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Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Kick up those sprouts that lots of folks claim to dislike. Even my toddler eats these up. — Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 208 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Cut brussels sprouts in half. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until sprouts begin to brown.
  2. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in broth, lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 8-10 minutes or until sprouts are tender.
  3. Stir in butter and lemon peel until butter is melted. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Butter Brussels Sprouts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p20

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 208 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"As previous reviews noted a very easy recipe and very tasty. I did not change a thing when I made it. No need to make any changes. This a keeper I will make again and again."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Made as written. Wonderful tasting quick recipe. Thanks for sharing."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Husband and I love these! Made just as written - very tasty and a welcome change to roasted sprouts."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Brussies have always been one of our favorite veggies, so when I saw this recipe, I just had to give it a whirl. I have made a similar version but this one takes it up a few bumps, especially with the lemon. As a volunteer field editor, I highly recommend this recipe, and it will be a regular on my table."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I do not really care for brussel sprouts but know that I need to incorporate more "greens" into my diet so I tried this recipe. Surprisingly, it was very good. I loved the zing of the lemon juice. I did add some cayenne pepper to give it some zip. I will definitely make this again and add some crumbled bacon."

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