Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

Brussels Sprouts with Pear and Blue Cheese are so delicious, even your kids will eat them.

It’s about time I found a Brussels Sprouts recipe I truly truly loved (also…when I first posted this recipe back in 2014 I totally thought it was Brussel Sprouts and not Brussels. I’m called The Cookie Rookie for a reason LOL!). 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.

Of 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, freshly sliced pear, and toastedwalnuts.  I couldn’t just try them with salt and pepper.  I needed to dress them up.  I wasn’t disappointed.

This Brussels Sprouts Recipe has quickly become one of our favorite holiday side dishes for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter!

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

What’s the best way to cook Brussels Sprouts?

For me, I love to cook brussels in a skillet on the stovetop. You can roast them in the oven, fry them, steam them, or even boil them. But for me…they’re just so easy to cook on the stove over medium heat. They’re quick, easy, and SO delicious. I especially love the flavor combination in this simple side dish recipe. The crunch from the toasted walnuts pairs beautifully with the creamy blue cheese and bright fresh pear.

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

If you thought you didn’t love Brussels Sprouts, this recipe can make you change your mind. Give it a try.

There 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? Well I guess you do have to chop up the pears and toast the walnuts…but those are simple steps as well. If I can make this recipe, you can too!

They’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! Who knew? I have a feeling you’re going to be making this often once you give it a try.

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

Thanks for giving everyone’s most hated green a try with this Brussels Sprouts Recipe. Let’s give brussels a new reputation! There’s so much to love about them. If you want to try a few more recipes proving how delicious they are, be sure to check out this Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Bacon, and Bacon Pecan Balsamic Brussels Sprouts.

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make Brussels Sprouts with Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts. Enjoy!

 This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

Brussels Sprouts with Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

This Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts is our favorite way to dress up a healthy side dish. These Brussels Sprouts are unique and so full of flavor. The pear pairs (ha!) beautifully with the blue cheese and toasted walnuts, making sure even the pickiest eater want to eat their greens. Such a great holiday side dish!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts halved
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 pears sliced and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat walnuts in a large skillet over medium heat until slightly toasted. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Add brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper to taste. Without stirring, cook covered for about 7 minutes.

  4. Uncover and add walnuts, pears, and lemon juice; stirring to reveal the caramelized brussels sprouts. Continue cooking for about 3 more minutes.

  5. Take off of heat and add blue cheese crumbles. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts with Pear, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Potassium 609mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 20.1%
Vitamin C 122.1%
Calcium 15%
Iron 10.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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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