30 Brussels Sprouts Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Pretty Much Foolproof

Between decadent sides like mac and cheese, stuffing and mashed potatoes, it’s easy for vegetables to get neglected on Turkey Day. But not this year. Presenting 30 Brussels sprouts Thanksgiving recipes that are easy, unexpected and delicious.

15 Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Will Impress Everyone at the Table

1. Cranberry, Brussels Sprouts And Brie Skillet Nachos

Hello, sweet-and-salty bliss. Your guests will never see this appetizer coming.

2. Dorie Greenspan’s Maple Syrup And Mustard Brussels Sprouts

As far as fall recipe ideas go, plating these over mashed sweet potatoes sounds ingenious to us.

3. Brussels Sprouts Latkes

An autumnal spin on a holiday classic. Never shredded Brussels sprouts before? It’s super easy.

4. Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Sayonara, potatoes. This is a job for the season’s most beloved vegetable (and a whole lot of milk, cream and Gruyère).

5. Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Honey and sriracha are *always* invited to Thanksgiving dinner.

6. Kale And Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw

The vegan dressing gets all its creaminess from soaked sunflower seeds and almonds. Even better, the recipe works with basically any winter greens.

7. Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites

Careful, these hors d’oeuvres are shockingly poppable. Especially when they’re dunked in lemony Dijonnaise.

8. Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Dates And Halloumi

Don’t look now, but even the turkey is getting jealous.

9. Brussels Sprouts Skillet With Crispy Pancetta-garlic Bread Crumbs

Because vegetables can only get better with a dose of carbs and salty, fatty pancetta.

10. Air Fryer Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Sharp red onion and tangy balsamic vinegar can bring any boring side to life.

11. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa

Want to take care of your veggies and grains just 30 minutes before your relatives arrive? Look no further than this sheet pan wonder.

12. Warm Radicchio, Brussels Sprout And Fennel Salad With Tahini Granola

The sweater season pièce de résistance? Apple cider vinaigrette.

13. Brussels Sprout Sliders

These toothpick-toting cuties are stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella and tomato.

14. Dijon-maple Chicken With Brussels Sprouts And Butternut Squash

If your family skips turkey on Thanksgiving, try this sheet pan recipe. It’ll take care of your sides and main in less than an hour.

15. Creamed Brussels Sprouts With Caramelized Onions

Meet the mac and cheese of vegetables, loaded with golden-brown sweet onions and crispy sage.

16. Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts

You can’t go wrong with freshly ground black pepper and grated Pecorino Romano.

17. Make-ahead Farro And Brussels Sprout Salad

Spare yourself some stress by prepping the salad a few days in advance. Don’t skip the pomegranate seeds; they make for an elegant, wintry finishing touch.

18. Crispy Bacon-wrapped Brussels Sprouts

These honey-kissed beauties are destined for Thanksgiving cocktail hour.

19. Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

OK, you’re going to want to sit down for this. What if we told you it’s possible to cook turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and sprouts on two sheet pans in less than two hours? Bye-bye, panic mode.

20. Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Never tried breaded Brussels before? Buckle up: These are ridiculously crispy and coated in panko bread crumbs, Cajun seasoning and all the grated Parm.

21. Roasted Balsamic Butternut Squash And Brussels Sprouts

This healthy side dish comes fully loaded with fall fixins, from dried cranberries to maple syrup to ground cinnamon.

22. Cheesy Polenta Bites With Brussels Sprouts And Pancetta

Think of these as tiny gems of the crispiest, cheesiest cornbread ever. Even better? They’re piled high with goat cheese, salty pancetta and crisp Brussels.

23. Roasted Pumpkin And Brussels Sprouts With Poached Eggs

Yukon Gold potatoes and minced habanero give the pumpkin and sprouts lots of body and spice. Table the eggs until Black Friday brunch.

24. Winter Pear Salad

And you thought the turkey would be the gorgeous centerpiece. Think candied walnuts, crumbled blue cheese, pomegranate arils and sliced Bosc pear.

25. Miso Glazed Brussels Sprouts And Cranberries

Bake the sprouts in white miso paste, rice wine, sesame oil and ginger until they turn golden brown.

26. Keto Brussels Sprouts Casserole With Bacon

Green beans and cream of mushroom soup? Again? You can do better than that.

27. Brussels Sprout Salad

The rustic combo of greens, juicy apple, crispy bacon and buttery hazelnuts will never go out of style.

28. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Sure, you could chop each individual Brussels sprout by hand with a knife. But to save time—and time is of the essence on Thanksgiving—run these babies through a mandolin. If the idea of slicing a finger freaks you out, you can also use a food processor. Better yet, buy a pre-sliced bag at the store.

29. Lemony Fried Brussels Sprouts

We’re keeping this one in the Thanksgiving menu rotation for years to come.

30. Brussels Sprouts Mac And Cheese

Think mac and cheese from scratch is too time-consuming for a busy holiday? This one-skillet side by Coterie member Monique Volz is ready and on the table in 30 minutes. (Touché.)

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Taryn Pire

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...
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