Brussels Sprouts pair with creamy blue cheese, dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts to create a savory side dish that is perfect for the holidays or a new way to get your family to eat their brussels sprouts. These Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries are sure to be a hit!
BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CRANBERRIES
Brussels sprouts didn’t make it on my table very often as a child. I only really started eating them in the past 5 years because before that I never gave them a fair chance. Boy was I missing out!
I have recently fallen in love with them. Today’s Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries is a new favorite. I love the brussels sprouts paired with creamy blue cheese, sweet dried cranberries and the earthy walnuts. Some of my most recent favorite recipes using brussels sprouts are these Balsamic Brussel Sprouts, these Oven Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts or these Cheesy Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
Now I like all types of brussels sprout recipes and try to mix things up when making them. Today’s recipe does just that by adding creamy blue cheese, sweet cranberries and nutty walnuts to create a pretty darn good pairing of flavors with every bite. It might sound like a strange combination, but I promise it is delicious.
Roasting brussels sprouts is my favorite way to make them because it helps bring out the flavor and they get a little bit crispy, which I like. For those that are thinking ahead to Thanksgiving or Christmas these Roasted Brussels Sprouts would be the perfect addition to your table.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?
BRUSSELS SPROUTS: The brussels sprouts are the star of the show in this side dish. I wash them and peel away any leaves that don’t look good. Then I slice them in half before roasting them.
BLUE CHEESE: The blue cheese is a creamy cheese that pair really nicely with the other ingredients. If you aren’t a fan of blue cheese feel free to leave it out. Other nice additions would be goat cheese, feta cheese or Parmesan cheese.
WALNUTS: The walnuts are a great earthy addition to the dish and also have great healthy benefits. If walnuts aren’t your thing go for pecans or almonds instead.
DRIED CRANBERRIES: I love the sweetness of dried cranberries with the brussels sprouts. You can also try raising or dried apricots in place of the cranberries.
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash of pepper
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the brussels sprouts, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet.
- Roast the brussels sprouts in the oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the oven and return to the large mixing bowl. Add the blue cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts. Put on a platter and serve warm.