11 Simple One-Pot Meals Starring Brussels Sprouts
These recipes are complete meals that feature fall and winter's favorite vegetable, Brussels Sprouts, along with roast chicken, beef, pasta, pork, and other worthy partners. Brussels sprouts aren't so much of a supporting player here as an equal partner in the pursuit of the perfect weeknight dinner.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon-Garlic Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes
You'll roast bone-in chicken breasts over a bed of lemony, garlicky Brussels sprouts and quartered red potatoes. "A delicious one-pan dinner that tastes like you cooked all day but only takes a small amount of hands-on time," says LAMBR. "Great flavor and easy clean-up! We make extra sprouts, my family loves them."
Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Cream Sauce
Kielbasa combines with Brussels sprouts, white beans, and mustard. "I'll tell you that it works wonderfully," says Seattle Food Geek. "The saltiness of the pork combined with the bitter, gentle crunch of the Brussels sprouts and mildness of the beans is well-balanced perfection. Plus, it's cheap, easy, and looks good on a plate!"
Brussels Sprout Spaghetti
Brussels Sprouts and Feta Pastry Roll
These impressive but easy-to-make puff pastry rolls are stuffed with a savory filling of Brussels sprouts, walnuts, almonds, and feta cheese and baked golden brown. They make a crispy appetizer pastry or satisfying vegetarian main dish. "My roommate used to call Brussels sprouts 'Little Horribles' -- well, not any more! An elegant looking pastry roll that's great as an appetizer, or as a main feature for vegetarians," says scottiebaker.
Brussels Sprouts 'n Gnocchi
This one-skillet dinner is perfect for busy weeknights. Fresh Brussels sprouts are thinly slice and sauteed in olive oil with prepared gnocchi, chopped onions, and minced garlic — and on the table in about 30 minutes. Brighten up the flavors with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper flakes. "An easy, healthy meal," says db590.
Brussels Sprouts Pizza
You'll pan fry thinly sliced Brussels sprouts with garlic and pancetta in olive oil, toss with mozzarella cheese and a little fennel seed, and bake all the good stuff on pizza crust. "Truly a wonderful gourmet pizza," says Mixit. "Every ingredient worked beautifully together and the fennel seeds give a special touch. I added a tiny bit of red chili flakes before eating which was a nice addition. Great way to get your kids to eat their Brussels sprouts."
Autumn Rainbow Sheet Pan Dinner
It's a feast of color and flavor! And do you want healthy? Here you go. Marinated chicken breasts team up with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, baby carrots, and cubes of apple. "Great meal," raves PULLEYHEATHER, "and very versatile based on what veggies you have. Delicious!
Chef John's Irish Pork Stew
This flavorful pork stew is made with cubed pork shoulder, dark beer, balsamic vinegar, caraway seed, and Brussels sprouts -- and best served over fluffy mashed potatoes. "AMAZING!" raves manncastro. "Best stew ever! The Brussels sprouts give it an extra texture and flavor that was just yummy! Will definitely be making this often. "
Chicken, Apple, and Brussels Sprout Sheet Pan Dinner
"This sheet-pan supper, with chicken, apple, and Brussels sprouts, is not only easy to cook, but even easier to clean!" says My Stir Crazy Kitchen. "If you're looking for the easiest dinner imaginable (short of takeout), sheet pan recipes are the perfect thing for you. Serve it alone or with rice/salad."
Ranch-Baked Chicken Thighs with Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Potatoes
"Savory, zesty ranch-seasoned chicken thighs cook together with potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and bacon in this one-pan dinner," says fabeveryday. "The vegetables cook with the bacon on top of them, infusing them with bacon-y deliciousness."
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Kielbasa
Paprika adds an extra touch of smoky goodness to this quick-and-easy meal of Polish sausage and Brussels sprouts. "This was excellent," says Soup Loving Nicole. "This was the perfect meal to prepare after a long day at work. Super simple, not a lot of fuss, and the smoked paprika really came though."