Brown butter always seems to be finding its way into my veggies, and for that, I’m thankful. :)

I love brussels sprouts almost anyway they come (except steamed) but when sliced, something magical seems to happen. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I’m convinced it has the power to convert any non-believers.¬†Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Simply put? Vegetables this divine deserve a place at every meal.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter - 4 servings

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • salt & pepper

Clean brussels sprouts, cut off bottom and thinly slice.

Add butter to small sauce pan and heat over medium until butter browns, about 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add brussels sprouts and saute for about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.

Drizzle brown butter over brussels sprouts and serve!

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17 Comments (Reply )

  1. kate
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    i got some of the best brussels at the farmers market last week. you have to try them roasted with maple syrup and balsalmic. super yummy!


    • Emily
      Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:25 am

      I’ve never tried them with maple, I’ll have to do that! Any excuse for more brussels sprouts works for me!


  2. Jen
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    These look great. I have brussels sprouts in my garden that I’ve been waiting to use. I might have to try this. Usually I slice them and saute them with pancetta and craisins – sounds crazy but is delicious!


    • Emily
      Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:26 am

      Oh I love brussels with some cured pork! Amazing! I bet the sweetness from craisins adds a whole different dimension!


  3. Angela
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    I love brussel sprouts and the addition of brown butter makes them so much better. Somehow, even though my bf doesn’t love veggies, he loves brussels so we’ll have to give this a try!


  4. Angharad
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    Browned butter makes pretty much everything taste like magic. I had brown buttered kale for the first time at that picnic operetta thing I volunteered at and – oh my – it was extraordinary.


  5. Mo@MommyRD
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    I love brussel sprouts roasted with maple syrup, but browned butter makes everything better.!


  6. Tracey
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I have a big bag of brussels sprouts in my fridge that need to be cooked up. I usually just top mine with some olive oil and spices because my husband doesn’t like butter. I don’t understand how he can’t like butter, I just don’t get it.


  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    I truly love brussels sprouts! They’re my favorite veggie! Never done the brown butter thing. I’m excited to try it!


  8. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

    Browned butter is pretty much perfection in a saucepan.


  9. theHealthyapron
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

    The one of two healthy foods I can’t stomach: brussel sprouts and kale. I don’t know what it is…


  10. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

    I love brussels sprouts! I usually roast tem whole, but I love the idea of slicing them up. I bet the texture is great. Yum!


  11. mary beth hughes
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    yes, brown butter does make anything better!!!


  12. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    We must be on the same wavelength because I made brussels sprouts with brown butter 2 nights ago! I added a little cinnamon to the brown butter and then tossed the brussels sprouts in it with a few dried cranberries- very fall-like! :)


  13. the actor's diet
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

    just got a huge stalk of brussels! but with my hi cholesterol news, i think i’ll have to skip the butter :(


  14. Holly
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    i love butter. i love brussel sprouts. i love this dish.


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