Sautéed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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Sautéed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts are a beautiful side dish for spring suppers. Light and buttery with a hint of fresh lemon, they’re so delicious!

Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

These sauteed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts can make a veggie lover out of just about anyone. I made these buttery, lemony greens one night for dinner and my husband, the Brussels Sprouts hater, chowed down on them! This is a great one if you are looking to get out of your side-dish rut. Now, you’ve probably seen Brussels sprouts spelled with or without an “s” at the end, right? Here’s the deal: these cute little cabbage-like vegetables are named for the town of Brussels, Belgium. So Brussels is the correct spelling. Now that we’ve gotten to the bottom of that, let’s talk about these delicious veggies. They are so yummy! Sure, they get a bad rap for being a dreaded vegetable and all, but give them a chance. They will surprise you!

Suggestions for Cooking Brussels Sprouts

There are several ways to cook up these little green veggies, but some methods are definitely better than others. Boiling is one way, but it’s hard to give the sprouts lots of flavor. So try some of these options:

  • For this recipe, I like to sautee the sprouts right on the stove top. Melt some butter in a pan, then add halved sprouts and sautee until the outer part is caramelized and the insides are tender.
  • You can roast these babies too! The roasting process cuts the butterness of the vegetables and you’ll get a crisp, crunchy side dish that doesn’t taste like a veggie at all.
  • Still not sold on how yummy they can be? Try serving them with our Easy Cheesy Brussels Sprout Sauce. Cheese makes everything better, so if you’re having a hard time getting your family behind trying Brussels sprouts, this is definitely the way to go.

More Delicious Veggie Side Dishes

Vegetables don’t have to taste bland or boring. Here are a few recipes to try:

Sauteed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

5 from 6 votes
Sautéed Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts are a beautiful side dish for spring suppers. Light and buttery with a hint of fresh lemon, they're so delicious!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Clean the brussel sprouts by trimming off the ends and peeling the outer layer of the sprout off. Cut each one in half.
  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once heated, add the halved brussel sprouts to the pan and saute for about 7-8 minutes on each side until the outer part is a caramelized brown and the inside is soft and fully cooked.
  • Add the garlic half way through the cooking.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to combine and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Add the cheese on top and serve.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 484mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1315IUVitamin C: 105mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 2mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the flavors and this is a great way to enjoy Brussels sprouts. The cheese really sets it over the top!

  2. 5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious! I love what roasting does for Brussels sprouts, so I’d probably finish them in the oven. Can’t wait to try them!

  3. 5 stars
    These sauteed lemon garlic Brussel sprouts look amazing and I can’t wait to make them for this Sunday dinner.

  4. 5 stars
    Brussels sprouts are a hit around my house and I’m always on the look out for a new recipe to try. Here it is!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m always looking for new and tasty ways to cook veggies for my family. These sauteed lemon garlic brussels sprouts will be a popular dish at our house.

  6. 5 stars
    You had me at brussels sprouts, but the addition of Gruyere cheese makes me go all in on this recipe! So easy and scrumptious!

  7. Tried this just now. My only complaint is….. I should have made more! Super good. Super easy. I’m keeping it. Next time I will double it, no, make that triple.

  8. Brussels are so good when made correctly. I cannot wait to try these, and I still totally have to email you. It’s on my list. 😉 You ladies are wonderful!!!

    1. Carrian- Thanks so much! I look forward to getting your email! It was so fun talking to you at the conference. Talk to you soon!