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Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

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"Brussels sprouts are so healthy, but coming up with a recipe that pleases a crowd (especially a teenager) can be a challenge. Well, challenge heard, received, and won! This will become one of your go-to weeknight sides. It's easy, healthy, and delicious!"
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30 m servings 270 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Fill a saucepan with 1/2-inch water and bring to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts, cover, and cook until easily pierced with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium-low heat until melted. Add almonds and garlic clove; cook and stir until lightly toasted, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and discard garlic clove.
  3. Stir lemon zest, salt, and pepper into almonds; add to bowl of Brussels sprouts.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add bread crumbs; stir until evenly coated and golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Add to bowl of Brussels sprouts.
  5. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over Brussels sprouts; toss to combine.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can trim up and blanch Brussels sprouts earlier in the day and reheat them before tossing with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 270 calories; 19 g fat; 21 g carbohydrates; 10.5 g protein; 35 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I sliced the sprouts and sauteed them in a tablespoon of oil until wilted. I used sliced almonds, and had no fresh lemon, so I used a bit of lemon juice. I am no fan of sprouts but I will defin...

Made as written except that I used slivered almonds instead of whole one because I already had them on hand. This turned out really good. My only complaint is that the the nice golden brown pank...