Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a fun way to dress up a healthy side. Roasted Brussels Sprouts tossed with fresh pear, blue cheese crumbles, and walnuts are the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side dish!

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieIt’s about time I tried Brussels Sprouts (also…who knew it was Brussels and not Brussel???  I didn’t…but that’s not totally surprising) I fought trying them for so long…I was never even forced to eat them as a child! But as I delve more and more into the food blogging world…these healthy little beauties are hard to ignore.  People just rave about them…I had to give them a try.

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie Rookie Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieOf course, if I’m going to try something…I’m going to add cheese.  That’s a given.  Trying brussels sprouts for me meant mixing in blue cheese crumbles, pear, and walnuts.  I couldn’t just try them with salt and pepper.  I needed to dress them up.  I wasn’t disappointed.  These will be making a Thanksgiving Day appearance for sure!

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie Rookie Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieThere is so much to love about this vibrant veggie.  For one, this is quite possibly the easiest side dish I have ever made.  I LOVE easy recipes.  It’s kind of my thing.  I couldn’t believe that making these literally meant cutting them in half…and putting them in a pan.  That’s IT.  I mean…really?

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieThey’re also healthy.  Its never a bad thing when a delicious and easy recipe also just so happens to be good for you.  Brussels Sprouts for the win!

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie Rookie Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie Rookie

I know its early for Thanksgiving recipes, but such is a food bloggers life.  I feel like I’m already under pressure for Valentine’s Day treats.  I hope you give these a try this holiday, or just the next time you need an easy (yet impressive!) side dish. Enjoy!

Serves 4-6

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts

the perfect thanksgiving side dish!

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb halved fresh brussels sprouts
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 pears, sliced and chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper to taste. Without stirring, cook covered for about 7 minutes.
  3. Uncover and add walnuts and pears, stirring to reveal the carmelized brussels sprouts. Continue cooking for about 3 more minutes.
  4. Take off of heat and add blue cheese crumbles. Serve warm.
Recipe Type: side dish
7.6.7
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https://www.thecookierookie.com/pear-blue-cheese-roasted-brussels-sprouts/
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Calories
244 cal
Fat
14 g
Carbs
25 g
Protein
9 g


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Melanie @ Garnish & Glaze
I've never made or even tried brussels but this looks very tempting. Great idea to put cheese in there. You can't go wrong with cheese!
    Becky Hardin
    I was the same way Melanie!! I had to throw cheese in there for my first venture :) Thanks so much for stopping by! I LOVE your site!
Whitney
We loooove roasted brussel sprouts! I've never thought to pair them with...pears :) Sounds delicious! Pinned!
    Becky Hardin
    What is your favorite way to make them? I can't wait to try new ways!! Thanks for stopping by :)
Sandra Shaffer
THIS is the way to eat brussels sprouts (say that three times fast!). I've added cranberries, but not pear. Great recipe!
Thalia @ butter and brioche
I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes brussels sprouts. Definitely need to recreate the recipe, the pear and blue cheese is a perfect way to kick up the flavour of the sprouts!
Suzanne @ Flour Arrangements
I thought I didn't like brussels sprouts until I gave them another try recently! So pleasantly surprised! This recipe looks delicious! Can't wait to make it!
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Suzanne!! I can't wait to try other ways either. I was missing out! THanks for stopping by :)
Ashley
Yessss. I am obsessed with brussels sprouts! This sounds awesome with the pear and blue cheese! This coming from the person who wouldn't touch them up until a few years ago. I swore I hated them from childhood - even though I'm pretty sure I was never even given them to try! haha
KAREN
No way am I waiting for Thanksgiving. Brussels sprout and pears just went on my market shopping list.
    Becky Hardin
    That is awesome!! I hope you love them! Thanks so much for stopping by :)
Lisa
Brussel Sprouts are a tough sell in our house, but I may be able to make it work with pears and blue cheese. That sounds nice:)
    Becky Hardin
    Thanks Lisa! The pears and blue cheese helped me to ease my way into brussels sprouts world :) lol. Thanks for stopping by!
KAREN
Made these tonight - what a wonderful mix of tastes and textures. This will be back on my table for sure. Thanks for the recipe.
Brussels Fan Jacob
I think I've found my dinner for today. :) Is this meal good with mozzarella too?
    Becky Hardin
    I haven't tried it with mozzarella but I bet that would be fantastic! I'm always a fan of adding cheese. Thanks for stopping by!
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