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Simple Sautéed Brussel Sprouts

Only recently have brussel sprouts regained popularity as appetizers and side dishes in restaurants. Before that I and many others had rarely tried them or didn't necessarily have much interest in eating them. People seemed to view them as a relatively unliked vegetable.

Working as a waitress while going to school gave me the opportunity to try a lot of new foods. The last restaurant that I waitressed at served brussel sprouts as a side with most of their entrées. After trying them I was hooked.

This recipe is inspired by the brussel sprouts made by that restaurant. I did however make one major change. Although delicious, their brussel sprouts were sautéed in a butter flavored oil (a thick yellow liquid). I will take real butter or olive oil over that any day.

This recipe is a simple side dish that we love to serve with meatloaf, chicken breasts, or salmon. We have regularly made these for the last 5 years and never really get tired of them. Our two little guys even love them! They are delicious and only take about twenty minutes with minimal effort. Please try it out and let me know what you think!

Simple Sauteed Brussel Sprouts


  • 1 lb - brussel sprouts

  • 3 tbsp - butter

    • or 2 tbsp - olive oil

  • 2 tsp - seasoned salt (more to taste)

  • 1/4 cup - grated parmesan (optional)


  1. Cut up brussel sprouts into small pieces (as pictured above). I usually cut each one into eighths.

  2. Heat butter or oil in large pan on medium.

  3. Add brussel sprouts and sauté 15-20 minutes until tender and lightly browned, stirring frequently.

  4. Mix in seasoned salt and grated parmesan (if desired).

  5. Serve with your favorite dinner or enjoy them by themselves!

*Some other great mix ins are bacon bits, pecans, sautéed mushrooms, or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar


Thanks for being here.  -Rachel
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