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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.



  1. Cut off the brown ends of the brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. Cut them in half. Slice a medium onion in to long strips.
  2. Coat the bottom of your skillet with olive oil and set on medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions and brussels sprouts and stir. Make sure to coat as much of the vegetables as possible. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garlic is great in this as well.
  4. Constantly stir sprouts and onions to avoid burning.
  5. Brussels sprouts will wilt and leaves will turn black and brown this is a good thing.
  6. Continue to cook and stir veggies until onions are clear and sprouts are soft.
  7. Serve hot. No butter needed!
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I used vegatable broth instead of Olive oil and this came out fabulous! Thank you.
08 Jan 12 by member: molly2031
my dad HATES brussel sprouts with a passion but somehow managed to turn that around after letting him try this :) YUM
05 Jan 12 by member: biomed
I personally use ghee to cook these in instead of olive oil as the ghee gives it a nuttier flavor.
19 Sep 11 by member: Boudica
This is really a 5+. I loved it before but then I added some lemon juice after is was finished cooking. These puppies are even good cold!
08 Jun 11 by member: bethks
I love it we like to add a bit of chopped bacon to the mix . Will make again
16 Mar 11 by member: rockinyourshoe
GRAND!! I love brussels! I'm not that picky anyways.. You could put dirt on a bagel & I'd prolly eat it =)
23 Jan 11 by member: SugaBabySoSexy
this is a really good recipe for a food that has a bad reputation. It was served for Thanksgiving and my 2 year old grandson loved it as well as his parents.
26 Nov 10 by member: nurselnels
Do you boil the sprouts first, and then cook with the onions? Wouldn't they take a long time to cook if not boiled first?
23 Oct 10 by member: sarahsmum
We luv, luv, luv us some sprouts!!! I make a very similar version of this recipe. We fry them in a bit of butter mixed with the oil and skip the onion. Keep the sprouts cut side down and cover with a pan lid to steam. You want the cut side nice and browned. When serving add some cracked black pepper and grated parmesan cheese. These are GREAT!
23 Oct 10 by member: Wifezilla
I think this is about 6 servings based on the 3 cups of brussels at 1/2 cup serving each. I like to add a slice of bacon as well, adds to flavor and crunch and roasts better at about 400* in the oven. They are very yummy!
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Nutrition summary:

There are 131 calories in 1 serving of Caramelized Brussels Sprouts.
Calorie break-down: 67% fat, 26% carbs, 7% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 93
Calories 131
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.35g 16%
  Saturated Fat 1.447g 7%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.185g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.409g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 301mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8.98g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
  Sugars 2.72g  
Protein 2.55g  
Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 386%
Calcium 13% Iron 23%
of RDI*
(131 calories)
7% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (26%)
Fat (67%)
Protein (7%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories