Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter


Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Brown Butter

These days, Brussels sprouts are a pretty trendy ingredient. And everyone claims to have a recipe that will make even the most hardcore Brussels hater change their tune. Well, I am making that same claim now and my recipe for Caramelized Brussels sprouts with browned butter  has the added benefit of being ridiculously quick and easy. A hot pan caramelizes the sprouts in a matter of minutes and a little browned butter drizzled over makes them a delectable side dish. Even my Brussels-hating husband loves caramelized Brussels sprouts with brown butter!

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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter


  • 1 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, washed, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • More salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering but not smoking.
  2. Lay Brussels sprouts in a single layer cut-side down into pan and let cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Toss them quickly with a spatula, cover the pan and let cook another minute or two, until just becoming tender.
  3. Transfer sprouts to a medium bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Add butter to the hot pan, reduce heat to medium, and let cook until browned and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Drizzle butter over sprouts and serve immediately. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 2

Cholesterol: 31mg

Food energy: 205 Calories

Total fat: 19g (76.4% calories from fat)

Carbohydrate: 9g

Protein per serving: 4g

Total dietary fiber: 4g

Sodium per serving: 378mg


*The recipe can easily be doubled but you may need to work in batches to caramelize the Brussels sprouts.

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