Belgian Cuisine

There is so much more to Belgian cuisine than just waffles, frites and chocolate. Over the years and even centuries, Belgian cuisine has been strongly influenced by neighbouring countries of which France has had the largest impact. Belgian dishes are made with French finess but use mostly local and seasonal ingredients. And even though Belgian is the size of a handkerchief, there is a wide variety of very regional foods and dishes.

This section with Belgian recipes combines both traditional Belgian dishes as well as recipes I have created myself but that do not fit in a specific region or cuisine. And since I’m born and raised in Belgium, I have rated these as Belgian recipes.

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Brussels sprouts soup

Brussels sprouts soup

This Brussels sprouts soup recipe is a hearty and comforting dish bursting with vibrant flavors and nutrients. It's perfect to make ahead so you'll always have a bowl of warming soup available for a chilly day. Loaded with mildly sweet, fragrant and earthy flavors,...

Curried Belgian endive soup with apple

Curried Belgian endive soup with apple

This curried Belgian endive soup with apple is an elegant, delicious and festive soup dish highlighting the unique flavor of Belgian endives. The sweet apple and fragrant curry powder creates a perfect balance with the subtle bitterness of the endives. The velvety...

Belgian endive soup (chicory soup)

Belgian endive soup (chicory soup)

Belgian endive soup is a flavorful and comforting dish that highlights the unique taste of Belgian endives. The subtle bitterness of Belgian endives is balanced with rich savory flavors creating a well-rounded flavor profile. The distinctive taste of this Belgian...

Classic pumpkin soup

Classic pumpkin soup

This classic pumpkin soup recipe is rich, heartwarming and bursting with flavor. It is remarkably easy to make using just a handful of ingredients. This velvety smooth and naturally creamy pumpkin soup offers a warm, earthy and slightly sweet taste. Topped with...

Carbonnade Flamande – Flemish beef stew

Carbonnade Flamande – Flemish beef stew

Carbonnade Flamande or Flemish beef stew is a hearty, satisfying and flavoursome dish. Originating from Belgium, this humble stew consists of tender beef cubes simmered in a rich flavoured sauce made with brown beer, onions, mustard and aromatic herbs. With the beef...

Belgian endive salad with egg

Belgian endive salad with egg

This Belgian endive salad with egg is a crisp and vibrant side dish that boasts a soft, unique taste profile. The gentle bitterness of the endives is combined with the rich and creamy taste of eggs coated with a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing. A fresh and...

Celeriac soup with pecans

Celeriac soup with pecans

This celeriac soup recipe is a silky, smooth and creamy winter warmer topped with pecans for some extra crunch. Highlighting the subtle, earthy and nutty undertones, celeriac soup, which is also known as celery root soup is a budget-friendly, dairy-free and...

Beet tartare with apple and feta

Beet tartare with apple and feta

This beet tartare recipe combines earthy beetroot with sweet apple, pickled cucumber and salty feta cheese into a vibrant and delicious appetizer. Feta and beetroot tartare is a vegetarian recipe full of textures and colours that can be served as a side dish for a...

Curried egg salad sandwich

Curried egg salad sandwich

Curried egg salad is an interesting twist to your classic egg salad recipe. The creamy mayonnaise dressing is spiced up with a dash of curry powder, tangy Dijon mustard and a hint of paprika powder. This salad comes together in no time and is a great way to use up any...

Asparagus omelet recipe

Asparagus omelet recipe

This asparagus omelet recipe is a healthy and tasty meal that comes together quickly with fluffy eggs wrapped around grilled asparagus and finished off with a pinch of flaky sea salt and fresh parsley. This asparagus and eggs recipe is perfect to serve as an indulgent...

Creamy tuna pasta with leek

Creamy tuna pasta with leek

This creamy tuna pasta recipe with leek is a healthy, easy and comforting pasta dish. The combination of savory tuna, sweet leeks and a creamy zesty sauce topped with parmesan shavings makes this dish fresh, light and great for a light and quick lunch or an easy...

Honey mustard dressing

Honey mustard dressing

This homemade honey mustard dressing is rich, creamy, tangy, sweet and delicious. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this honey mustard vinaigrette will be your go-to dressing for a wide range of salads. I used to make it easy for myself and just drizzle some...

How to cook mussels mariniere

How to cook mussels mariniere

Mussels marinières is a delicious classic mussels recipe. Steaming the mussels with onions, garlic and celery gives this dish its subtle yet delicate taste, which is rather sweet and soft with a hint of ocean flavour. Moules marinières or steamed mussels is considered...

Roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash

Roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash

This oven roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash recipe is a healthy and flavorful side dish, easy to make and ready in no time. A delicious vegetable recipe perfect to serve during the holiday season, like Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year or as a winter...

Easy dill pickle potato salad

Easy dill pickle potato salad

Dill pickle potato salad: This easy potato salad recipe is filled with crunchy dill pickles and pearl onions. A creamy mayonnaise and mustard dressing brings this salad together as the perfect side dish for a whole range of main courses in both winter and summertime....

How to roast chestnuts at home

How to roast chestnuts at home

Roasting chestnuts at home is easy, fun and fills your house with a delicious aroma. You can roast chestnuts in the oven or on the stovetop in just a few easy steps. It's a fun activity to do during the holidays or even on a weeknight during fall or winter time. Who...

Wild boar stew with mushrooms

Wild boar stew with mushrooms

This easy, hearty and comforting wild boar stew recipe is loaded with aromatic herbs and mushrooms. Braising the wild boar meat in red wine makes it tender enough to just melt in your mouth. This wild boar casserole is a perfect dish to make ahead of time or to...

Roasted chestnut and mushroom soup

Roasted chestnut and mushroom soup

Looking for a recipe for a comforting bowl of fall or winter soup? This hearty roasted chestnut and mushroom soup recipe is a real autumn and winter favourite. Chestnut soup with mushrooms You know autumn has started when the leaves of the trees are slowly turning...

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