Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Pistachios


Tender Brussels sprouts with pistachios are caramelized until sweet and delicious. I had never tried Brussels sprouts before I tasted this recipe and immediately wondered why everyone hated them.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and yellow leaves removed

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 4 small red onions, cut into strips

  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pistachios


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts, cover, and steam until tender yet crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Melt butter in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onions and 3 tablespoons vinegar in hot butter until onions brown.

  3. Add steamed Brussels sprouts, sugar, and remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar to onions in the skillet. Sauté over medium heat until Brussels sprouts are lightly caramelized.

  4. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with pistachios to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
17g Fat
25g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 142mg 712%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 859mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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