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Brussel Sprout + Ricotta Toast 

sautéed brussel sprouts on sourdough bread

Savory Brussel Sprout and Ricotta Toast with raisins, walnuts and crispy tempeh bacon is a healthy and easy vegan meal that you can make for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

If you’re looking for new brussel sprout recipes, you’ve got to try this flavorful toast. It starts with sweet and smokey tempeh bacon. Then comes finely shredded Brussel sprouts (I use a food processor like this one to make quick work of the chopping) and then add lots of flavor with garlic, salt, black pepper and a drizzle of maple syrup. The sweet, savory, peppery flavors compliment the vegetables and a handful of chewy raisins and crunchy walnuts adds great texture.

This quick shredded Brussel sprouts recipe is great on its own but it’s even better when served warm on top of toasted sourdough bread slathered with vegan ricotta cheese. I made an easy homemade version of ricotta using tofu, recipe here.

sautéed brussel sprouts on sourdough bread


Brussel Sprouts – this nutrient-dense green vegetable is good source of vitamin C and vitamin K and it’s in season in the Fall and Winter months.

Tempeh Bacon – protein-rich tempeh bacons offers a subtle smokey flavor that compliments the earthy Brussel Sprouts.

Garlic Granules – I like using garlic granules for quick, easy flavor that isn’t too overpowering in this dish.

Raisins – this sweet and chewy ingredient helps to balance the savory and smokey flavors and creates a satisfying texture in the final dish!

Walnuts – crunchy chopped walnuts also offer great texture and as well as added nutrients like vitamin E and Omega 3.

Maple Syrup – just little goes a long way in rounding out this dish and making it really flavorful!

White Rice Vinegar – a dash right at the end adds life to final dish.

shredded brussel sprouts and tempeh bacon in a pan

What to Serve with Brussel Sprout and Ricotta Toast

I love this veggie packed toast on its own for a quick, light and satisfying meal, but it’s also delicious when paired with soup or salads like these:

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Brussel Sprout + Ricotta Toast 

Nicole Vranjican
Shredded Brussel sprouts, tempeh bacon, raisins and walnuts sautéed with savory spices and served on vegan ricotta toast. Easy vegan recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 slices tempeh bacon I use LightLife
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 18 medium Brussel Sprouts
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp kosher salt I use Morton's
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 handful raisins, cranberries or dried cherries
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 tsp white rice vinegar


  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to a sauté pan and crumble in the tempeh bacon. Cook for 2-3 minutes to brown and then add the Brussel sprouts and remaining olive oil.
  • Allow the veggies to sear for a 2-3 minutes then and the garlic powder, salt and pepper, maple syrup and mix well. 
  • Remove from the heat and add the vinegar and mix well.
  • Taste to see if you want to add more salt or maple and adjust accordingly.
    Tip: This is a good time to add a little heat with red pepper flakes or a dash of cayenne pepper if desired.


  • Toast the sourdough and spread a thick layer of vegan ricotta onto each slice. Top with the warm Brussel sprouts and enjoy! 


Don’t have white rice vinegar? A squeeze of fresh lemon juice to taste is a great alternative. 
Want a little more heat? Add some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper!
Not into raisins? Dried cranberries, cherries or chopped dates work well too! 
Wondering what to do with leftovers? This Brussel Sprout salad is actually great cold too so if you have leftovers you can serve this recipe as a side salad the next day. The raisins plump up and become super flavorful and all of the spices have time to marinate the veggies…the result is d e l i c i o u s so maybe keep this in mind and make extra to ensure that there will be leftovers! 
Keyword brussel sprouts, sourdough, vegan ricotta

Nicole Vranjican

Hey! I’m Nicole and I make practical vegan recipes for REAL life. I cook with simple, easy to find ingredients and I’m passionate about creating delicious plant-based meals that everyone will love!

I hope you enjoy my recipes and videos :) Happy Cooking!

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  1. Kelly
    October 18, 2022 / 5:36 pm

    5 stars
    I love your ricotta recipe and adding it to toast is a game changer. This is my new fall go to meal. I love that it’s hearty, fiber packed, filling. The only thing that I was confused about was when to add the raisins and walnuts as it wasn’t in the directions so I watched your video again and saw you added it with the brussels, so you may want to note that in your directions. So I’m sure they’d be better when they are warmed through the raisins and walnuts. I just added them after I took the brussels off the heat. Thanks for a delish recipe and all the food inspo you have given to your followers.

  2. Gail Nalven
    October 26, 2022 / 7:43 pm

    5 stars
    This is a winner!
    I didn’t have ricotta, and didn’t feel like making it, so I used a bit of an eggplant spread that I had in the fridge. It added some spice to go with the sweetness.


  3. Naomi
    October 26, 2023 / 5:37 pm

    5 stars
    Swapped the tempeh bacon for beyond sausage and it still turned out incredible!

    • Nicole Vranjican
      October 28, 2023 / 2:12 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks for letting me know

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