic Glaze

This lightning-fast side dish produces deliciously sweet Brussels sprouts, thanks to honey that caramelizes and crispy, salty bacon. They're so good your kids will even eat them! If the Brussels sprouts are hard to skewer, consider microwaving them a minute longer and then try skewering again. If you'd like to make this Brussels sprouts recipe vegetarian, simply omit the bacon.
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Inspiration and Ideas

10 Brussels Sprout Salad Recipes That’ll Steal the Show This Christmas

The holidays are full of delicious treats, but they’re also a great way to showcase some of the best in-season produce. We think Brussels sprouts deserve a rightful place on your table alongside the traditional casseroles and mashed potatoes this Christmas. These 10 Brussels sprout salad recipes are the perfect way to add a festive pop of green to your Christmas dinner and will have you craving Brussels all year long.   

Date and Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are roasted until just tender then simmered with dates in a reduced garlic/balsamic vinegar sauce.

Chili-Lime Brussels Sprout Chips

If you like kale chips, you'll love these veggie chips too! The outer leaves of large Brussels sprouts make the best "chips." Plus, they're easier to remove than the tightly furled-together inner ones. Roast what's left over for dinner later in the week.