Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Many Ways

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a hit side at any holiday dinner. You'll impress guests and have fun eating your veggies with these 4 easy variations!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Many Ways

Earlier this fall, I started making a list of my potential Thanksgiving blog recipes. One of the items on that list was called “Brussels Sprouts TBD.” As every other recipe got named, resolved, tested, and put in the works, “Brussels Sprouts TBD” remained on the list just like that. I love love love Brussels sprouts at this time of year, but I just couldn’t settle on one idea or flavor combination. Then it hit me – I’ll post many ideas! And you can choose!

Any of these simple combinations would make for a delicious, last-minute holiday side dish. Each recipe starts with roasting the sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then the fun flavor elements get added. Easy peasy. Here we go:

Spicy Peanut Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Peanut Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I love all of these variations, but these spicy sprouts are irresistible. Just like it sounds – the sprouts are roasted and then doused in a knockout tangy/spicy peanut sauce made of 5 simple ingredients:

  • Peanut butter, for creaminess
  • Lime juice, for tang
  • Tamari, for salty savoriness
  • Sriracha, for heat
  • Water, to thin

Sprinkle crushed peanuts over the top and add sliced Thai chilis to wake everyone up at the T-giving table!

Shiitake Bacon & Brussels Sprouts

Shiitake Bacon & Brussels

People always like bacon with their Brussels sprouts, so I thought – shiitake bacon! Finish these with the following components for fun, unexpected sprouts:

  • A light, tangy sesame sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  • Microgreens

Delicious!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Tahini, Feta & Pomegranate

Tahini, Feta & Pomegranate Brussels

I don’t often pick favorites in these situations, but I’m going to this time. This one is my favorite! Drizzle the sprouts with lemon tahini sauce, top them with feta & hazelnuts, and finally, sprinkle on pomegranate seeds. Together, these elements make a perfect combination of creamy, tangy flavors with a pop of pom.

Lemon-Thyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Thyme Parmesan Brussels

I’m finishing this list with a classic combination. It may be tried and true, but that doesn’t make it any less special. Obviously, I love lemon on (just about) everything. In this recipe, salty Parmesan and herbaceous thyme leaves bring out the lemon’s brightness on the sprouts. Yum, yum.

Love to make things many ways?

Try stuffing sweet potatoes or making overnight oats!


Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Many Ways
 
Author:
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts per recipe variation below
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Choice of ingredients from the recipes below
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the Brussels sprouts in half, toss with drizzles of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper, and spread on the baking sheet. Roast 30 to 40 minutes or until tender and golden brown around the edges.
  2. Continue with one of the recipes below.

Spicy Peanut Roasted Brussels Sprouts
 
Author:
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • ½ teaspoon sriracha
  • Up to 1 tablespoon water, if needed
  • 1 pound roasted Brussels sprouts (recipe above)
  • ¼ cup toasted, crushed peanuts
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Sliced Thai red chiles (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, lime juice, tamari, and sriracha. Add up to 1 tablespoon water, if necessary, to create a drizzle-able consistency. Drizzle the sauce over the roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with the crushed peanuts, cilantro, and sliced red chiles, if desired.

Shiitake Bacon & Brussels
 
Author:
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon tamari, divided
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 pound roasted Brussels sprouts (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Microgreens (optional)
Instructions
  1. Make the Shiitake Bacon (can be made ahead and stored at room temp): Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the shiitake mushrooms with the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the tamari and and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet. Roast 30 to 40 minutes or until dark brown and lightly crisp around the edges.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the additional 1 teaspoon tamari with the sesame oil and rice vinegar. Pour over the roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with the shiitake bacon, sesame seeds, and microgreens, if using.

Tahini, Feta & Pomegranate
 
Author:
Serves: 3 to 4
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Up to 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound roasted Brussels sprouts (recipe above)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup pomegranates
  • Handful of toasted hazelnuts
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, maple syrup, and salt. Add up to 3 tablespoons water, if necessary, to create a drizzle-able consistency. Drizzle the sauce over the roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with feta, pomegranates, and hazelnuts.

Lemon-Thyme Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1 pound roasted Brussels sprouts (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves (optional)
  • Pinches of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Lemon rounds or wedges for garnish
Instructions
  1. Toss the roasted Brussels sprouts with the lemon juice, Parmesan, and thyme leaves. Garnish with parsley and red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve with additional lemon wedges.

 

 

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  1. Mari Barnes
    11.15.2018

    I love your “many ways” ideas! I can’t decide which to have for Thanksgiving, but I know I’ll try them all eventually.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.17.2018

      Thanks Mari! They’re fun to make 🙂

  2. Gaby Dalkin
    11.15.2018

    Ooooh, I want to try them all!

  3. Natalie from workovereasy.com
    11.16.2018

    I look forward to being able to eat brussel sprouts all year round (I even loved them as a kid)! These recipes are all great, I’m particularly excited to try the Shiitake bacon one, it seems like a great vegan umami take on a classic!

    – Natalie
    http://www.workovereasy.com

  4. Tiffany
    11.16.2018

    I love the variety posts like this! The stuffed sweet potato variations was another favorite 🙂

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.17.2018

      thanks Tiffany! I love those sweet potatoes 🙂

  5. Maureen
    11.17.2018

    I made the acorn squash with chickpeas to test for thanksgiving. It is beautiful as well as delicious. Absolutely LOVE the chimichurri and think it has possibilities to spice up other dishes.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      11.17.2018

      Hi Maureen, I’m so glad you loved it! Let me know what you use the chimichurri with next time!

  6. Emilce Suarez
    11.18.2018

    Me encantaron tus recetas voy a conseguir ahora mismo las coles de Bruselas y manos a la obra. Enviaré mis comentarios.gracias

  7. These looks so easy! Plus I love Brussels can’t wait to try them!

  8. Ahaan from slimnhappy.com
    11.20.2018

    The food is looking amazing. So many variety of making Brussels sprouts. Thank you for giving all this recipe, I would love to make it all.

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