9 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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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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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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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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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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