18 Brussels Sprouts Appetizers That Will Steal the Show
Brussels sprouts are side dish MVPs—whether we’re shaving them into salads or roasting up a pan with a balsamic drizzle, they’re a part of every square meal we make. But we’ll let you in on a little secret…these tiny cabbages can do a whole lot more. Since they’re already bite-sized, we especially love serving them as snacks or apps at parties or before a holiday meal. Here are 18 of our favorite recipes.
Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites
Believe it or not, these crunchy little guys aren’t fried; they’re baked in the oven. And did we mention the tangy mustard dipping sauce?
Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts
Everyone’s favorite takeout dish, transformed into a chic vegetarian appetizer.
Crispy Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Bacon and Brussels go together like peas and carrots. Best of all, this is a completely hands-off recipe. Just pop ’em in the oven for 30 minutes and they’re ready to go.
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbreads
The best way to feed a hungry crowd: load store-bought naan with thick-cut bacon, Brussels, two types of cheese and a balsamic glaze.
Brussels Sprout Sliders
We cannot get over how adorable these tiny sandwiches (with the cutest little Brussels sprout buns!) are.
Creamy Brussels Sprout Shallot Dip
Move over, spinach and artichoke. There’s a new creamy, veggie-based dip in town. (Psst: The secret ingredients are sour cream and cream cheese.)
Chinese Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Egg Rolls with Sweet Chile Pomegranate Sauce
It takes a little time to get the hang of the rolling technique. But we promise, it’s worth it.
Cranberry, Brussels Sprouts and Brie Skillet Nachos
Here, tortilla chips are topped with sweet potato, Brussels (of course), cheddar, Brie and cranberry sauce. We’re never going back to plain old nachos again.
Brussels Sprouts with Sage Brown Butter
We’d eat just about anything with this brown butter dipping sauce—and serving the sprouts on skewers makes them extra party-friendly.
Cheesy Polenta Bites with Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta
All of our favorite things—goat cheese, pancetta, polenta and Brussels sprouts—baked together in one bite.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Salt and Pepper Cashew Dip
Ditch the chips in favor of this low-carb (and super delicious) alternative.
Bacon Brussels Sprouts Kebobs
We recommend making extra horseradish dipping sauce and saving it for sandwiches later.