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Christmas Brussels Sprout Recipes

Updated on August 29, 2019
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Simple, tasty recipes, written by a foodie who has run their own continental cafe

Quick, Easy Brussels Sprout Recipes

Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts

Christmas dinner just isn't the same without Brussels Sprouts. In the UK, from Autumn until Spring Brussels Sprouts are readily available and cheap. They are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and bio flavonoids; they count as one of your 'five a day', and contain iron and calcium. Why would you not eat them?

I absolutely adore this vegetable and could eat boiled sprouts three times a day without becoming bored, BUT, I know there are a few strange people out there who struggle to love the humble sprout, let alone actually put one in their mouth, so maybe these recipe ideas might tempt even hardened sprout haters to give this nutritious vegetable another try.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves four

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying
  • 1 oz/28g butter
  • 6 brussels sprouts per person, stalk and outer leaves removed, then shredded
  • 1 can/vac pack, chestnuts

Instructions

  1. Add the oil to a frying pan and fry the diced onions until soft..
  2. When the onions are soft add the crushed garlic and fry for a minute. Garlic burns really easily, so don't overcook it otherwise the dish will be bitter.
  3. Add the shredded sprouts. Turn down the heat and cover. Cook for five minutes.
  4. Add the chestnuts. Cover and cook for another five minutes.
  5. When the shredded sprouts are al dente, remove from the heat and stir in the butter to glaze the vegetables, then serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variation - Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

This is a really simple variation on the above dish; pancetta works really well with sprouts and chestnuts.

  1. Empty a pack of pancetta - about 2 oz or 50g into the frying pan and fry in the oil until beginning to brown.
  2. Add the onions and follow the recipe as before.

Recipe Variation - Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts

Another really simple recipe variation.

  1. Simply add 100g hazelnuts to the oil in the frying pan before frying the onions.
  2. Cook the nuts until they take on some colour - five minutes.
  3. Then add the onions and continue as before.
  4. Leave out the chestnuts in this recipe.

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      healthy soup recipes 

      10 years ago

      Thank you so much for the recipe. And don't forget the green bean casserole for christmas.

    • Georgina_writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Georgina Crawford 

      10 years ago from Dartmoor

      Thanks rick. I'll give your recipe a try - sounds great. Really enjoying your Christmas hubs.

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      Rick Zimmerman 

      10 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Georgina: Recently tried fresh sprouts drizzled in olive oil and garlic and roasted until brown-black and almost crunchy! I'll be trying your recipes soon. I am also celebrating reaching my 500th Hub with a special holiday greeting to my followers! May this Festive Season bring you Warmth, Friendship and Happiness, no matter when or how or with whom you celebrate! To add to your holiday merriment, I offer all of my hubs devoted to this time of year: All About Santa; The Polar Bear; Kris Kringle, the College Years; An Alphabetical Christmas; All About the North Pole; Enjoy Reindeer; and, of course, Little-Known Santas No. 1 through No. 17! Enjoy!

    • Georgina_writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Georgina Crawford 

      10 years ago from Dartmoor

      Thanks Granny's House.

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      Granny's House 

      10 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I am going to bookmark this. I can't wait to try the recipes. Thanks for sharing

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      TLMinut 

      11 years ago

      Glad you mentioned this in the forum - I have a bag full of Brussels sprouts from my co-op and didn't really know what to do with them! This helps even if I am the only one here who will eat them. I think they're delicious.

    • Georgina_writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Georgina Crawford 

      11 years ago from Dartmoor

      Absolutely - my idea of heaven. in fact it's sprouts for supper tonight!

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      jennasbigbras 

      11 years ago

      Brussel sprouts boiled up with nothing more than WAY too much butter and a good grind of black pepper and nutmeg does it for me. Why mess with perfection!

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