Fancy Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Fancy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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This is a simple and tasty way to dress up brussels sprouts for the holidays. The parsley, sugar and crisp water chestnuts make the sprouts fresh tasting and festive looking. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 pints fresh brussels sprouts or 4 cups frozen brussels sprouts, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 67 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 34 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, parsley, sugar and salt if desired to a boil. Add brussels sprouts. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until tender. Drain; add water chestnuts and butter and heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fancy Brussels Sprouts in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p31

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