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Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

 Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts
This reliable recipe dates back to the 1970s. A dash of nutmeg adds interest to the fast-to-fix combination of buttery brussel sprouts and crunchy water chestnuts.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper and ground nutmeg


  • Remove any loose leaves and trim stem ends of brussels sprouts. Cut
  • an "x" in the core end of each with a sharp knife.
  • Place sprouts in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1
  • in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add the water chestnuts, salt,
  • pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Stir in brussels sprouts. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 89 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.