The Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe EVER


Here it is. The best Brussels sprouts recipe EVER. Sure to convert any Brussels sprouts hater into an instant Brussels sprouts lover for life.

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.

Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe EVER

best brussels sprouts recipe

Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Brussels sprouts + bacon + garlic + olive oil = the BEST!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Mary Jo Kaye


  • 3 pounds brussels sprouts
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 pound of bacon, cut up
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the sprouts in water, trim any damaged leaves and slice in half.
  2. Mix with all other ingredients and place on a roasting pan.
  3. Roast at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until browned but not charred
  4. Enjoy!

15 More Awesome Brussels Sprouts Recipes

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

Even More Awesome Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Here it is. The best Brussels sprouts recipe EVER. Sure to convert any Brussels sprouts hater into an instant Brussels sprouts lover for life.

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.

Click here to see Brussels Sprouts: The Ultimate Recipe Guide on Amazon.

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.

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About the Author

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.

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