Take a break from ordinary steamed brussels sprouts by combining them with raisins and a slightly tart dressing. Thinly slicing the sprouts makes them appeal to people who normally don't like the texture.—Michaela Rosenthal, Woodland Hills, California
"No one in our family enjoyed brussels sprouts until I served this simply delicious saute," writes Juanita Haugen of Pleasanton, California. "Now it's a favorite at our holiday get-togethers. For a fun alternative, substitute chestnuts for the pecans if you can find them at your grocery store."
Our Test Kitchen created this simple side dish that takes advantage of the microwave, so you can focus on the main course. Brussels sprouts are tossed with melted butter, basil, salt and pepper for mild flavor that complements most any entree.
"I like to make these special brussels sprouts when I need a fast dressed-up vegetable side dish," writes Karen Haen of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "The recipe is sized perfectly for a dinner for my husband, Gene, and me. And it's easy to triple when we're expecting guests."
Potatoes, parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts and turnips star in this colorful side dish from Marilyn Leedom of Appleton, Wisconsin. A dash of horseradish and dill perk up this vegetable assortment that makes an appealing partner to any winter entree.