Updated: Nov 16
A Delectable Brussels Sprouts Baked Feta Recipe Perfect for Thanksgiving:
Hello gardeners! Join us today in preparing an incredibly delicious Baked Feta Brussels Sprouts recipe that's simple to make and oh-so-tasty. With minimal ingredients, this dish is perfect as a side for your Thanksgiving meal, and it's fun for gardeners of all ages to help prepare.
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Cooking can be a fun and educational activity for gardeners of all ages which is why it is one of Gardner Anna's 'go-to' Gardening Tools. By getting kids involved in the kitchen, children can learn a variety of skills that can benefit their social and emotional development.
Cooking & Baking Are Wonderful Gardening Tools
To Help A Gardener's Social & Emotional Development:
Builds confidence: When kids help out in the kitchen, they gain a sense of accomplishment and pride in their work. This can help boost their self-esteem and confidence.
Enhances creativity: Cooking is a creative activity that allows gardeners of all ages to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. This can help develop their creativity and imagination.
Teaches life skills: Cooking involves a variety of skills, such as measuring, following directions, and problem-solving. These are important life skills that can help kids in other areas of their lives.
Fosters teamwork: Cooking with others requires cooperation and communication, which can help kids develop teamwork skills.
Encourages healthy eating habits: When kids are involved in the cooking process, they are more likely to try new foods and develop a taste for healthy options...like Brussel Sprouts!
Delectable Baked Feta Brussel Sprouts Recipe
2-3 Cups Halved Bussel Sprouts
1 Package of Crumbled Feta
1 Tbsp melted Butter Mixed Into 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper To Taste
Chili Flakes (Optional)
Balsamic Glaze (Optional)
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. With a baking brush coat the bottom of an oven safe baking dish with the butter/oil mixture. Layer the dish with the crumbled feta. Place the Brussels sprouts on top face down and push firmly into the cheese. Brush the rest of the butter/oil mixture on top of the sprouts. Season with salt & pepper, chili flakes. Bake for about 25 minutes until sprouts and cheese look crispy. Let rest for 5-10 minutes. Drizzle with blasamic glaze and dig in!
*This recipe was inspired by @spinachandbacon via Instagram.
Brussel sprouts are a type of cruciferous vegetable that are often overlooked and underrated. However, these little green veggies are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Here are some fun gardenery facts about Brussel sprouts that you may not know:
Brussel sprouts are part of the same family as cabbage, kale, and broccoli.
They were first cultivated in Belgium in the 16th century, which is where their name comes from.
Brussel sprouts contain high levels of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber.
They also contain compounds called glucosinolates, which have anti-cancer properties.
Brussel sprouts can be roasted, sautéed, boiled, or even eaten raw in salads.
They are often paired with bacon, which complements their slightly bitter flavor.
The largest producer of Brussel sprouts in the world is the United Kingdom.
In 2019, a farmer in the UK grew the world's largest Brussel sprout, which weighed in at 8.3 ounces.
Brussel sprouts are a popular side dish during Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners in the United States.
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