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Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

 Sprouts with Water Chestnuts
This tasty side dish has become a family favorite at Thanksgiving, as well as throughout the year. A creamy sauce and water chestnuts give the sprouts a nice lift. —Genelle Smith Hanover, Pennsylvania
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained


  • Place sprouts in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1
  • in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 9-11 minutes or
  • until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, salt and
  • pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in water chestnuts.
  • Transfer brussels sprouts to a serving dish; serve with water
  • chestnut mixture. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 86 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 222 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.