These recipes are complete meals that feature fall and winter's favorite vegetable, Brussels Sprouts, along with roast chicken, beef, pasta, pork, and other worthy partners. Brussels sprouts aren't so much of a supporting player here as an equal partner in the pursuit of the perfect weeknight dinner.
You'll roast bone-in chicken breasts over a bed of lemony, garlicky Brussels sprouts and quartered red potatoes. "A delicious one-pan dinner that tastes like you cooked all day but only takes a small amount of hands-on time," says LAMBR. "Great flavor and easy clean-up! We make extra sprouts, my family loves them."
Kielbasa combines with Brussels sprouts, white beans, and mustard. "I'll tell you that it works wonderfully," says Seattle Food Geek. "The saltiness of the pork combined with the bitter, gentle crunch of the Brussels sprouts and mildness of the beans is well-balanced perfection. Plus, it's cheap, easy, and looks good on a plate!"
Delicious and healthy fall comfort food with Brussels, cooked spaghetti, olive oil, lemon juice, capers, and tahini paste. "This dish is vegan," says hilpete, "and my meat-eating husband loved it."
These impressive but easy-to-make puff pastry rolls are stuffed with a savory filling of Brussels sprouts, walnuts, almonds, and feta cheese and baked golden brown. They make a crispy appetizer pastry or satisfying vegetarian main dish. "My roommate used to call Brussels sprouts 'Little Horribles' -- well, not any more! An elegant looking pastry roll that's great as an appetizer, or as a main feature for vegetarians," says scottiebaker.
This one-skillet dinner is perfect for busy weeknights. Fresh Brussels sprouts are thinly slice and sauteed in olive oil with prepared gnocchi, chopped onions, and minced garlic -- and on the table in about 30 minutes. Brighten up the flavors with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper flakes. "An easy, healthy meal," says db590.
You'll pan fry thinly sliced Brussels sprouts with garlic and pancetta in olive oil, toss with mozzarella cheese and a little fennel seed, and bake all the good stuff on pizza crust. "Truly a wonderful gourmet pizza," says Mixit. "Every ingredient worked beautifully together and the fennel seeds give a special touch. I added a tiny bit of red chili flakes before eating which was a nice addition. Great way to get your kids to eat their Brussels sprouts."
It's a feast of color and flavor! And do you want healthy? Here you go. Marinated chicken breasts team up with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots, and cubes of apple. "Great meal," raves PULLEYHEATHER, "and very versatile based on what veggies you have. Delicious!
This flavorful pork stew is made with cubed pork shoulder, dark beer, balsamic vinegar, caraway seed, and Brussels sprouts -- and best served over fluffy mashed potatoes. "AMAZING!" raves manncastro. "Best stew ever! The Brussels sprouts give it an extra texture and flavor that was just yummy! Will definitely be making this often. "
Paprika adds an extra touch of smoky goodness to this quick-and-easy meal of Polish sausage and Brussels sprouts. "This was excellent," says Soup Loving Nicole. "This was the perfect meal to prepare after a long day at work. Super simple, not a lot of fuss, and the smoked paprika really came though."