15 Easy Brussels Sprouts Recipes in 40 Minutes or Less

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Even your pickiest eaters will want an extra helping of these Brussels sprouts. It's no surprise we're craving this leafy veggie, especially when it's dressed up with crispy bacon, creamy sauces, and fresh herbs. We have easy Brussels sprouts recipes for roasting, searing, sautéing, and even enjoying this versatile veggie raw—all in less than 40 minutes. So pick up a few pounds of fresh Brussels sprouts and start sampling these quick Brussels sprouts recipes.

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Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts Bacon
Andy Lyons

Balsamic vinegar isn't just for salads. Pour a quick drizzle over fresh Brussels sprouts before popping them into the oven to roast for a richer flavor than plain salt and pepper.

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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Reed Davis

If you don't want to wait for your oven to preheat, you can create the same rich, roasted caramelization in no time on your stove. Give the Brussels sprouts side dish an extra burst of flavor by cooking them in sherry with fresh thyme and rosemary.

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Sprouts, Avocado, and Apple Salad

Sprouts, Avocado and Apple Slaw
Andy Lyons

You don't have to cook your Brussels sprouts to turn them into an irresistible side. Peel away the green outer leaves and toss them with avocado, crisp apple slices, and crunchy pumpkin seeds for a step up from your usual salad.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Creamy Brussels Sprouts
Andy Lyons

You can never go wrong cooking Brussels sprouts in a creamy, dreamy sauce (especially when there's bacon involved!). To keep the bacon crispy, cook it separately and add just before serving.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Brussels Sprouts

Cinnamon-Spiced Brussels Sprouts
Andy Lyons

To balance out the sometimes bitter flavor of these crispy Brussels sprouts, turn to your spice rack. A sprinkle of cinnamon adds a just-right touch of sweetness that will have your guests asking for seconds.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Cherries, and Pecans

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Cherries, and Pecans
Karla Conrad

Create a combo fruit and veggie salad to serve alongside all of your fall and winter meals. The Brussels sprouts need a little extra time in the oven, so give them a head start on roasting before stirring in apple slices and dried cherries at the end.

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
Con Poulos

Sometimes it's best to keep your sides simple. Let Brussels sprouts truly shine at your dinner table by caramelizing them on the stove using just lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and black pepper.

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Pear and Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Pear and Brussels Sprout Slaw
Andy Lyons

Almost hearty enough to make a meal, this Brussels sprouts salad is packed with spinach, cannellini beans, pears, and dates. Instead of store-bought, make your own dressing to drizzle over your plate. Trust us: It's worth the extra step.

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Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts
Dera Burreson, Ryan Krull

These air-fryer Brussels sprouts are perfectly crispy and oh-so-delicious. Serve these as a quick and easy appetizer with our sweet and tangy dipping sauce that contains soy sauce, fish sauce, chile sauce, and mango.

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Farro and Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto

Farro and Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
Jacob Fox

Add some whole grains to your menu with this easy Brussels sprouts recipe. You can make this farro salad as a main dish, but it tastes just as great divided into smaller portions for a side.

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Soy- and Chile-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Mushrooms

Soy- and Chile-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Mushrooms
Karla Conrad

Give your Brussels sprouts a burst of Asian-inspired flavor by adding green onions and soy sauce to the pan. You can also add heat to this veggie-filled side by stirring in a little extra chopped serrano chile pepper.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts
Jason Donnelly

When quick-cooking Brussels sprouts for a side salad, a short turn in your microwave is the way to go. Thinly slice the sprouts, then toss with hazelnuts and Pecorino Romano cheese. Who says you need lettuce for a salad?

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Seared Brussels Sprouts

Seared Brussels Sprouts
Kritsada Panichgul

No fuss and no frills. These quick Brussels sprouts are simply seared with shallots and white wine. If you have a busy night ahead, you can make the crispy shallots up to four hours in advance and add to the Brussels sprouts later.

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Pressure Cooker Maple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Pressure Cooker Maple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Jason Donnelly

This fresh Brussels sprouts recipe cooks to perfection in your pressure cooker. Maple syrup, bacon, and a hint of Dijon provide an irresistible sweet and salty bite to the green side.

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Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple

Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts and Apple
Andy Lyons

A few extra minutes on the stove turns plain butter into a rich, nutty browned butter sauce for fresh Brussels sprouts and apples. Blanching the Brussels sprouts first helps keep the color vibrant and the texture nice and crunchy.

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