12 Brussels Sprout Recipes That Prove Your Childhood Aversion Was Completely Misplaced

We're a bit ashamed to admit that we once turned our noses up at recipes with Brussels sprouts when we were wee ones. While the cabbage-like vegetables definitely weren't one of our favorite childhood foods, we've come to see the error of our ways in pushing them to the side. With the right spices, condiments, and garnishes, Brussels sprouts become a super crave-able dish.

If you're still unsure about this green, try out these 12 recipes for a fresh perspective on this vegetable. From amazing pizza to impossibly good salads, the possibilities for Brussels sprouts are endless — and all delicious.

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Mustard Brussels Sprouts

A touch of this spicy condiment adds major dimension to A Beautiful Mess’ roasted Brussels sprouts, making them an amazing side dish with major zing.

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Roasted Brussels Sprout Quinoa Gratin

A cheesy dish doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Cookie and Kate uses Brussels sprouts and quinoa to make a good-for-you gratin.

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Chicken & Brussels Sprouts Egg Rolls

No need to order takeout. Half Baked Harvest’s pomegranate-chicken egg rolls are filled with tasty and healthy Brussels sprouts for a satisfying crunch.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Skip the spinach and try out a tasty, unique salad. The Kitchn shreds sprouts with apples for a refreshing spring lunch.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Coconut Ginger Sauce

Forget the boring boiled Brussels sprouts of your youth. Cookie and Kate’s coconut ginger version adds a delightfully tropical twist to this veggie.

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BBQ Brussels Sprouts Pizza

Putting vegetables on pizza totally makes it healthy, right? Right.

A Beautiful Mess makes a barbecue version that has our mouths watering.

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Roasted Parsnips & Brussels Sprouts

Who knew that pairing this root vegetable with this green would result in such a perfect combination? The Crepes of Wrath mixes the two with plenty of shallots for some savory goodness.

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Brussels Sprouts With Sweet Chili Sauce

For a quick side dish, Steamy Kitchen uses Thai sweet chili oil and soy sauce to bring some major oomph to a plate of Brussels sprouts.

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Thai-Style Brussels Sprouts

No one said that this vegetable had to be bland—The Kitchn uses just three ingredients to bring it to the next level.

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Momofuku's Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Fish sauce and rice wine vinegar give The Crepes of Wrath’s Momofuku-inspired Brussels sprouts a satisfying umami flavor.

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Baked Eggplants With Brussels Sprouts, Lentils, & Pomegranate

Think beyond the eggplant part. Green Kitchen Stories covers slices of baked eggplant with lentils, shaved Brussels sprouts, and pomegranate seeds for a fresh touch.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

Grapes are not the obvious choice to pair with Brussels sprouts, but Steamy Kitchen adds them to this dish for a burst of fruity sweetness.

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