Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Jalapeno Aioli

by Erin

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When it comes to hosting a home-gate with pizza, don’t forget the sides and a great dipping sauce for your crusts! I’ve got you covered with roasted Brussels and a jalapeno aioli.

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I cannot believe I moved back to Columbus 9 months ago already. Beyond the nostalgia, one of the many benefits of doing research at my alma mater is football tickets = heck yea!! As staff I have the opportunity to buy season tickets and you better believe I pounced on that.

As an alum I was only able to secure tickets to one game a year, which at the time was all I could attend anyway while living in Memphis. But now that I’m back it’s time to tailgate!

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While I love tailgating at the game, surrounded by all levels of fandom, I also enjoy home-gating because I can actually see where the ball is (hello bad eye sight) without the cramped seating and obnoxious traffic – not to mention the parking situation.

But most importantly is the food. I adore the grilled sensations served at tailgates, but sometimes it’s just easier to cook at home, grilled or not. As such, I sometimes host tailgates at my place instead.

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The advantage of tailgate food is that it’s simple enough to grill outside your car while still being delicious enough to please everyone. Pizza, burgers, brats, and wings are some of the more popular items that come to mind when I am planning a tailgating menu, and while I do love making homemade pizza (as made evident by my recipe index), sometimes there just isn’t enough time to prepare it along with everything else I have planned.

So when I was shopping at Walmart I picked up a Red Baron® Brick Oven Pepperoni Pizza and even a Edwards® Reese’s cream pie. Cause you know, that whole peanut butter and chocolate thing.

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I’ve always had a soft spot for Red Baron pizzas. Along with their classic toppings they have four different crusts, perfect for thick to thin lovers. And speaking of those crunchy crust pieces – you’re gonna want to dip those in something. So naturally I made you a jalapeno aioli to do just that. Arn’t I thoughtful!?

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Of course I didn’t stop there because a home-gate needs more than just pizza and some dipping sauce, no matter how outrageously awesome it is, but also roasted some Brussels sprouts which make for a perfect side dish to the pizza and also happen to love taking a dip in the same jalapeno aioli.

These brussels would be good as a side dish to many things, including Cast Iron Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts. The best part? The pizza or other entree can cook in the oven at the same time as the Brussels. I’m just looking out for ya ;-).

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How do you tailgate at your place with Red Baron pizza? Be sure to check out the Red Baron “Tailgate at Your Place Sweepstakes“. All you have to do is find a Red Baron product with the on-pack promo, enter the code on THIS SITE and you will instantly find out if you’ve won. You could win anywhere from a pizza prize pack to $8,000!

One year ago: BBQ Chicken Pizza with Cornmeal Crust

Three years ago: Buckeye Cheesecake

Four years ago: Rustic Sourdough Bread


Serves 4



16 oz. Brussels sprouts, bottoms cut off and halved

1 Tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper


1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 Tbsp fresh minced cilantro

1/2 tsp salt

Lime juice, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put Brussels into a bowl and toss in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and spread out on cookie sheet.
  3. Roast for about 35 minutes. They should begin to turn brown.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the aioli. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original


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Susan September 15, 2015 - 6:54 pm

Oooooooh!!! I love roasted Brussels sprouts, and I also love that you do your aioli with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. I foresee that the aioli would be very nice with other roasted things…

spiffycookie September 15, 2015 - 10:05 pm

Oh definitely, I use Greek yogurt in place of mayo any chance I get! And yes that aioli has definitely found it’s way served with many other things such as zucchini and burgers.

Medha @ Whisk & Shout September 15, 2015 - 6:41 pm

That aioli sounds awesome :)

Ala September 15, 2015 - 4:37 pm

chaaaa for brussel sprouts! My favorite side dish for tailgating is definitely a side of awesome veggies. cheers!

spiffycookie September 15, 2015 - 10:06 pm

Grilled and roasted veggies are the best, thanks Ala!

Melanie September 15, 2015 - 3:23 pm

I love a fresh recipe along side of a pizza! That dip looks delicious, too. [client]

Kita September 15, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Dude! Pizza and sprouts. I may be in heaven! Why have I never teamed the two up before???

Great idea. Love the flavors in that aioli.

spiffycookie September 15, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Heck yea! I’ve even put sprouts on my pizza before. Little balsamic drizzle mmMmm


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