35 Must-Have Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Thanksgiving

Updated: Feb. 09, 2024

Add some green to your holiday plate with these insanely delicious Brussels sprouts. Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without them!

From butter-laden mashed potatoes to marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole to savory stuffing, Thanksgiving recipes are another level of decadence. And that richness shouldn’t stop when it comes to your obligatory green veggie side dish.

Skip the boring broccoli and peas and make a platter of these roasted, loaded or topped Brussels sprouts. Thanksgiving guests will be asking for seconds (even the little ones!).

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Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This Brussels sprouts recipe features pine nuts, balsamic glaze and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese. Serve the quick and easy side for Thanksgiving. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Brussels Sprouts Gratin

If you don't typically enjoy a side of Brussels sprouts at dinnertime, then this recipe will change your mind. It’s creamy, savory and so delicious. —Kevin Lieberman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Caraway Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a no-brainer on Thanksgiving. I like to make them my own with a variation on a recipe I found in a cooking magazine. I add bacon drippings, onion, caraway seeds, maple syrup, sherry vinegar, Dijon and more. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

This air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It’s healthy and easy, and it doesn’t take very much time or effort to make. I usually use rosemary for my turkey, so this lets me use up some of the leftover herbs! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Bacon lends a wonderful salty flavor while balsamic vinegar adds a hint of spicy tang. Who knew Brussels sprouts could taste so good? —Paula Young -Tiffin, Ohio
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

There are lots of ways to personalize these roasted Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving, but it all starts with perfectly roasted sprouts. Oven temps vary, so keep an eye on them to make sure they get crisp but don’t burn. —Karen Keefe, Phoenix, Arizona
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Brussels Sprouts with Leeks

This is a dish I’ve tried a few times for my husband and me. Since we both love Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving I often experiment with different combinations to enhance the taste. We found leeks give the sprouts a special flavor.
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Sicilian Brussels Sprouts

I love to make these Brussels sprouts for Thanksgiving because the flavors jumping around in your mouth keep you coming back bite after bite. Other nuts can be used in place of the pine nuts.—Marsha Gillett, Yukon, Oklahoma
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Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts Salad

Even if you dislike Brussels sprouts, you will love this dish. The dressing is so tasty, and it pairs amazingly with the apples, grapes and walnuts. You can also add whatever cheese, nuts or fruit you prefer. —Sheila Sturrock, Coldwater, Ontario
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Maple & Bacon Glazed Brussels Sprouts

For special meals, here’s a fantastic side dish that even children will love. The sweet maple syrup and smoky bacon complement the Thanksgiving Brussels sprouts perfectly. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois
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Garlic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce

Don’t be afraid to bring out the roasted Brussels sprouts. Thanksgiving guests will love the mellow mustard sauce. —Becky Walch, Orland, California
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Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one food that picky eaters often resist, but a burst of cranberry flavor may change their minds. You can also add garlic and dried fruits. —Jennifer Armellino, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

I wanted to up my veggie game, so I smothered Brussels sprouts with garlic and goat cheese. It's really a side dish, but I love to eat it for lunch! —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California
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Brussels Sprouts and Grapes au Gratin

Red grapes add pops of sweetness to this Thanksgiving Brussels sprout side. I make mine with Swiss, but if you’re feeling fancy, try Gruyere. And if you have one on hand, toss in a sliced apple. —Lorie Durrant, Nashville, Tennessee
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears

This year I decided to create a brand-new Brussels sprouts recipe for Thanksgiving dinner. I came up with an easy dish that uses only a handful of ingredients but still feels special. Apples, fresh figs and pecans are also delicious with these sprouts. —David Ross, Spokane Valley, Washington
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Brussels Sprouts in Rosemary Cream Sauce

Brussels sprouts in a rosemary-infused cream sauce have the power to bring friends and family together—but watch out for fights over who gets the last of the sauce. —Liz Koschoreck, Berea, Kentucky
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Crunchy Bacon Blue Cheese Red Pepper Brussels Sprouts

This is my family’s absolute favorite dish on my Thanksgiving table. What’s not to love with the mixed aroma of garlic, onions, bacon and blue cheese floating through your home? —Jana Gooding, Carlsbad, California
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Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Even people who normally don’t care for Brussels sprouts will ask for a second helping of this Thanksgiving dish. —James Schend, Dairy Freed
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Lemon Roasted Fingerlings and Brussels Sprouts

My trick to roasting veggies is to choose ones that cook in the same amount of time. Other combinations to try? Cauliflower florets with baby carrots or okra with cherry tomatoes. —Courtney Gaylord, Columbus, Indiana
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

When we host Thanksgiving dinner, these Brussels sprouts are my go-to side dish because they look and taste fantastic. Fancy them up a notch with pancetta instead of bacon. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
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Grilled Brussels Sprouts

During a toasty Thanksgiving, in an effort to cook our entire meal outside on the grill, I made our not-so-simple veggie choice into a simple grilled side dish. For spicier sprouts, season with red pepper flakes —Tiffany Ihle, Bronx, New York
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Honey-Garlic Brussels Sprouts

At a Thanksgiving dinner, I had the best Brussels sprouts ever! They were seasoned to perfection and lightly sweetened. I’ve tried to re-create the dish, and this comes very close. It has just the right amount of garlic and sweetness. —Robin Haas, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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Brussels Sprouts & Kale Saute

In an effort to add more greens to our meals, I created this dish—and my kids eat it up. The crispy salami is the "hook." —Jennifer Mcnabb, Brentwood, Tennessee
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Air-Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

This air-fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish. It's healthy and easy, and it doesn't take very much time or effort to make. I usually use rosemary for my turkey, so this lets me use up some of the leftover herbs! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

While traveling to Taiwan, I had the pleasure of trying a unique vegetable dish that included fresh pumpkin. It inspired me to roast pumpkin with Brussels sprouts. —Pam Correll, Brockport, Pennsylvania
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Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

I always loved Brussels sprouts growing up, so I decided as an adult to bring them home to our family table. I've been making them ever since.—Brenda Washnock, Negaunee, Michigan
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Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts

Kick up these stovetop lemon Brussels sprouts with fresh lemon zest. Even my toddler will eat this up! — Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries & Almonds

If Brussels sprouts taste bitter to you, roast them for a gentle sweetness that goes with cranberries and almonds. This Thanksgiving side dish won us over. —Claudia Lamascolo, Melbourne, Florida
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Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts

I love creating dishes with few ingredients and easy steps, like squash with Brussels sprouts. Maple syrup adds a slight sweetness, and pecans give it a toasty crunch. —Angela LeMoine, Howell, New Jersey
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Pressure-Cooker Celebration Brussels Sprouts

This recipe hits all the flavor points and makes a fantastic side throughout the year. Plus, you've got to love a dish that requires minimal effort and doesn't take up oven space. You can always omit the bacon if you need a vegetarian option. —Lauren McAnelly, Des Moines, Iowa
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Holiday Brussels Sprouts

Make Brussels sprouts special with peas, celery and, of course, bacon. The recipe doubles easily if needed. —Jodie Beckman, Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Brussels Sprouts Brown Betty

I had the idea to make a savory version of the family-favorite brown betty using vegetables in place of fruit, while keeping the classic crunchy bread crumb topping. The result is a creamy, decadent side that will turn anyone into a Brussels sprouts fan. —Shauna Havey, Roy, Utah
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Pomegranate-Hazelnut Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I converted many people to Brussels sprouts with this recipe, and it has since become my most requested dish. The richness of the hazelnuts and the sweetness of pomegranate and orange elevate the sprouts to a new level. —Melanie Stevenson, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Roasted Cauliflower & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This deeply delicious recipe is a surefire way to get my husband to enjoy Brussels sprouts. Between the roasted flavor of the veggies and smoky, crisp bacon, it will convert even the pickiest eater. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Mustard boosts the green flavor of the sprouts in this versatile side dish. Great served with breaded chicken or pork chops. —Leah-Anne Schnapp, Grove City, Ohio