This list of recipes is for my friend, Susan. She loves Brussels sprouts, and I’m sure she’ll be cooking up a few of these recipes and letting me know how they work.


Although Brussels sprouts are big hit with Susan, they aren’t the most popular vegetable out there. They have huge health benefits though. They’re low in calories and they have loads of fiber, vitamin C and folate. If you’d like to add these nutrient-rich vegetables to your diet, perhaps you should start with one of these recipes.


Breaded Brussels Sprouts – Garlicky bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese cover Brussels sprouts in a dish that gets done under the broiler.


Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts – Pancetta and balsamic vinegar jazz up these quick sautéed sprouts.


Brussels Sprouts in Onion Butter – Chicken broth plus onions and butter add extra flavor to these sprouts in a quick, easy stove-top dish.


Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad– Make your own croutons and add chopped boiled eggs to this salad for a different way to dish up Brussels sprouts.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Pistachio Pesto – This recipe was enjoyed by this cook’s Brussels sprouts-hating husband. An unusual pesto is spooned over roasted sprouts. Sounds like a great Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Seasonal recipes: 5 for Brussels sprouts
For those who want to add Brussels sprouts to their diet but need a creative recipe to make the decision, one of these is sure to do the trick.