Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

“Ah, the much maligned Brussels sprout. I had never had them before, but saw some at the local produce market and decided I’d give them a try. I’m always looking for a new green vegetable or way to prepare green vegetables to have with my meals. These are so simple to make, and have a nice nutty finish. They are a great change from the normal zucchini or broccoli side dishes.” – April Ferre

Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

Course: Side Dishes – Vegetables


  • 15 Brussels Sprouts Halved Lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese Optional
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste


  • Melt butter and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until butter is melted and foamy.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Smash garlic with the flat of a knife and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic and discard.
  • Add sprouts, cut side down, cover, and cook without stirring on medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife. The cut side of the sprouts should get nice and browned, with a nutty, buttery flavor. Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

2018 Recipe – April Ferre – from via the Joy of Cooking