9 Brussels Sprouts Recipes to Make Anyone a Believer

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In a world filled with gross, putrid foods, it's always the poor Brussels sprout that gets picked on for being inedible. Heck, many of us have hated this little green vegetable since childhood.

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  • But Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad rap for far too long, because they're not only edible, but delicious. All it takes is a great recipe and an open mind to discover the truth about these tiny cabbages, elevating them from a scary side dish to a new-found favorite food.

    Try one of the following recipes if your inner child isn't convinced. After all, it's high time you appreciated this misunderstood vegetable and went back to hating broccoli like a normal, rational adult.

    roasted-with-aioli.jpg roasted-with-aioli.jpg gets rave reviews for her Brussels sprouts recipe, and it's easy to see why. Who wouldn't love a perfectly crisped wedge dunked in garlicky aioli?

    grilled-cheese.jpg grilled-cheese.jpg piles them atop whole grain bread with Havarti cheese and a balsamic reduction before grilling it up in a skillet. See her recipe here.

    pakoras.jpg pakoras.jpg from Caroline at The Patterned Plate. Topped with raita made from yogurt, chili pepper and corriander, it's definitely a fun way to get your greens.

    gratin.jpg gratin.jpg from Lynda at TasteFood. Odds are good that it's going to please everybody around the dinner table.

    pasta_0.jpg pasta_0.jpg from Gina at Running to the Kitchen is proof.

    baconblanketed.jpg baconblanketed.jpg comes from Lauren at The Talking Kitchen, who recommends an accompanying ramekin of mustard BBQ dipping sauce.

    pizza_1.jpg pizza_1.jpg who also added bacon, bleu cheese and fresh basil. See his recipe here.

    soup.jpg soup.jpg thinks Brussels sprouts are the cutest vegetable ever, which is partly why she loves this recipe for Brussels sprout and chicken sausage soup (the other reasons being its heavenly taste and easy preparation).

    shreddedbrussels.jpg shreddedbrussels.jpg from Brian at A Thought For Food. With so much flavor, you'd never guess it's made with only a handful of ingredients — and that includes the components of Brian's lemony mustard dressing.
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