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17 Best Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipes

Are you looking for some Thanksgiving Brussels sprout recipes to add to your menu? If so, you’ve come to the right place! 

I’ve gathered some of my favorite recipes that’ll please even the pickiest of eaters.

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And these aren’t your everyday Brussels sprout recipes, either.

I’m talking maple syrup and bacon, garlic and parmesan, casseroles, and more.

These are Thanksgiving Brussels sprout recipes for people who aren’t huge fans of Brussels sprouts. 

(And for people who love them too, of course!)

So, if you want the kiddos to eat Brussels sprouts this Thanksgiving, check out these recipes.

1. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Before you say anything, yes, I know. These look like your bland, everyday Brussels sprouts. They aren’t, though! 

They’re quick, easy-to-make air fryer sprouts with maple syrup, mayo, and mustard.

That sounds like a weird combination, I know, but it creates a delicious flavor. 

2. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Now, roasted Brussels sprouts are pretty much regular Brussels sprouts.

But I had to include at least one traditional way to cook them, right!? 

This four-ingredient recipe turns out perfectly crispy, sweet, and nutty sprouts. And they’re so good, the kids might even ask for seconds.

3. Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

What’s more festive than a gorgeous, colorful dish with Brussels sprouts and cranberries?

This dish practically screams Thanksgiving recipe!

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They’re sweet and tangy, with maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and balsamic dressing. And you’ll love the texture contrast.

Chances are, you won’t have any leftovers from this holiday dish.

4. Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

Want to know one of the easiest ways to get your kids to eat Brussels sprouts? Don’t let them know they’re eating them! 

This crisp, flavorful salad doesn’t look like a typical Brussels sprouts dish. Instead, it just looks like a loaded salad.

(A tasty one with gorgonzola, shallots, pecans, cranberries, pears, and more.)

It’s sweet, nutty, zesty, and full of garden-fresh flavors. 

5. Crispy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Of all the Brussels sprouts recipes, this one is my favorite. I love the delightful crunch when you bite into them.

Plus, garlic and parmesan can make anything taste fantastic.

They’re so easy to make, too. You can whip them up in 30 minutes or less with fewer than 10 ingredients.

If you’ve never tried Brussels sprouts before, start with this recipe. It’ll ensure you love them forever.

6. Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Maple Syrup

Garlic and parmesan really do make everything taste better. But so do bacon and maple syrup.

You can even improve cupcakes with those ingredients, and cupcakes are almost perfect.

These sweet, salty Brussels sprouts are also improved with bacon and maple syrup.


7. Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Mostly, people in my family roast their Brussels sprouts. However, sauteeing them is another excellent way to cook them. 

They’re still just as crispy and caramelized as ever. Fortunately, they take a little less time to cook this way.

This particular recipe also gives them a delightfully earthy, herby flavor.

8. Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Sweet, nutty, and crispy are the most common words to describe sprouts. But did you know that you can also make them spicy

Well, with some chili garlic paste and Hoisin sauce, you can.

The result is an almost Asian take on Brussels sprouts, and it’s divine. Try it the next time you want to spice up the holidays. 

9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Want to liven up your traditional roasted Brussels sprouts recipe? Try adding brown sugar, cinnamon, and butternut squash. 

The spices give both veggies a warm, sweet flavor. Plus, the squash adds a bright splash of color to the dish.

You’ll love all the typical Thanksgiving flavors, and so will everyone else. 

10. Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Of course, some people prefer sweet potatoes to butternut squash. If that’s the case, use this recipe instead.

It’s still just as tasty and colorful but features sweet potatoes. 

Plus, it’s a dish that tastes fine after sitting for a while.

That makes it perfect for busy holidays when you want to make some things ahead of time.

11. Crispy Olive Oil Fried Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is great if you like your sprouts extra crunchy. Frying the Brussels sprouts gives them plenty of crunch.

However, you’ll also add red onions and toasted pine nuts

Every bite is satisfyingly crisp. Plus, the onions, garlic, and parmesan give the sprouts a ton of robust, earthy flavor. 

The Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Thanksgiving

12. Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

Move over, cabbage! No one needs you anymore! Brussels sprouts are the new coleslaw base of choice!

Or, at least, they are at my house. 

Seriously, though, sprouts are great in coleslaw. Mix in the dried cherries, almonds, and cheese.

Then, toss it all in a homemade honey mustard dressing. Wow!

13. Brussels Sprout Soup with Potato

Don’t get me wrong; I love potato soup. It’s a warm and comforting meal on a cool night.

It even makes an excellent starter for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner

Unfortunately, if you’re anything like me, you’ve had potato soup a lot in your life. So, try Brussels sprouts and potato soup instead. 

It’s delightfully thick and so creamy. It has the same comforting feel as potato soup and is downright decadent in taste.

14. Brussels Sprout Casserole

Is there any food that you can’t put into a casserole? If there is, I can’t think of what it would be.

After all, Brussels sprout casserole isn’t the most common casserole. 

It’s crunchy, cheesy, herby, and full of flavor. There’s bacon, Gruyere, nutmeg, and a wonderful breadcrumb topping. 

It takes a little over an hour to make, but it isn’t difficult. The hands-on time is about 15 minutes. Everything else happens in the oven. 

So it’s a fantastic option if you need an extra Thanksgiving side that doesn’t require much work.

15. Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts

It’s hard not to love this 30-minute, eight-ingredient dish. It’s warm, nutty, and mild, an ideal side dish for anything.

And don’t worry if your sprouts start to blacken. A slight charring only serves to enhance this already yummy dish.  

16. Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Use this recipe if you want to enhance the natural sweetness of the sprouts. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 

In fact, it might be the most Thanksgiving-themed sprouts recipe on the whole list.

Between the apples, shallots, brown sugar, and thyme, you really can’t go wrong.

17. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

This Caesar salad probably looks unlike any Caesar salad you’ve ever tried.

It features Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, and nutritional yeast. So there’s plenty of taste and texture.

But it’s lighter than a regular chicken salad, so it works well on the side of a bigger feast.

17 Best Thanksgiving Brussels Sprout Recipes

These tasty Thanksgiving Brussels sprout recipes will be the hit of your holiday table! From roasted to crispy to sauteed, these dishes can’t be topped.


  • Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

  • Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

  • Crispy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

  • Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Maple Syrup

  • Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

  • Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

  • Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

  • Crispy Olive Oil Fried Brussels Sprouts

  • Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

  • Brussels Sprout Soup with Potato

  • Brussels Sprout Casserole

  • Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts

  • Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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