Brussels Sprouts Three Ways

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Of all the vegetables that come to the table on the holidays, Brussels sprouts get the worst rap of them all. There’s something about those little, round veggies that have caused children and adults to stick up their nose for years. So this year, we’ve decided to stick up for the sprouts and transform them from bitter and bland to positively mouth watering!

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Now we know what you’re thinking, why should I give Brussels sprouts another chance? Well, not only are they a good source of protein, iron, and potassium, they’re also full of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, making them one of the healthiest vegetables around. So go ahead and have seconds (or thirds!).

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We’ve adapted a few of the most delectable Brussels sprouts recipes from some of our favorite bloggers to give you three options for the holidays: Maple Balsamic, Parmesan Garlic, and a tasty Brussels sprouts and egg bake. Choose your favorite and get ready to wow your family this holiday season. We suggest serving up these sides in our Individual Baker, Bistro Bowl, and Skillet Baker.

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Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs. brussel sprouts, stalk cut off and then halved
  2. 3 tbsp. real maple syrup
  3. 2-1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  5. 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  6. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix the brussel sprouts, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  2. Distribute evenly in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  3. Cook for about 10 minutes, then remove from oven and stir.
  4. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they are brown and crispy on the edges.
  5. Remove from oven and add the cranberries. Stir to evenly distribute.
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/
5 Minute Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
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Ingredients
  1. about 1.5 lbs brussels sprouts
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 5 pre-cooked bacon strips (or uncooked is fine, see separate instructions for uncooked bacon)
  4. 2 tbs coconut oil
  5. 1 green onion
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. a couple of tablespoons of water
  8. fresh parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Wash brussels sprouts and cut in half. Chop up bacon, green onion and garlic cloves.
  2. Heat skillet on med-high heat. Add coconut oil and allow to heat up.
  3. When hot add garlic, brussels sprouts, bacon, onion and 1/2 tsp salt. Sauté till brussels sprouts start browning.(2-3 minutes) If sprout are brown but not crisp tender add a few tablespoons of water and allow them to steam for a few minutes till at desired tenderness.
  4. Top with fresh ground pepper, freshly shaved cheese and more salt if desired.
  5. -If using uncooked bacon fry bacon up first, remove from pan and chop. Leave a tablespoon or so plus a tablespoon of coconut oil and then continue as stated above.
Adapted from Oh So Delicious
Adapted from Oh So Delicious
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/
Brussels Sprout and Eggs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  2. 2 cups quartered Brussels sprouts
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 2 to 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  5. Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Melt the butter in skillet and stir in the quartered Brussels sprouts, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, make a spot for the egg and crack into the skillet. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and serve
Adapted from Naturally Ella
Adapted from Naturally Ella
Fiesta Dinnerware, Always Festive http://alwaysfestive.com/

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