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21 Brussels sprouts recipes that are anything but mushy

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Forget those childhood traumas of mushy, flavorless Brussels sprouts and re-discover how they can be delicious, tasty and oh-so-good.

Brussels sprouts have so much potential and so much flavor, once you know that cooking them to oblivion and beyond is not the way to go. Steam, roast, sauté, deep fry and even grill your Brussels sprouts this season. Taste each one and let us know what's your favorite way to cook them.

1. Cranberry orange Brussels sprouts

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Two Peas and Their Pod

The bright citrus flavor of oranges brings out the best in these cranberry orange Brussels sprouts.

2. Green eggs, pork belly and Brussels sprouts breakfast hash

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Wake up to this green eggs, pork belly and Brussels sprouts breakfast hash and start your morning right.

3. Light and lemony Brussels sprouts slaw

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Sarcastic Cook

Such a refreshing twist on a vegetable that's typically served hot, this Brussels sprouts slaw is a tasty side salad.

4. Cranberry, butternut and Brussels sprouts Brie skillet nachos

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

We're loving this seasonal take on nachos. These cranberry, butternut and Brussels sprouts Brie skillet nachos are screaming for you to make them this weekend.

5. Baked Brussels sprouts gratin

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

This creamy baked Brussels sprouts gratin is a fantastic dish to serve alongside your holiday turkey.

6. Apple-wrapped salmon with bacon hash

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Dessert For Two

A great dinner idea, this apple-wrapped salmon with bacon hash is special enough for a holiday meal as well.

7. Brussels sprouts chips with creamy Sriracha dipping sauce

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Brussels sprouts chips with creamy Sriracha dipping sauce might just become your favorite snack.

8. Brussels sprouts salad with pecorino, hazelnuts and honey

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Always Order Dessert

The combination of salty pecorino, sweet honey and nutty hazelnuts make this Brussels sprouts salad with pecorino, hazelnuts and honey a winner.

9. Brussels sprouts and bacon deep dish pizza

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Brussels sprouts and bacon deep dish pizza, a cheesy and healthy addition to your family pizza nights.

10. Caramelized Brussels sprouts salad with blue cheese, bacon and caramel apple vinaigrette

Caramelized Brussels sprouts salad with blue cheese, bacon, and caramel apple vinaigrette

Blog: Half Baked Harvest

Make your salads the star of your meals by recreating this caramelized Brussels sprouts salad with blue cheese, bacon and caramel apple vinaigrette. The flavors and textures in this salad make the ingredients shine.

11. Brown butter Brussels sprouts pasta with hazelnuts

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Two Peas and Their Pod

Brown butter makes everything better, like in this brown butter Brussels sprouts pasta with hazelnuts.

12. Balsamic Brussels sprouts bacon feta pizza

Balsamic Brussels sprouts bacon feta pizza

Blog: The Law Student's Wife

Why not make this vegetable the star of this delicious balsamic Brussels sprouts bacon feta pizza.

13. Chopped Brussels sprouts salad with cranberries & apples

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

A tasty salad like this chopped Brussels sprouts salad with cranberries & apples is a quick and simple salad idea for weeknights.

14. Brussels sprouts and apple slaw in cheddar cheese cups

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Dessert For Two

Looking for the perfect party appetizer? These Brussels sprouts and apple slaw in cheddar cheese cups are it.

15. Cacio e pepe with Brussels sprouts

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: What's Gaby Cooking

A simple Italian meal, traditional at its core, this cacio e pepe with Brussels sprouts is a crowd-pleaser.

16. Roasted Brussels sprouts and prosciutto pasta

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Country Cleaver

Top this roasted Brussels sprouts and prosciutto pasta with a poached egg and dinner is ready.

17. Brussels sprouts with balsamic and cranberries

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: The Pioneer Woman

The sweetness of the balsamic and cranberries makes these Brussels sprouts with balsamic and cranberries a side dish even children will love.

18. Mushroom and Brussels sprouts hash

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Joy The Baker

This mushroom and Brussels sprouts hash can serve as breakfast with a side of eggs or as a side dish to your grilled steaks on the weekend.

19. Brussels sprouts bacon salad

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Damn Delicious

Nothing goes better with Brussels sprouts than bacon, like in this Brussels sprouts bacon salad.

20. Quick roasted Brussels sprouts with coconut ginger sauce

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Cookie and Kate

These quick roasted Brussels sprouts with coconut ginger sauce add an Asian twist to a classic favorite.

21. Brussels sprouts, bacon and pepper jack macaroni and cheese

The best Brussels sprouts recipes that make the "little cabbages" shine (and not be mushy)

Blog: Gimme Some Oven

Brussels sprouts, bacon and pepper jack macaroni and cheese is a comforting dish, perfect for the chilly temperatures.

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