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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! 

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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 or goat cheese, sweet dried cranberries and the sweet pecans.

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

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries with spoon

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 or goat cheese, sweet cranberries and sweet pecans 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. 

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries with goat cheese

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 OR GOAT CHEESE: The goat cheese or blue cheese are creamy cheeses that add a nice flavor to the dish.

Some people don’t enjoy the strong flavor of blue cheese which makes goat cheese a nice lighter option.

Other nice additions would be feta cheese or Parmesan cheese. 

 

NUTS: The pecans {or try walnuts} are a great earthy addition to the dish and also have great healthy benefits.

If pecans aren’t your thing go for earthy walnuts or almonds. 

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. 

WHAT SHOULD I PAIR WITH THESE BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BLUE CHEESE?

I love making these brussels sprouts around the holidays which makes them the perfect match for this Herb Butter Roasted Turkey, Garlic Herb Butter Roast ChickenInstant Pot Rotisserie Chicken or this Slow Cooker Mediterranean Whole Chicken.

I adore brussels sprouts with beef. It is one of my favorite pairings. Some recipes I especially love are this Grilled Ribeye Steak, Lemon Garlic Butter Grilled Ribeye or these Slow Cooker Italian Short Ribs

Seafood is also a nice pairing for this side dish. Try this Black Sea Bass Recipe, Air Fryer Cod or this Baked Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries with spoon

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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! 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the brussels sprouts, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast the brussels sprouts in the oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft on the inside and just crispy on the inside.
  4. Remove from the oven and return to the large mixing bowl. Toss in the additional 1 Tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey.
  5. Add the goat cheese, dried cranberries and pecans. Put on a platter and serve warm.

Notes

If you want to toast the pecans spread them on a baking sheet and add them to the oven with about 5 minutes left in the baking process. Toast them until just warm!

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KC Kavanagh

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Recipe looks great. I would like to bring to Thxsgiving dinner. Could I roast earlier and then reheat just before dinner and add Nuts, cheese and cranberries on the spot?

Julia

Sunday 17th of November 2019

I think so but it might be harder to get the brussels sprouts as crispy as if you just make it on the spot. I think it would still taste good just the texture might be slightly different. Let me know how you like it. I would definitely add everything else when you arrive.

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