Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Truly Delicious Brussels Sprouts

Chef John 21703

"If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try and discover the cooking technique that makes Brussels sprouts irresistible."


10 m servings 45 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 45 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over high heat until butter is melted and begins to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir Brussels sprouts and lemon juice into butter and oil; cook, stirring constantly, until sprouts are just heated through and starting to soften, about 45 seconds. Remove from heat.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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  1. 128 Ratings


I upped both the butter and olive oil to tablespoons. I did saute these a little longer than the recipe asked for, only because mine were not quite ready after 45 seconds. Though my family was l...

First, I'll confess that I actually like Brussels sprouts! I started slicing them long ago to trick my husband into eating them! For the longest time he thought it was cabbage, lol! Anyway, this...

These Brussels sprouts are indeed “truly delicious”. For years I have used the Julia Child method of lightly steaming the sprouts and then thinly slicing and sautéing them in butter. I now kno...

Yummy sprouts! Thanks, Chef John! So light and uplifting! Works well with cabbage too! I've been eating this regularly with either sprouts or cabbage. So much so that I've begun trying some...

I am looking forward to making these again for our Thanksgiving dinner. I bumped up the flavor last time by adding some bacon bits and some sliced almonds in as well near the end ( even a handfu...

This was fantastic! What a great change from the whole spouts and its amazing the flavor with just a couple of simple ingretients. Almost converted my son and he HATES brussels sprouts. For my h...

Oh, my goodness... this was amazing. Beats steamed or microwaved sprouts all hollow! They needed about 4 minutes before they started to brown, but I was starting with frozen sprouts which I'd ...

45 seconds is NOT enough time for these to soften. I cooked them a full 2 minutes and they were still pretty tough. They had a great flavor and the butter and lemon juice, but they were just not...

The great thing about this recipe is that its super easy to make, and only takes a few minutes. Perfect when you are looking for a veggie to add to a dinner!