Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

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"Courtesy of Julia Child. This recipe showcases the flavor of this great vegetable. No one likes them smothered in balsamic and bacon more than I do, but this doesn't mask their nutty goodness. We eat these all the time."

Original recipe yields 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (195.4 g)
  • Calories 245.7
  • Total Fat - 19.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.9 mg
  • Sodium - 119.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.8 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 82.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 146 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Melt the butter and olive oil at medium-high in a skillet until the butter foams.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium, add the garlic and cook until lightly toasted.

Step 3

Remove the garlic and toss it out.

Step 4

Add the sprouts, cut side down. Cover and cook without stirring for about 15 minutes or until tender. The cut side should be nicely browned.

Step 5

Top with the parmesan, if desired (I really don't think this recipe needs it, but hey....go for it if it sounds good). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve and wait for your standing ovation!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! (But I put the garlic back in later.) I prefer a squeeze of lemon juice to finish rather than Parmesan.

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(3 Oct 2016)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This recipe will be made over and over again. We loved the flavor. The one thing I did differently was to leave the garlic in the pan- It gets all crispy and good in fact next time I may add a couple of cloves they were so good. Thanks Sandy for a keeper

(16 Aug 2012)


Surprise! We DO like brussels sprouts! And definitely try them with Parmesan. Oh yum! I'll be making them a lot more often. Thanks Jus'Sandy

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(1 Nov 2011)