25+ Festive Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipes
Brussels sprouts reach their peak season in fall, so they're a natural choice for the holiday table. From indulgent casseroles (like this basic Brussels Sprouts Casserole) to healthy sides (like this Caesar Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds), these are our absolute best Thanksgiving brussels sprouts recipes.
Brussels Sprouts Casserole
This solid casserole is perfect for a winter gathering and would especially be welcome around the holidays. The strong flavors of sharply biting Brussels sprouts and salty bacon are rounded our with creamy, cheesy goodness while buttery breadcrumbs add a nice crunch. It’d make a perfect side for roasted chicken or pot roast, but it’s also a nice addition to a Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Easy seared Brussels sprouts get salty-sweet undertones from crispy ham and long-cooked onions.
Farro Bowl with Curry-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
Mix up your weeknight dinner with this savory bowl made with tender, fluffy farro—a nutty, ancient wheat grain that is equally tasty when whipped into risottos or tossed into salads—and roasted vegetables made ever more flavorful with curry powder. The hearty grain bowl is finished with toasted pecans for a great crunch and a creamy dollop of tangy yogurt sauce to diversify the textures. While roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes would be delicious seasoned with salt and pepper alone, the addition of garlic and curry powder adds a dynamic flavor palette that is needed to complement the neutral grain base and simple toppings. Overall, the result is a filling and healthy dinner option you can whip up in less than an hour. Even better, the farro can be prepared up to two days in advance. Just store it covered in the refrigerator, and then reheat before serving. We think this grain bowl would be wonderful topped with grilled or roasted chicken flavored with curry powder, garlic, salt, and pepper to add more protein if desired.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallots
Here’s a crowd-pleasing, holiday-ready take on a classic combo: Brussels sprouts and bacon. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to try out this casserole, but we love it for a regular weeknight as well. This dish is best with small, compact Brussels sprouts because they have a milder flavor than the large, leafy ones.
Smoky Brussels Sprouts
Since there’s a touch of sugar in this recipe, stir the Brussels sprouts often to prevent burning. If you’re feeling extra decadent, top this side with a little grated Manchego cheese.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Dressing
Here’s proof that Brussels sprouts can be delicious without bacon. Sherry (or apple cider) vinegar lends complementary sweet-tart notes, and grainy mustard adds peppery tang. High-heat roasting gives the sprouts a little char and the faintest hint of smoky flavor. It’s a quick dish that yields fantastic results.
Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Tangy white balsamic vinegar teams up with pomegranate juice to rev up this twist on the classic Thanksgiving side dish.
Brussels Sprouts Tarte Tatin
The key to delicious Brussels sprouts is to cook them just enough so their flavor stays earthy-sweet and their texture tender without too much give. Use our “knife test” as described in this recipe to check for doneness. They’re best served right away (they’re not a great make-ahead option), so plan accordingly.
Cheesy Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms
Up your Brussels sprouts game with this mushroom-packed skillet side dish. Shopping hint: Cremini mushrooms are often labeled as baby bellas; there’s no flavor difference. Substitute your favorite variety, or pick up pre-sliced mushrooms to cut your chopping time in half. Leftovers are delicious served atop a salad or tossed with a quick tahini dressing.
Peanut and Chile Brussels Sprout Salad
Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad
Hearty and filling, this easy Instant Pot side dish was an instant hit in our test kitchen. For a vegetarian option, omit the bacon, saute the Brussels sprouts in olive oil, and cook the farro in vegetable stock.
Honey-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This recipe from reader Foua Vang, a stay-at-home mom from St. Paul, Minnesota, is as delicious as it is simple.
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Braise the Brussels sprouts and toast the breadcrumbs up to a day ahead. Then assemble and reheat before serving.
Brussels Sprouts with Crisp Prosciutto
Bacon and Brussels Sprout Slaw
Topped with fried onions and crispy bacon, everyone will love this dish on Thanksgiving, or even on a weeknight. To make this casserole up to 3 days in advance, prepare through Step 4; cover and refrigerate.
Maple-Caraway Brussels Sprouts
Caraway seeds toast and infuse the butter as it browns, giving the Brussels sprouts a beautifully bronzed look and adding nutty depth.
Brussels Sprouts Giardiniera
Now that we know to roast or shred fresh Brussels sprouts rather than boil them, the possibilities are endless. The next frontier, according to Louis, is to pickle for giardiniera. Try this condiment on sandwiches, baked fish, or a charcuterie or cheese board.
Bacon-Brussels Sprout-Green Bean Casserole
Pomegranate, Avocado, and Citrus Brussels Sprouts Salad
Be sure to toss the salad gently so the pieces of orange and avocado keep their shape. Pair with a fall chili or tacos.
Caesar Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds
Sturdy shaved Brussels sprouts hold the crunchy almonds and a garlicky Parmesan vinaigrette without wilting. Serve with roast chicken or lamb.
Brussels Sprouts Sauté with Pecans and Blue Cheese
Apple cider vinegar helps to quickly braise the Brussels sprouts until tender and adds a gentle tang. You can substitute goat or pecorino Romano cheese for the blue cheese.
Brussels Sprout-and-Leek Slaw with Bacon and Pecans
You’ll never go back to slaw out of a bag after making this fresh, flavorful version at home, believe us. We’re in full support of any dish that uses fresh veggies…and bacon.
Farro Salad with Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, and Berries
The unlikely combination between bacon, Brussels sprouts, and sweet summer berries proves to be quite the match. This salad can be served with the bacon, Brussels sprouts, and farro are still warm, or you can prep the salad in advance, keep it in the refrigerator, and serve it chilled.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots
Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this easy, 5-ingredient side-dish recipe. To trim Brussels sprouts, simply cut off the stem end and halve. If they're large, you can quarter them, just making sure the Brussels sprouts are cut into uniform pieces so that they'll cook evenly. If you don't want to discard the leftover bacon drippings, carefully transfer to a heatproof container, cool, and store in the fridge. You can use it as a replacement for any other cooking oil or fat.
Traditional Quick-Pickled Brussels Sprouts
Chefs all across the South are putting up jars of local produce, lining their larders and dining room shelves with interesting twists on pickles. You too can have a little jar of big Brussels sprout flavor for snacking, sandwiches, or skewered to garnish a spicy Bloody Mary.
Brussels Sprout Slaw with Apples and Pecans
Do you love the crunch of coleslaw or the heartiness of a chopped kale salad? You’ll love this crisp, fresh salad of shaved Brussels sprouts, Honeycrisp apples, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pecans.
Shortcut Risotto with Brussels Sprouts
Our simple technique yields classic risotto texture in a fraction of the time. Precooked brown rice simmers with a flour-thickened mixture of milk and chicken stock, boosted with a touch of cream cheese for extra richness.
Brussels Sprouts with Cornbread Croutons
Toasty brown-butter croutons make simple roasted Brussels sprouts holiday worthy.