Craving that spicy buffalo sauce flavor? Make this irresistible buffalo Brussels sprouts recipe. It’s the perfect healthy game day appetizer! Recipe yields 4 to 6 side servings.
1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red hot sauce, such as Frank’s
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Up to 1 tablespoon honey, to taste (optional)
1 small avocado, diced, or 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (both optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or green onion
1 tablespoon torn fresh cilantro or parsley
Fine salt, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
To prepare your Brussels sprouts, slice off the nubby ends and remove any discolored or damaged leaves. Cut each sprout in half from the flat base through the top.
On your baking sheet, combine the halved sprouts and olive oil. Toss until the sprouts are lightly and evenly coated. Arrange the sprouts in an even layer with their flat sides facing down.
Roast the sprouts until they are tender and deeply golden on the edges, about 18 to 24 minutes. Remove the sprouts from the oven and transfer them to a large serving platter or shallow serving bowl.
In the meantime, prepare the buffalo sauce by whisking together the hot sauce and melted butter in a small bowl. Season to taste with black pepper. If the mixture tastes too spicy, whisk in some honey to temper the heat a bit. Set aside.
Once the roasted Brussels sprouts are on the serving platter, drizzle the sauce all over them. If desired, sprinkle avocado or blue cheese over the sprouts. Finish the dish with a sprinkle of chives and fresh cilantro. Taste, and sprinkle lightly with salt if needed. Serve.
These Brussels sprouts are best consumed fresh, especially if avocado is involved. Leftovers without avocado will keep for several days in the refrigerator, covered.
Make it dairy free/vegan: You might enjoy the sauce without butter, especially if using avocado to help balance the flavors. Another option would be to drizzle Frank’s and some of my vegan sour cream on top. Or, you could try using a vegan butter like Miyoko’s Creamery.
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