Nothing but the Best Brussels Sprouts

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Brussels Sprouts and Smoky Onions on Cheddar Toast

For this open-faced sandwich, cook onions with smoked paprika until they're soft, sweet and rich in flavor.

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Penne Rigata With Brussels Sprouts and Gorgonzola

Did you ever think to put brussels sprouts in pasta? This delicious dish can be ready in just over half an hour.

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Spicy Brussels Sprouts With Mint

The sweet-and-salty vinaigrette on these sprouts, bolstered by fresh herbs and chiles, packs this dish with a unique flavor. The key to the dish is to almost burn the brussels sprouts; the charred flavor is irresistible.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Cabbage and Pine Nuts

This healthy salad is made up of fruits and nuts that blend together to create an unforgettable flavor.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Hazelnut Brown Butter

Browning butter brings out a mellow nuttiness that complements the strong flavor of the sprouts. Browned butter can be an excellent flavor addition to any sauté.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Onions

A small amount of bacon goes a long way to flavor these very thinly sliced Brussels sprouts”the results may even win over sprout skeptics.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Caraway & Lemon

Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts cook quickly and soak up whatever flavors you add to them—in this case, lemon and caraway.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Here we toss nutty roasted sprouts with a quick sun-dried tomato pesto for a quick and delicious treat.

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Creamy Fettuccine With Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Sliced Brussels sprouts and mushrooms cook quickly and cling to the pasta in our fall version of pasta primavera. Look for pre-sliced mushrooms to cut prep time. Serve with a tossed salad.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Onions

Fresh herbs, onion and bacon pair beautifully with Brussels sprouts. This vegetable loves the cool weather of fall and early winter. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don’t be intimidated—buy them, as they’re likely more fresh.

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Brussels Sprouts With Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

We love walnut oil for its delightful nutty flavor and its healthy nutritional profile. You can find it in many supermarkets and natural-foods stores; store it in the refrigerator.

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Brussels Sprouts With Sherry-Asiago Cream Sauce

Can a rich cream sauce be healthy? Yes, when it's made with a little full-flavored cheese like Asiago, low-fat milk and sherry. Look for dry-to-medium sherry sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

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Brussels Sprouts With Chestnut & Sage

Chestnuts and Brussels sprouts are a classic pair—the toasty, rich nuts balance the sprouts. This dish cuts down on the holiday oven gridlock because it can be done on the stovetop.

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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon-Horseradish Cream

These tangy horseradish-cream-topped Brussels sprouts are just the thing to serve with corned beef and potatoes, or alongside a holiday ham or turkey. Look for sprouts with tight, firm, small deep-green heads; if they're still on the stalk, so much the better.

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Brown Butter & Dill Brussels Sprouts

When you brown butter, as in this recipe, the flavor intensifies so adding just a little to Brussels sprouts still makes a big impact.

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Game Hens With Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts

Game hens are even easier to prepare than chicken and help make your celebration more festive. Their buttery flavor complements roasted Brussels sprouts and chestnuts.

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Individual Brussels Sprout & Potato Frittatas

Brussels sprouts and pre-shredded potatoes make these oversized muffin-shaped frittatas hearty. Pair with a mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes and buttermilk dressing.

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Some people may think that brussels sprouts aren't a necessary part of a proper Thanksgiving meal, but we think that they can easily be turned into a necessary part with the right recipe. We know that they can be tricky, so we're here to give you as many options as you need to turn brussels sprouts into the perfect dish. Once we're through with you, even the kids will want to eat brussels sprouts. We promise.

Check out the slideshow above for creative, delicious brussels sprouts recipes.

For more Thanksgiving tips and recipes, check out How to Make Perfect Roast Vegetables.

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