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Nutty Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Nutty Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 117 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.