Last Updated on December 13, 2021 by Guillermina
If you don’t like to waste food, then having leftover Brussel sprouts can be a bit of a pickle, especially when you want to make the most out of your leftovers and hard-earned money. Whether it be brussel sprout pasta or shaved Brussel sprouts, in this recipe I’m going to provide 7 different alternatives on how to use brussel sprout leftovers wisely and deliciously.
Now, who said leftovers couldn’t be tasty?
How Nutritious Are Brussel Sprouts?
Very! In fact, Brussel sprouts promote the immune system to be healthy with actions like lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and lowering cholesterol, because of its rich Vitamin-C content. Like most plants, Brussel sprouts contain fiber, which aids in digestion by stabilizing blood sugar. Eating a diet with plenty of dietary fiber can help prevent overeating as it can encourage satiation.
Funnily enough, Brussel sprouts are basically mini-cabbages (and are also named after the capital of Belgium). High in protein and low in calories and fats, Brussel sprouts are recommended to be a part of a nutritious diet that helps the consumer reap the health benefits!
7 Uses For Leftover Brussel Sprouts
If you’ve never made a pizza from scratch, this is your sign to do it. Add your leftover Brussel sprouts on top of your pizza, or flatbread if you so choose. Make sure your oven is preheated so that the Brussel sprouts get nice and toasty.
Are you a fan of pesto and pasta? If so, you need to try this awesome method to use your leftover Brussel sprouts.
Simply add Brussel sprouts, walnuts, garlic, lemon, and vegan Parmesan (this step can be skipped if finding vegan Parmesan becomes too difficult) in a food processor, and voila! Pesto with Brussel sprouts! Once your pesto is done, add to your favorite pasta for a delicious dinner treat!
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Pair Up With Hummus
One of my favorite pairings with hummus is air-fried brussels sprouts. I’m not quite sure how I came to discover this perfect pairing, but it’s been a life-changer in becoming one of my go-to combinations.
All you need to do is put your Brussel sprouts (I use leftover brussels sprouts that have already been pre-cooked) in an air fryer for up to five minutes at 400 F. Once the timer is done, you will have perfectly crispy and crunchy Brussel sprouts. On a plate, dish a serving of the air-fried Brussel sprouts and a serving size of hummus (I’m a big fan of Sabra’s Classic Hummus). Dip away and enjoy!
Brussel Sprouts and Tofu Stir Fry
Combine your leftover Brussel sprouts and crispy tofu to create a high-protein and nutritious stir fry! Season to your personal liking (I recommended trying out gochujang, a Korean Chili Sauce). Make sure to either air fry the tofu first or fry it in a pan with oil before combining with seasoning and the leftover Brussel sprouts.
Roasted Maple Brussel Sprouts
This easy method to using your leftover Brussel sprouts requires only a baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 400 F. Combine your leftover Brussel sprouts with carrots (or veggies of choice), maple syrup, garlic powder, cranberries, walnuts, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Keep in the oven for 20 minutes. After those first 20 minutes are complete, turn the veggies over and bake for another 20 minutes. Once the time is up, your Roasted Brussel Sprouts are finished and ready to be enjoyed!
Korean BBQ Brussel Sprouts
You need to check out a recipe on how to make Korean BBQ Brussel Sprouts. It’s a whole new take on enjoying Brussel sprouts using Asian cuisine ingredients like rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Get a taste of Korea with this amazing recipe that makes good use of your leftover Brussel sprouts!
Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad
Have you ever tried shaved Brussel sprouts? Ever had it in a salad? You’re missing out if you haven’t!
Put your Brussel sprouts to good use with a Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad! There are all kinds of recipes you can find that use different types of ingredients that pair well with dressings that can easily be made at home.
Top 5 Brussel Sprouts Pasta Combos
Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta With Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Using veggie broth, vegan butter, garlic, and oil with the more obvious ingredients—pasta and brussels sprouts—you can combine them to make a delicious Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta With Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Only taking 30 minutes total to prep and cook, this recipe is a must-try in utilizing your Brussel sprouts leftovers!
White Wine Pasta With Roasted Brussel Sprouts
This White Wine Pasta With Roasted Brussel Sprouts utilizes white wine, vegan parmesan, nutritional yeast, rice flour, and basil leaves combined with the more obvious ingredients—pasta and brussels sprouts—to create this stunningly delicious and flavorful recipe.
Vegan Fall Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes
Utilizing significantly flavorful and nutritious ingredients like arugula, sweet potatoes, and almonds, this Vegan Fall Pasta Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes is packed with healthy nutrients like beta carotene, fiber, and vitamin C.
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Pasta With Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, And Kale
Pack your pasta dish with even more nutrients with this Pasta With Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash, And Kale dish. This recipe is great for the Fall season with the hominess of the butternut squash, the green richness of kale, and the protein pack of the Brussel sprouts.
Brussels Sprouts Pasta With Lemon
This recipe combines the citrus accent of lemon and the punch of nutrients from Brussel sprouts. This Brussels Sprouts Pasta With Lemon is a great way to use your leftover Brussel sprouts. Change up your palate with this lemony take-on pasta with Brussel sprouts!
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