Brussels Sprouts With Browned Butter Recipe -
Brussels Sprouts With Browned Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Brussels Sprouts With Browned Butter

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"Brussels sprouts with browned butter, garlic, and cooked red onions make a great side dish or a meal in itself. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Add Brussels sprouts; cook until slightly tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and run sprouts under cold water to stop the cooking process. Trim ends off each Brussels sprout and slice sprouts in half.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; arrange Brussels sprouts, cut sides down, in the hot oil. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts, keeping them in the same place, until cut sides are browned, 7 to 9 minutes.
  3. Mix red onion and garlic into Brussels sprouts; cook and stir mixture until Brussels sprouts are cooked through but still firm, 10 to 13 more minutes.
  4. Place butter in a cold saucepan; place saucepan over medium heat. Cook butter until it begins to bubble and foam, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, constantly stirring, until butter begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour browned butter over Brussels sprouts; toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 14, 2013

I have never tried brussell sprouts before...these were delicious! My picky husband liked them too! Thanks for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2013

didn't like the texture at all -


13 Ratings

Dec 04, 2014

I added some bacon and 1T brown sugar. Yummy

Oct 12, 2014

Excellent! Made as written except with half the oil and half the butter and it was outstanding. Will definitely make again.

Mar 26, 2014

I was a little bit nervous to try this but happy I did! My hubby and I have a new favorite side dish.I used butter flavored Crisco instead of oil and added some fresh mushrooms that I had in the fridge. Yummy!

Feb 10, 2014

I wasn't a brussel sprout fan...until now. I needed a quick and easy recipe that was different from the other vegetables that I normally cook. I tried it, I loved it and my family loved it! Delicious!

Apr 10, 2013

I had company over for Easter dinner and boy these brussel sprouts were the first thing to go. I should have made more. Followed the recipe as called for and I tell you I will make these again and again...thanks for the great recipe. I tried Chef John's recipe also and we liked these better. Not sure if it was the cold water bath that did the trick because I always cooked them in a steamer and they always came out a little soggy.

Feb 27, 2013

My husband and I really liked this recipe! We love brussels and normally just roast them. I made these for Valentine's Day, and we ate every bite! I browned the butter, then added the onions and brussels in to the same pan. I hate using more pans than necessary. They turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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