The Only 5 Brussels Sprouts Dishes You'll Need This Season — Fall Fest

Each of these top-rated, fan-favorite recipes is here to prove that Brussels sprouts can be addictively delicious when they're cooked with a little love, especially now that they're in season.
Related To:

Barefoot Contessa's Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Tara Donne, Food Network

Odds are you've not liked Brussels sprouts at some point in your life, whether it was when you were a kid or it lasted into your adulthood. With its slightly bitter flavor and sturdy structure, this multilayered green veggie can be a tough sell — but not when cooked like this. These top-rated, fan-favorite recipes prove that Brussels sprouts can be addictively delicious when they're cooked correctly and with a little love, especially now that they're in season.

You've heard it before: Sometimes the simplest things in life are also the best. A 5-star recipe with a whopping 500 reviews, Ina Garten's Roasted Brussels Sprouts don't call for any newfangled ingredients to achieve their beautifully blistered, tender state. It just takes a good drizzle of olive oil, plus some salt and pepper, and roasting on high heat for Brussels sprouts to reach pure, unadulterated perfection.

FN_PanRoastedBrusselsSproutsBacon_SunnyAnderson_s4x3

FN_PanRoastedBrusselsSproutsBacon_SunnyAnderson_s4x3

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Bringing the smoky, salty vibes of bacon into your Brussels sprouts side is a sure-fire way to get your family to go back for seconds of vegetables. Sunny Anderson's 5-star Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe boasts more than 100 reviews, and the dish comes together with just four-ingredients: Brussels sprouts, bacon, chopped onion and butter. The melted butter and the fat from the bacon work together to create an indulgent, unforgettable sauce.

KO_FN_01BrusselSprouts4_032.tif

KO_FN_01BrusselSprouts4_032.tif

©Kana Okada 2010

Kana Okada 2010

Even the staunchest Brussels sprouts haters won't be able to resist Food Network Magazine's Brussels Sprouts Gratin, with its cheesy, creamy sauce and buttery breadcrumb topping. It's no wonder this veggie side has 5-star reviews.

For the most-seasonal salad of fall, go for Nancy Fuller's Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad. These two powerhouse ingredients come together with pecorino cheese, toasted pine nuts and a bright lemon-mustard dressing for the most-refreshing way to get your seasonal-sprout fix.

Photo by: Tara Donne ©2009

Tara Donne, 2009

Brussels sprouts also do well when they're joined by other seasonal vegetables, and Giada De Laurentiis' mixed side dish is edible proof. She brings the hearty green vegetable into her colorful Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts, complete with Italian seasoning. With more than 130 reviews and 5 stars, it's the perfect side dish when you can't pick just one veggie.

Get even more Brussels sprouts recipes from our friends:

Homemade Delish:  Brussels Sprout and Bacon Pizza

Napa Farmhouse 1885:   Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pesto Pizza

Taste with the Eyes:  Brussels, Bacon, Balsamic
Keep Reading

Next Up

Fall Fest: 5 Favorite Fall Salads

It's sad when fresh, juicy tomatoes disappear from farmers' markets, but there is an upside: it's time for fall salads, with earthy root veggies and hearty greens. Here are 5 of our favorite combinations.