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Recipe for Brussels sprouts 'sliders' courts controversy before Thanksgiving

Looks like another healthy take on a classic comfort food has people across the internet up in arms

In preparation for the biggest food holiday of the year, The New York Times posted a recipe for Brussels sprouts sliders on Monday, touting it as “your new favorite Thanksgiving appetizer” on Twitter.

The dish looks pretty cute and while Brussels sprouts are a pretty popular veggie to serve on Turkey Day, many on social media were quick to weigh in with their own personal thoughts on the dish.

“I would rather eat my own fingers,” one person wrote, while another said it was a “perfect way to get uninvited to future gatherings."

The dish is made with two roasted Brussels sprouts sandwiching a confit of caramelized onions, tangy mustard and savory tempeh. Fans of the polarizing veggie were intrigued by the dish and praised the flavor profile, but for those who really, really love traditional beef burger sliders, the dish basically seems a nightmare come to life. (If you have some time, it’s worth it to go through the Twitter comments, just for the hilarious reaction GIFs.)

Some experienced a flashback to the time the publication suggested people use peas in their guacamole, which caused an uproar in 2015.

It seems these days there’s always a healthy version of a recipe we know and love, and many times there’s some serious backlash — for example, this avocado mac and cheese which people thought was no gouda, or this hand salad recipe from Bon Appetit that had people waving it away.

Of course, sometimes there are some hits when it comes to experimenting with healthy recipes.

And if you’re looking for some Brussels sprouts dishes to serve for Thanksgiving, we have plenty for you to try:

Sheinelle's Brussels Sprouts
Sheinelle's Brussel Sprouts
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Who says kids have to hate Brussels sprouts? TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones shares her recipe that has her children eating the veggie like popcorn. The secret ingredient? A packet Goya Salad & Vegetable seasoning.

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Packed with flavor thanks to the chorizo and lime, this hearty side dish will have your family asking for seconds.

Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Pistachios
Bobby Flay's Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranates and Pistachios
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Looking for a Brussels sprouts recipe that just screams holiday? This one features the seasonal flavor of pomegranate and has tastes of sweet and salty and tart. Plus, it’s visually appealing which makes it a perfect dish for the Thanksgiving table.

Lidia's Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Bacon
Lidia's Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Bacon
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Want to love Brussels sprouts but need some encouragement? Hey, bacon makes everything better! Try this delicious recipe from star chef Lidia Bastianich.

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