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Boiled Brussels Sprouts Recipe-1672

Photo by: Joey De Leo
Comments: 1


Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 quart Brussels sprouts, prepared for cooking
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


Place sprouts in a saucepan with water and salt, cover, and boil gently 15-20 minutes until crisp-tender. Drain, season with pepper and butter, and serve.


Low-Calorie Brussels Sprouts: Season with 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice or tarragon vinegar and a pinch of nutmeg instead of butter.

Per serving (4-6): 40-25 C, 0 mg cu. 155-105 mg S

Brussels Sprouts Parmigiana: Boil and drain as directed but do not season. Place sprouts in a buttered 2-quart casserole, top with ½ cup melted butter and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes at 350°F.

Per serving (4-6): 270-180 C, 55-35 mg CH, 510-340 mg S*

Dilled Sprouts in Sour Cream: Boil and drain as directed but do not season. Quarter each sprout or, if small, halve. Return to pan and stir in 1½ cups sour cream, 4 minced scallions, 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill (or ½ teaspoon of the dried), ½ teaspoon salt, and a pinch white pepper. Set over lowest heat, cover, and warm 5-7 minutes, taking care cream doesn’t boil.

Per serving (4-6): 230-155 C, 35-25 mg en. 475-320 mg S*


To Parboil for Use in Other Recipes: Follow recipe above but cut cooking time in half. Omit seasonings.

© 1975, 1985 Doubleday/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, Inc.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional information is provided by the author.

Per serving (4-6): 90-60 C, 15-10 mg CN, 215-145 mg S*


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  • Foodjunkie

    03.06.14 Flag comment

    Unless these are monstrously big sprouts 20 minutes is way to long to cook them. Most spouts will be bitter, overcooked mush after 20 minutes.


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