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Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


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


  • 1. Remove any loose leaves and trim stem ends of brussels sprouts. Cut an "x" in the core end of each with a sharp knife.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.