Basic Buttered Brussels Sprouts

This member of the cabbage family is sold on stalks or in plastic bags in the produce section of most supermarkets.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and outer leaves removed
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil; stir in salt, add Brussels sprouts, return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for about 6–12 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Drain.
  • Transfer sprouts to a large serving bowl; add butter and stir to melt. Gently toss with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to coat.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and outer leaves removed
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil; stir in salt, add Brussels sprouts, return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for about 6–12 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Drain.
  • Transfer sprouts to a large serving bowl; add butter and stir to melt. Gently toss with salt, pepper, and nutmeg to coat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories120
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate3g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars0g
Protein1g