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Brussels Sprouts with Water Chestnuts

This reliable recipe dates back to the 1970s. A dash of nutmeg adds interest to the fast-to-fix combination of buttery brussel sprouts and crunchy water chestnuts.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper and ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Remove any loose leaves and trim stem ends of brussels sprouts. Cut an "x" in the core end of each with a sharp knife.
  • Place sprouts in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add the water chestnuts, salt, pepper and nutmeg; heat through. Stir in brussels sprouts.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 89 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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