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Nutty Brussels Sprouts

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


  • 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


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

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