Our Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Have You Actually Craving Vegetables

Steamed, fried or sautéed, the small cabbage you loved to hate can be your new favorite fall classic

Formerly maligned, now obsessed over, the little Brussels sprout is a fall classic that takes well to roasting, braising, deep-frying, and even eating raw. If there's a trick to these tiny cabbages, it's cooking them either hot and fast, for deep browning and sweetness, or low and slow, so their bitterness slips away in a bath of cream or stock.

Some of our favorite fall dishes use Brussels sprouts in starring roles. Their mild bitterness is a welcome reprieve to the season's sweet and carby dishes (read: Thanksgiving), and they're versatile enough to pair with everything from bacon to dairy to sherry and balsamic.

Ready to start? From autumnal pasta recipes to scallops with greens, here are our best Brussels sprouts recipes to try this fall.

Fried Brussels Sprouts
Sara Gore's Fried Brussel Sprouts
Get your sprouts crispy all over with a quick trip through a deep fryer, then dress the, in a sweet-and-sour sauce of honey and balsamic. Fried shallots, walnuts, and Parmesan bring texture and flavor, and a dose of lemon zest ties it all together. Get the recipe for Fried Brussels Sprouts »Matt Taylor-Gross
Wok-Fried Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Crispy Chestnuts
Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
This spin on a popular Sichuan stir-fry—with bacon, ginger, and garlic; garnished with sliced chestnuts—swaps traditional cauliflower for Brussels sprouts. Get the recipe for Wok-Fried Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Crispy Chestnuts »Matt Taylor-Gross
Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish and Pomegranate Seeds
Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish and Pomegranate Seeds
Brussels sprouts are zipped up with horseradish by chef Ken Oringer of Toro in Boston and New York. Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Horseradish and Pomegranate Seeds »André Baranowski
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
This creamy, savory preparation brings out Brussels sprouts' natural sweetness. Get the recipe for Creamed Brussels Sprouts »Maxime Iattoni
Sprout Kraut
Sprout Kraut
For a twist on traditional sauerkraut, cookbook author Karen Solomon likes to soak Brussels sprouts in a briny mixture of peppercorn, dill, garlic, and chiles. Get the recipe for Sprout Kraut »Helen Rosner
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves
A touch of sherry vinegar adds brightness and tempers the bitterness of Brussels sprouts. Get the recipe for Sautéed Brussels Sprout Leaves »Ariana Lindquist
Waldorf-Style Brussels Sprout Salad with Guanciale
Waldorf-Style Brussels Sprout Salad with Guanciale
Raw Brussels sprouts put a unique spin on the classic Waldorf salad. Get the recipe for Waldorf-Style Brussels Sprout Salad with Guanciale »André Baranowski
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
This simple, satisfying side rounds out any Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe for Sautéed Brussels Sprouts »Helen Rosner
Crispy Sprouts
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
At the Brooklyn, New York restaurant Emily, Brussels sprouts are fried whole until crispy and then tossed in an umami-rich dressing of fish sauce and lemon juice spiked with chile oil. A shower of salty Pecorino cheese, sweet-tart Granny Smith apple, nutty sesame seeds and fresh minced chives tops off the addictive appetizer. Get the recipe for Crispy Sprouts »Farideh Sadeghin
Curried Brussels Sprouts
Curried Brussels Sprouts
These Brussels sprouts, inspired by classic South Indian curry dishes, retain a hint of bite in the center, while the garam masala and onion add a sweetness that offsets the sprouts' flavor nicely. Get the recipe for Curried Brussels Sprouts »Todd Coleman
Seared Scallops with Steamed Brussels Sprout Leaves
Seared Scallops with Steamed Brussels Sprout Leaves
The umami-rich combination of ginger and soy sauce in this scallop dish from Margaux Laroche of Domaine d'Henri is an unusual yet perfect pairing for a glass of crisp chablis. Get the recipe for Seared Scallops with Steamed Brussels Sprout Leaves »Ingalls Photography
Roasted Winter Vegetables
Roasted Winter Vegetables
Rosemary and thyme add aromatic depth to roasted root vegetables in this hearty side. Get the recipe for Roasted Winter Vegetables »James Roper
Crisp-Tender Brussels Sprouts in 7-Spice Broth
Crisp-Tender Brussels Sprouts in 7-Spice Broth
This is not a soup but a simply prepared vegetable side flavored by a light, flavorful broth. The sprouts' mellow creaminess is tempered by the spicy warmth of the liquid. Get the recipe for Crisp-Tender Brussels Sprouts in 7-Spice Broth »Matt Taylor-Gross
Brussels Sprout Chips with Sweet Chile Sauce
Brussels Sprout Chips with Sweet Chile Sauce
Tossing crisp-fried brussels sprout leaves in a spicy Thai-flavored dressing spiked with yuzu juice, sesame oil, and Sriracha enlivens the old standby vegetable. Get the recipe for Brussels Sprout Chips with Sweet Chile Sauce »Helen Rosner
Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Caramelized Onion
FETTUCCINE WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CRANBERRIES, AND CARAMELIZED ONION
Crisp-tender brussels sprouts and sweet-sour cranberries balance perfectly with a tangy vermouth-based broth in this pasta dish. Get the recipe for Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts, Cranberries, and Caramelized Onion »Matt Taylor-Gross
Grits with Brussels Sprouts, Quince, and Goats' Milk Curd
Al's place Grits with Brussels Sprouts
For his take on grain bowls, Chef Aaron London of Al's Place in San Francisco tops creamy corn grits with whatever toppings he has on hand. Here, earthy roasted brussels sprouts and chanterelle mushrooms mingle with aromatic poached quince and homemade cheese curds. Get the recipe for Grits with Brussels Sprouts, Quince, and Goats' Milk Curd »Matt Taylor-Gross
Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Brussels Spout Gratin
This recipe blends roasted brussels sprouts with a silky mornay sauce. A panko topping with lemon zest adds crunch and zing. Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts Gratin »Matt Taylor-Gross