Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Welcome to Day 2 of the Inspiralized Thanksgiving marathon. Can this be classified as a marathon, even though it’s only taking place for five days? I vote yes.

I’m really flexing my creative muscles today, as I recreate “Brussel Sprouts with Apples” by getting fancy with spiralized apples and tossing in some ham for more flavor. I’m pretty sure this is a common holiday side dish and if it isn’t, it should be, because it’s absolutely delectable (and even more so once Inspiralized!)

Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Can someone travel back in time and let the pilgrims and Native Americans know about this? For lack of such technology, I’m going to just let y’all know about it instead.

Instead of leaving the brussel sprouts whole, I chopped them into quarters for a “hash.” This way, the creamy maple sauce covers more of the vegetable. Ham and maple syrup should be as common of an expression as “peanut butter and jelly,” because this combo is the perfect definition of “sweet and savory.”

Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Once the brussel sprout and ham hash is prepared, it’s simply mixed in with the apple noodles and served straight away. The savoriness of the chicken broth prevents the side dish from being too sweet and creates a sauce that coats the veggies and ham and then warms the apple noodles. Plus, the noodles add a crisp crunchiness!

Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Never spiralized an apple before? It’s easy! Just load it straight into the spiralizer, no chopping off the ends or cutting it in half. Here’s a video to prove it:

You know the one thing I’m worried most about? That my mother’s going to want me to Inspiralize her whole Thanksgiving now. Sorry, mom. I’m taking a break on Turkey Day!

Maple Brussel Sprout & Ham Hash with Apple Noodles

Yields 2

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 8-10 whole brussel sprouts
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup ham in half-inch cubes
  • 2 apples (I used a red Braeburn), Blade C


  1. Slice the ends off each brussel sprout, remove the outer leaves and quarter lengthwise. Set aside.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add in the red pepper flakes and shallots and cook for 1 minute or until the shallots soften.
  3. Add the brussel sprouts to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently. Once brussel sprouts have softened and lightly browned, drizzle with the maple syrup and add in the chicken broth and ham. Stir to combine thoroughly and cook for 2 minutes or until the broth reduces and thickens. Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  4. Using a scissor, cut the apple noodles so that they are no more than 6” each noodle. Add in the apple noodles and toss carefully to combine.
  5. Plate into a serving platter and enjoy!

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  1. Jennifer Corbet :
    That looks Deeeee-Vine!
    • Thanks so much Jennifer!
      • Jennifer Corbet :
        Just starting: how much garlic?
      • Jennifer Corbet :
        Made the recipe with a little onion (out of shallots) and one clove of garlic. Sat down for a rare and lovely breakfast with my husband before he went to work. The dish was a huge hit with us both, and will definitely be repeated. Thank you! It is dishes like this that make me so glad that I both eat Paleo and bought a spiralizer. My hubby said this morning that he is eating things that he NEVER would have before, and really enjoying it. Me too.
      • I'm so glad to hear that you are helping your hubby eat more healthy - that's my goal! I'm so happy you liked this recipe and are having fun with your spiralizer. Thanks for your kind note :)
  2. Lovely recipes and presentation!
  3. Gonna make this excited!!! Thanks for the great recipe, Ali!!
  4. We really liked this! It was very different from anything we'd had before. Our apple kept becoming jammed in the spiralizer, but we made it work. I didn't see garlic on the ingredient list, but it was mentioned later. We put one large clove, but I will do more next time. Thank you for the innovative idea!


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