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Here are 25+ of the best things to serve with Brussels Sprouts! Brussels sprouts—a vegetable that tends to spark a spectrum of opinions. While some adore their earthy flavor, others approach them with caution. However, regardless of where you stand on the Brussels sprouts spectrum, one thing remains certain: their potential to shine on the dinner table with the right complementary dishes.
Brussels sprouts might be the underdogs of the veggie world, but don’t let their small size fool you—these little guys pack a serious flavor punch. Picture tiny cabbages, but with a unique taste that’s both earthy and slightly sweet. When cooked just right, they’re like little flavor bombs, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus, they’re like a nutritional goldmine, loaded with stuff that’s good for you—think vitamin c, fiber, and antioxidants making it a healthy side dish! Whether they bring back memories of childhood dinners or you’re just getting to know them, Brussels sprouts are all about versatility. They’re that surprise ingredient that can steal the spotlight in any dish with a bit of creativity in the kitchen.
There are many different ways to prepare your fresh brussels sprouts, you can roast them in the oven or if you want some nice crispy brussels sprouts you should try the air fryer! I also have a recipe for Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Cashews, if you’re looking for a side dish to bring to a dinner party or if you want to make something just a little more elevated. Or, try my Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad.
Toppings/Mix-Ins for Brussels Sprouts
Mixing in crispy bacon or topping with salty nuts and parmesan is a great way to add some flavor to your brussels sprouts!
- Crispy Bacon or Pancetta: Adding crispy bacon or pancetta bits lends a savory, salty contrast to the Brussels sprouts.
- Caramelized Onions: Sweet and caramelized onions add depth and richness to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
- Toasted Almonds or Pecans: Crunchy nuts bring a delightful texture and nutty flavor that elevate the Brussels sprouts.
- Balsamic Glaze or Maple Syrup: Drizzling balsamic glaze or a touch of maple syrup over the sprouts can add a sweet tanginess that enhances their taste.
- Garlic and Parmesan: Roasting Brussels sprouts with garlic and finishing them off with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese creates a savory, umami-packed side dish.
- Cranberry Sauce: The tartness of cranberry sauce adds a refreshing contrast to the savory Brussels sprouts.
- Pomegranate Seeds: Sprinkling fresh pomegranate seeds adds a burst of color, sweetness, and crunch to the dish.
- Blue Cheese: One delicious way to incorporate blue cheese is by crumbled it over roasted Brussels sprouts just before serving.
- Red Pepper Flakes: Sprinkling a pinch or two of red pepper flakes over roasted Brussels sprouts before serving can provide a pleasant heat that beautifully contrasts with the sprouts’ earthy flavor.
What To Serve With Brussels Sprouts (25+ tasty ideas)
Here are some of my favorite recipes you can serve with your brussels sprouts. From Tri-Tips to casserole, I have some great options for you! Keep scrolling to find some other side dishes you can add in to complete your meal!
Tri-Tip: This Tri-Tip Recipe creates the most tender beef and creamy velvety gravy ever. Serve over warm mashed potatoes and a side of Brussels sprouts! Comfort food at its finest!
Roast Prime Rib: Slathered with butter, garlic and herbs and baked to perfection. All you need is a thermometer for perfect prime rib every time.
Oven Roasted Turkey: Turkey and Brussels sprouts—the perfect pairing, where the rich, savory notes of roasted turkey perfectly complement the earthy sweetness of these delightful little greens. This duo is perfect for a holiday dinner or any special occasion!
Salisbury Steak: This Salisbury Steak Recipe is a comforting, stick-to-your-ribs meal that everyone will love. This is the recipe your mom used to make. It’s guaranteed to send you straight back to your childhood kitchen table.
Baked Salmon: This recipe for Baked Salmon is the best of the best. So simple, so flavorful and ready in about 20 minutes.
Oven Baked BBQ Chicken: I love an easy dinner and this Oven Baked BBQ Chicken is just the ticket. Chicken thighs and legs are seasoned with seasoning salt, slathered with bbq sauce and baked until sticky sweet perfection.
Baked Chicken Legs: This recipe for Baked Chicken Legs is the simplest dinner to make any weeknight. Rub with a little olive oil, homemade spice mix and bake. This little gem of a recipe is one of our family’s favorite dinners and it only takes 10 minutes of prep.
Pork Chops: Juicy and tender, sweet and savory, these Smothered Baked Pork Chops are roasted to perfection in just 30 minutes! Pork chops are smothered in a homemade butter-rosemary-honey-mustard sauce and baked until juicy!
Arm Roast: This Arm Roast Recipe is slow braised in the oven with red wine, beef stock, garlic and herbs. You’ll have a mouth watering, fall-apart tender roast meat after about 3 1/2 hours. Throw in some potatoes and carrots – or brussels sprouts – the last hour for a complete meal.
Lamb Roast: A succulent lamb roast, with its robust flavors, pairs exquisitely with the tender and slightly caramelized essence of Brussels sprouts, creating a harmonious marriage of tastes and textures on the plate.
Meatloaf: Moist and delicious, this easy-to-make meatloaf with sweet ketchup glaze will leave you wanting more.
Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Delight in the flavorful combination of Chicken & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, a savory dish packed with protein and wholesome goodness.
Roast Chicken: The Best Roast Chicken is a simple and straight forward recipe that feeds the whole family! Crispy skin, with a hint of tangy flavor from the lemon juice!
Chicken Wild Rice Casserole: Chicken Wild Rice Casserole will make you love casseroles again! Easy, fast, delicious and comforting with that cheesy goodness from the cheddar cheese. Your whole family will devour this recipe!
Mashed Potatoes: This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and buttery! Mashed potatoes are perfect accompaniment for your dinner and are delicious served with brussels sprouts. If you want some more flavor you should try these Garlic Mashed Potatoes, I like to top with some chives or green onions!
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: If you love sweet potatoes, you’re going to love Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This is one of those side dishes that could go with literally any main dish and is so easy to make.
Quinoa Salad: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad has an amazing depth of flavor from all of the roasted veggies and great texture from the quinoa. This is one of the best ways to get a bunch of veggies in!
Famous Butter Rice: Rice is a great side dish for any dinner and my Famous Butter Rice is seriously the best! Add a few simple ingredients to make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had!
Herb-Infused Couscous: Light and flavorful herb-infused couscous provides a delightful contrast to the sprouts.
Sautéed Mushrooms: Earthy sautéed mushrooms bring a robust flavor that complements the Brussels sprouts’ earthiness.
Maple Glazed Carrots: Savor the sweetness of maple glazed carrots, a delightful side dish that perfectly balances the earthy sweetness of carrots with a hint of rich maple flavor.
Roasted Root Vegetables: Indulge in the hearty goodness of roasted root vegetables, a flavorful medley that combines the earthy richness of various roots, caramelized to perfection.
Oven Roasted Asparagus: Roasted Vegetables are a great addition to any meal, savor the deliciousness of roasted asparagus, a simple dish where fresh spears are cooked to perfection, offering a delightful crunch and a burst of flavor.
Creamy Polenta: Creamy and comforting polenta pairs well with the texture of Brussels sprouts and adds a different dimension to the dish.
Roasted Green Beans: Oven roasting is a quick and easy way to not only cook your vegetables but a great method for adding more flavor to any vegetable.
Sautéed Spinach: Nutrient-rich sautéed spinach provides a flavorful and healthy side that complements the Brussels sprouts’ taste, and is an easy addition to your main course.
Roasted Acorn Squash: Cinnamon and nutmeg make this sweet Roasted Acorn Squash more of a seasonal dish while smoked paprika gives this an unexpected (but delicious) smoky flavor!
Risotto: Get this simple and basic recipe for Instant Pot Risotto, it’s the perfect side dish if you want something simple yet flavorful. Tastes amazing on its own or add in some extras to make it special. If you want to add some vegetables, you should check out this Vegetable Risotto recipe!
As we come to the end of our Brussels sprouts and sides adventure, it’s clear these little veggies pack a punch in the flavor department. Mixing and matching sides with Brussels sprouts isn’t just about food—it’s an invitation to explore new tastes and textures at your dinner table. So, whether it’s a family meal or a fancy dinner party, have fun trying out different combinations.
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