Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Brussels sprouts are one food that picky eaters often resist. This recipe will change their mind. You can also add garlic and dried fruits. —Jennifer Armellino, Lake Oswego, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 281 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place Brussels sprouts in pan, cut side down; cook 4-5 minutes or until bottoms are browned.
  2. Add cranberries and water; cook, covered, 1-2 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Stir in walnuts; cook and stir until water is evaporated. Stir in vinegar. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Walnut Brussels Sprouts in Taste of Home December 2014, p25

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jnestler User ID: 1140894 259702
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"This was very tasty and I usually avoid brussels sprouts when I see them offered. But not anymore. Love this! We will be making this again."

maryannet User ID: 1456288 259432
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"I bought a bag of Brussels Sprouts at Costco. I used frozen cranberries instead of dried. Orange juice instead of water. Tastes good."

eskie137 User ID: 8087359 259424
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"Just love this recipe for sprouts, after reading another review I was also naughty and added bacon. Will definitely be making again."

annrms User ID: 2649709 254895
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"We loved this side dish! It's "elegant". I toasted the nuts to bring out more flavor and to crisp them up a bit. I will be making this again."

tennis-twin User ID: 1886932 252773
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"These are awesome!! Great side dish. I don't usually eat brussel sprouts, but these are delicious!!"

gavilan91 User ID: 8675312 240199
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"5 Star"

yvoscholle User ID: 8650636 238832
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"For the first time EVER my family ate brussel sprouts! I was naughty and added bacon, but what a wonderful recipe! THANK YOU!"

sal369 User ID: 81123 236980
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"We loved this! My husband said these were the best Brussels sprouts he has had, and my son had thirds. Loved the combination of flavors, the cranberries really add to the dish. I think a good balsamic is key here as well."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 223602
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Mmmm - mmmm, good. Couldn't wait to eat the leftovers, even great cold!"

allibmd User ID: 8185585 216106
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Made this 3 days ago & had to go online for the recipe to make it again for family on vacation. Had to create this account to start reviewing because totally disagree with the bad review. I'm not generally a big fan of Brussel sprouts but these were great. I did add a little chopped crisp bacon."

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