45 Super Tasty Brussels Sprouts Recipes

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Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Food

45 Super Tasty Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Brussels sprouts used to have such a bad reputation—mostly as a way that cruel parents torture their poor children. Thankfully, Brussels are working hard to fix their negative press. You’ll find sprouts on the menus of some of the hottest restaurants and a staple in cookbooks and food magazines this time of year. Brussels are the perfect fall veggie! It’s hard to beat simple, perfectly roasted Brussels, but what if you’re looking for something a little more interesting? I thought it would be fun to pull together some of the most delicious Brussels sprouts recipes out there to help inspire us all. Enjoy!

Looking for more Brussels sprouts recipes? Follow my Tasty Brussels Sprouts board on Pinterest.

Salads

Appetizers

Luck of the Irish SkewersLuck of the Irish Skewers from Heartbeet KitchenBacon-Wrapped Brussels SproutsBacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts from Taste As You GoCreamy Brussels Sprouts Soup with Crispy ChorizoCreamy Brussels Sprouts Soup with Crispy Chorizo from My Invinsible CrownBacon Brussels with Dubliner CheeseBacon Brussels with Dubliner Cheese from Three Many Cooks

Side Dishes

Brussels Sprout Potato GratinBrussels Sprout Potato Gratin from Cafe JohnsoniaRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and BaconBrussels Sprouts with Apples and Bacon from Back to Her Roots 5Brussels Sprout Sweet Potato Fries from The Lily Pad Cottage12Spicy Buffalo Brussels Sprouts from Denim & Ink
3Simple Grilled Brussels Sprouts from Fit Foodie Finds6Creamy Brussels Sprouts from Better Homes and Gardens 11Freekeh with Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate from Food Wanderings 8Brussels, Bacon and Leek Fritters from Bell’Alimento

Main Dishes

 

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

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Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Food

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

You know what I’m terrible at? Measuring pasta. I can never get it right. I always cook way too much or way too little. I know they have little spaghetti measuring gadgets, but my problem goes way beyond just one style of pasta. Penne, macaroni, angel hair—I’m horrible at estimating all of it.

Since cooking too little pasta is mega annoying (because by the time you realize it’s too little, you’ve already dumped the boiling water and have to boil another pot—ugh), I like to err on the side of cooking too much. Which means there is a pretty constant supply of leftover pasta stashed in my fridge.

Spaghetti

Sometimes I’ll just heat it up with a little sauce or pesto and call it good, but I also like to repurpose the pasta into something new and exciting—like this leftover spaghetti frittata.

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

If we have spaghetti for dinner, it’s a pretty safe bet we’re eating this frittata for breakfast the next day. I like it best with spaghetti, but it will work with whatever pasta you have kicking around. In the summer (or in Fall, when we’re lucky enough to not have had a frost yet), I’ll use fresh, Italian herbs—parsley, oregano, and basil—and fresh tomatoes. During the winter months, I’ll pull out my dried herbs and use some sundried tomatoes. Both ways are absolutely delicious! The great joy of a frittata is that you can pretty much throw in whatever you have in the kitchen, and it almost always turns out spectacular. It’s a great dish if you want to try to get into more of seasonal cooking—use what you have.

Frittatas are also a great option for lunches. Make up a frittata on the weekend, cut it into small slices, and pack it into containers for healthy, easy lunches throughout the week. I happily eat leftover frittata cold or at room temp (but you can also nuke it if you’d rather enjoy it warm).

Leftover Spaghetti FrittataI always make frittatas in my old, well-seasoned cast iron skillet. I absolutely love cooking in cast iron because it holds heat so evenly, it transfers seamlessly from the stovetop to the oven, and it also helps increase the iron levels of the food that is cooked in it. If I was told I could only use one pan for the rest of my life, I’d pick my cast iron skillet!

Enjoy!

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

Have some pasta kicking around your fridge from last night's dinner? Use it make this Italian-flavored leftover spaghetti frittata.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, minced oregano (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, minced parsley (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, minced basil (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Heat the olive oil over medium-high in a medium-sized oven-proof skillet. Add in the fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, onion, and garlic. Cook until onion and garlic are fragrant and tender, about five minutes. Add in the tomato and cook until some of the water is released, about 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the milk, eggs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper until light and frothy.
  3. Add the leftover pasta to the tomato mixture, and stir until evenly distributed. Spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the skillet.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over top of the spaghetti mixture—do not stir. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the edges of the frittata are solid, but the top is still liquidy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle top with herbs, and place frittata in the oven to finish setting up. Frittata is done with the top is no longer liquid and it begins to brown. Remove from oven, and let cool for five minutes before slicing.
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