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Fancy Brussels Sprouts

 Fancy Brussels Sprouts
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
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.