If you’re wondering what to serve with your brussels sprouts, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for brussels sprouts.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with brussels sprouts are pan-seared gnocchi, cheesy polenta, parmesan and gruyere potato gratin, mushroom rice, and soba noodle salad. For meat-based options, try prosciutto-wrapped chicken, skillet bourbon steak, maple glazed ham, or osso buco.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Maple glazed ham
Impress your Holiday dinner guests with this show-stopping maple glazed ham.
The glaze caramelizes on the ham giving it a nice sweet flavor, and there’s some vinegar in there too to add some tang.
Just remember to glaze all of the hams nooks and crannies to make it extra flavorful.
Why we love this recipe: it’s the perfect centerpiece for a special dinner.
Parmesan and gruyere potato gratin
Have you already got the meat chosen and now you’re looking for another side to complement brussels sprouts?
Try a potato gratin.
The thin potato slices are smothered in a creamy garlicky sauce and then topped with two different kinds of cheese, gruyere and parmesan.
This gives your dish a gorgeous, golden top that’s simply irresistible.
Why we love this recipe: it’s Insta-worthy!
Pan-seared gnocchi in browned butter sage sauce
The combination of pan-seared gnocchi and browned butter sage sauce is simple but elegant.
Frying the gnocchi gives it a crisp outside to go with the soft, pillowy insides.
And adding some brussel sprouts into the mix brings a different texture, plus an earthy flavor to go with the nutty brown butter.
Why we love this recipe: it’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough for a dinner party.
Skillet bourbon steak
I love seared steaks as much as the next person, and this bourbon steak is the way to go if you want something with pizazz.
This dish involves rubbing the steaks with mustard, before searing them in butter and covering them with a sweet, sticky bourbon sauce.
All you need to complete your steak dinner is a side of brussels sprouts.
Why we love this recipe: it looks and tastes like it belongs in a five-star steakhouse.
At its core, this classic Korean dish is just a humble rice bowl with marinated meat, sauteed veggies, and a signature runny fried egg.
But what makes it stand out is the fiery bibimbap sauce that you mix in.
Adding some brussels sprouts to the mix gives the dish a real autumnal feel.
Why we love this recipe: you can customize it to your heart’s desire.
Stuffed prosciutto-wrapped chicken
This prosciutto-wrapped chicken is a superb main dish to serve with brussels sprouts.
Prepare to be amazed as you cut into the chicken. Underneath the crispy prosciutto is juicy meat filled with a luscious, herby cheese filling.
If you don’t have prosciutto, don’t worry, bacon is a great substitute.
Why we love this recipe: it looks like it came from a professional kitchen.
This thick, porridge-like dish is made of cornmeal and tons of cheese and cream, making it rich and decadent.
I like to serve sriracha brussels sprouts on top too add some spice (plus some other winter veggies).
Why we love this recipe: everything comes together in one pot.
Make it different
Cheesy baked polenta with grilled cherry tomato sauce
Make it familiar
Sweet potato mash
If you want to go all out, make some osso buco.
It’s a classic Italian dish featuring slow-cooked meat in a flavorful tomato sauce.
It’s traditionally made with veal, but beef is a good option too – it’ll give you a meatier tasting stew, plus you get bone marrow as an extra treat.
You can chuck some sprouts into the stew, or keep things light with a brussels sprout salad as a side.
Why we love this recipe: it’s pure comfort in a bowl.
Baked mushroom rice
Pasta is never served plain, so I don’t get why we always serve rice plain!
Ditch the boring white rice and go for this baked mushroom rice instead.
As the mushrooms bake, they release their juices into the rice and each grain becomes infused with a delicious umami flavor.
Why we love this recipe: it requires zero hands-on cooking.
Soba noodle salad
If you haven’t tried soba noodles yet, you’re missing out.
The noodles have a nutty taste that goes really well Asian flavors. This recipe pairs the salad with torogashi spiced sprouts.
Never tried torogashi either? It’s a blend of chili, sesame seeds, citirus, and nori. YUM!
Why we love this recipe: it’s great fusion food.
Chicken fettuccine alfredo
Fettuccine alfredo is loved for its simplicity – you just need cream, butter, and parmesan cheese to create a silky, luxurious sauce.
The golden pan-fried chicken makes this a complete meal, but pan-roasted brussels sprouts are also an excellent addition for a nutrient boost.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a great dish to cook for date nights.
Honey dijon salmon
With this dish, the oven does the work for you – all you need to do is prep your salmon with a simple honey-dijon sauce, then bake.
25 minutes later, you’ll have perfectly moist and flakey salmon.
The pale pink of the salmon will look really pretty next to some bright green sprouts!
Why we love this recipe: you can roast the salmon and your brussels sprouts together for a tasty and easy sheet-pan dinner.
Cheese and caramelized onion quiche
Brussel sprouts normally don’t feature outside of dinner.
But what’s stopping you having them for brunch instead?
The recipe uses a mellow, nutty alpine-style cheese that makes the quiche filling pretty rich, so I’d serve it with some lemony sprouts to help cut the richness.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a highly detailed recipe with visuals to walk you through the process.
The best side dishes to serve with Brussels sprouts
- Maple glazed ham
- Parmesan and gruyere potato gratin
- Pan-seared gnocchi in browned butter sage sauce
- Skillet bourbon steak
- Stuffed prosciutto-wrapped chicken
- Cheesy polenta
- Osso buco
- Baked mushroom rice
- Soba noodle salad
- Chicken fettuccine alfredo
- Honey dijon salmon
- Cheese and caramelized onion quiche
What To Serve With Brussels Sprouts
- 1 portion Brussels sprouts
- Prepare your Brussels sprouts according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: maple glazed ham, parmesan and gruyere potato gratin, pan-seared gnocchi in browned butter sage sauce, skillet bourbon steak, bibimbap, stuffed prosciutto-wrapped chicken, cheesy polenta, osso buco, baked mushroom rice, soba noodle salad, chicken fettuccine alfredo, honey dijon salmon, and cheese and caramelized onion quiche.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!