Breaded Brussels Sprouts on pasta with tomato basil sauce. vegan, glutenfree option

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This is one of those posts, which wants to sit in the drafts! I think mainly because the cookie post before this was so pretty! Well.. lets just get on with these brussels sprouts. here you go. I found these super fun breaded Zucchini and Eggplants at Jesse's and decided to use something similar on them Brussels sprouts.. I think this vegetable needs to be used more, apart from the usual roast salad thingamajigs. If you havent seen the previous delicious avatar of BSprouts on the blog, check them out all dressed up in a Brussels sprouts in a simple tomato curry here!

Another reason, not to underestimate the creations.. these BSprouts featured on TheKitchn! The breaded Bsprouts are glutenfree. Use glutenfree pasta to make this gf. The breaded Bsprouts can be prepared and refrigerated for 2-3 days, though they do taste best freshly out of the oven. Also, join in and link up your citrusy creations from January on the Citrus blog hop post here.

Below, BSprouts ready to go into the oven.

On another supercool note, PPK's top 100 is out, The 100 most inspiring ingredients, recipes, chefs, restaurants, tips, cookbooks, tools and websites from 2011! and I am on it!! My home town's spice filled Saoji Tempeh curry features on number 76! Thank you PPK and everyone who works to get vegan goodies out there!

Pictured below. BSprouts Crisp out of the oven

For the Breaded Brussels Sprouts: Serves 1 very hungry person
You have 3 options
1. Make a thick batter of 1/2 cup chickpea flour, salt, pepper, dried basil , water, coat BSprouts in it, and bake.(these will be more like fritters)
2. Use the happygoluckyvegan's , dip in flax egg and then brown rice bread crumbs version.(add some dried basil)
3. The version in pictures on this post with rice flakes.. recipe below.
Ingredients: Glutenfree
1/2 cup of thin rice flakes ground coarsely
2+ Tablespoons chickpea flour
1 teaspoon flaxmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or spice mix of choice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne or black pepper or to taste
3-5 Tablespoons warm-hot water
1/2 teaspoon oil
8 BSprouts(brussels sprouts), stems cut, halved and outer leaves removed.
Mix all the ingredients, except BSprouts, to get a thick pasty mix. Let sit for a minute. Then coat halved brussels sprouts with it. The mixture is not very sticky, so just press on both sides to cover as much as you can. (See ready for baking picture above) Adjust water and chickpea flour if needed.
Place on parchment with halved side up.
Bake in preheated 365 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until the batter is dry and some outer leaves start to brown.

Prepare 2 cups of any pasta of choice. Add tomato basil sauce and toss. You can also use any pesto sauce with it.
Top with breaded brussels sprouts, nutritional yeast(optional) and chopped fresh basil.
Dig in!
My simple tomato basil sauce:
Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil in pan, add in 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped.
Cook for 1 minute on medium heat.
Add 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes and 3 medium tomatoes finely chopped.
Cook covered for 5 minutes.
Add in 3-4 Tablespoons of chopped fresh basil leaves or a teaspoon of dried basil and salt to taste(1/2 teaspoon).
Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes until the tomatoes are mushy.


  1. This sounds so delicious. I have never cooked brussel sprouts in anyway aside from balsamic vinegar. A new year is the perfect time to try a new technique.

  2. This look delicious, I wish I was having it for lunch!

  3. I have never seen anything like breaded brussels! What a great idea! The basily tomato sauce must be so nice on them.

  4. What a cool idea! My kids are not brussels sprout eaters, but they MIGHT go for this. I'd love it anyways :-)

  5. omigosh, richa, i DIE for brussel sprouts. these look out of this world. i am FOR SURE making these this week. thank youuuu!

  6. what a fantastic dish! the brussels sprouts look amazing

  7. i love roasted brussel sprouts, but breaded roasted brussel sprouts?? so amazing. can't wait to try these.

    and huge congrats on the ppk top 100 mention - that's awesome richa!!

  8. Congratualions #76!!! So well deserved. OOh I never thought I would call a brussel sprout adorable, but these are real cuties.

  9. Yummy recipe…will try it for sure..Thanks for posting


  10. Oh, what a fabulous idea! I love Brussels sprouts :)

  11. Richa- I came to your site to see your #citruslove post...but I'm smitten by your stuffed Brussels sprouts. WOW! Never seen...but must try!

  12. i love brussel sprouts! never thought about breading them before. i'm sure it makes it more palatable for those who don't like this lovely vegetable! congrats on making it to #76!

  13. I have never really tried brussel sprouts. i dont think we get them easily in India. but they sure look cute!!

  14. Thanks Shannon, yes, do try this or the curry.. both are very different and simple!

    Thanks Torview and Mandee!

    Thanks Maud. Yes, its a fun topping to the basic pasta.

    Thanks EA, hope this can turn your kids around. you can just cover them up nicely and not tell them what breaded vegetable it is:)

  15. Thanks Caitlin, let me know ow they turn out.

    Thanks beti!

    Thank you Jess! do try these, bread them in anything you like!

    Thank you Gigi! xoxo

    Thanks Aarthi!

  16. Thanks Lizzy!

    Thank you Curry! Glad you liked the idea!

    Thank you Junia, I know some of these veggies just have a bad name and need to be tried differently!:)

    Thanks Swati, you can bread eggplant slices.:) add some cashew cheese on top and make an almost eggplant parmigiana!

  17. looks very pretty, u have made brussel sprouts looks so apetising! :)

  18. I AM MAKING THESE!!! Just bookmarked! Greg looooovvveees b-sprouts and will love these.

  19. Delicious way to enhance the flavor of pasta with brussels sprout. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  20. I love brussel sprouts. Breading them has got to be delicous!

  21. I love this idea of breaded brussels! Looks and sounds wonderful - I agree this veggie needs to be in the spolight more

  22. Considering how much I love B-sprouts, I can't believe I've never had them breaded! This sounds like just the right amount of decadence- Such a good idea.

  23. whoa! Breaded brussels sprouts! I will have to try this one! Looks delicious!


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