Nutty Brussels Sprouts Recipe
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Nutty Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Even my son will eat brussels sprouts when I make this side dish. I use pecans, but this English recipe is traditionally made with chestnuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen brussels sprouts, thawed and halved
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 117 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Trim brussels sprouts and cut an x in the core of each. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. water, salt and brussels sprouts to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Sprinkle with pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat until golden brown. Add pecans; cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add brussels sprouts; toss to coat. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Brussels Sprouts in Country December/January 2003, p49

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dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 247339
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2016

"I love Brussel Sprouts and this is a great recipe, I used toasted pecans and it was wonderful."

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 60275
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2009

"An easy, different, very delicious side dish."

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