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Sesame Brussels Sprouts

"I love brussels sprouts," says Melanie DuLac of Worcester, Massachusetts. "Prepared this way, they're nicely seasoned and get a bit of crunch from sesame seeds."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a large saucepan, cook the brussels sprouts in 1 cup water and bouillon for 6-8 minutes or until tender; drain and keep warm. In the same pan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, garlic and remaining water until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add sprouts and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 88 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1008mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 vegetable.

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  • ellimaye1
    Jun 13, 2018

    I love garlic, but this was too strong for me.

  • amanda3475
    Nov 10, 2014

    quite tasty!

  • niftyfifty20
    Jan 17, 2012

    This recipe was in one of the Taste of Home cookbooks which I lost! I was so happy to find it here becaue it was my favorite way to eat brussel sprouts. Savory, crispy goodness. If your family doesn't care for brussel sprouts, try again with this recipe!