If you’re looking for a Brussel sprouts recipe that the entire family will love, look no further. These Maple Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash make the best, easy vegetable side dish! With ingredients like maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon, their unique flavor will have you coming back for more!
Maple Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash make for an easy and simple side dish. You can have them on the table in only 30 minutes.
If you are a Brussels sprouts hater, don’t count this Brussels sprouts recipe out just yet! Brussels sprouts always get a bad rap, but I am here to tell you they can be a delicious and flavorful addition to your dinner.
I used to be afraid of Brussels sprouts too. (Lucky for me, my childhood dog liked them! He was always willing to take one for the team!) But to be honest, I don’t really remember even trying them, it was just the stigma.
They are green, they have a strong, slightly bitter flavor, yuck! But once I found out how to prepare them correctly, my opinion on Brussels sprouts was changed forever!
It wasn’t until I was in my mid 20’s that I really started to acquire a taste for Brussels sprouts. I saw them on the menu at a steakhouse and I decided to be adventurous and give them a try.
These particular Brussels sprouts were cooked in bacon. The salty bacon definitely cut down the bitterness and I instantly fell in love! I liked them so much that I made my own Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe, too.
The key to this easy side dish is to mix the sweet flavors of maple syrup and cinnamon to cut the slightly bitter taste of the Brussels sprouts. The flavor combination is incredible! Also, the soft texture of the butternut squash pairs nicely with the crunchy Brussels sprouts.
How to cook Brussels sprouts can range anywhere from oven roasted to baked to grilled, but my personal favorite way to cook Brussels sprouts is to saute them in a skillet. Don’t let Brussels sprouts intimidate you! There are so many options, and you will be surprised at how fast and easy they are to prepare!
If you’re looking for another easy Brussels sprouts recipe, you’ll love these easy Brussels sprouts recipes:
- Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing
- Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts
- Crockpot Brussels Sprouts
These Maple Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash make the best, easy vegetable side dish! This easy side dish can be on your dinner table in under 30 minutes.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add butternut squash. Flipping every 2-3 minutes, cook butternut squash until it starts to brown, approximately 8 minutes.
- Add Brussels sprouts, continuing to cook for an additional 8 minutes or until they are cooked, but still holding together.
- Add maple syrup, kosher salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.
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