Fresh and tender sautéed Brussels sprouts have crispy leaves and a tender-crisp center. The sweetness from the caramelized shallots provides a great balancing flavor. Enjoy them with lemon, or try one of the variations below to better match your main dish., August 2021


Credit: Will Dickey

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add Brussels sprouts; cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown in places, 3 to 4 minutes. Add shallot and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until the Brussels sprouts are beginning to soften and char and the shallot begins to caramelize, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper until the butter has melted.



Smoky Sautéed Brussels Sprouts: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring in 1 teaspoon smoked paprika with the salt and pepper.

Cumin-Lime Sautéed Brussels Sprouts: Prepare recipe as directed, substituting grated lime zest and lime juice for the lemon zest and juice and stirring in 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin with the salt and pepper.

Lemon-Parmesan Sautéed Brussels Sprouts: Prepare recipe as directed. Sprinkle the hot Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup
198 calories; fat 16g; cholesterol 15mg; sodium 321mg; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 4g; sugars 3g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 1035IU; potassium 485mg.