When was the last time you went to a potluck at which the most popular dish was brussels sprouts?
I know, NEVER.
But I swear that’s what happened when my friend, Mary Jo, made this brussels sprouts recipe which I am now affectionately calling, “The Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe EVER.”
I overheard more than a few OMGs as people scarfed ’em down and went back for seconds. I myself went back for thirds and once they were gone, unashamedly parked myself next to the empty bowl, picking at the leftover pieces like a squirrel underneath a bird feeder.
Trust me, even if you don’t like brussels sprouts, just give this recipe a try. Try to forget those overcooked, bland and boiled brussels sprouts you were forced to eat as a kid.
Yes, they were disgusting.
But these are not your mother’s brussels sprouts.
I promise you will become a brussels sprouts-loving convert in no time after you try the best brussels sprouts recipe EVER. The garlicky-bacon-olive oil deliciousness will send your taste buds to such sensations of joy that you will be amazed there was a time you ever disliked brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts + bacon + garlic + olive oil = the BEST!
I called on some of my real food blogger friends to share their best brussels sprouts recipe and I gotta say that I am beyond impressed with these recipes. There are some serious candidates here to de-throne my best ever brussels sprouts recipe. Regardless, here’s further proof that when cooked the right way with different ingredients, brussels sprouts can (and should) be absolutely delicious.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter Sauce by Oh Lardy!
Bacon Brussels Sprout Slaw by Food Renegade
Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans, Balsamic and Parm by Mama Rosemary
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Macademia Nuts by Real Food Whole Health
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cayenne and Parmesan by This Organic Life
Sweet Caramelized Onions with Brussels Sprouts by Life Made Full
Green Breakfast Bowl by The Urban Ecolife
Holiday Brussels Sprouts (with hazelnuts and pomegranate) by Real Food Kosher
BADASS Brussels Sprouts (Best EVER brussels sprouts recipe name) by Old School Mum
Lemon Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts by The Humbled Homemaker
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Hazelnuts by The Organic Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts by Thank Your Body
Tasty Brussels Sprouts Even Kids Will Love by Eat Naked Now
Kale and Bacon Brussels Sprouts Hash by Mary Vance NC
Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds by Eat Your Beets
Want even more brussels sprouts recipes all in one place? I found this gem of a little book on Amazon recently. It’s only 99 cents on Kindle (as of the date of this post) and contains 30 brussels sprouts recipes.
Of course, sometimes the best recipes are the simplest. So if you’ve never made brussels sprouts before or just don’t like them, start with the best EVER brussels sprouts recipe from my friend, Mary Jo.
I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.