Steamed Brussels Sprouts are simple to make and they are ready in about 15 minutes. You really don't need to overcomplicate a beautiful vegetable like Brussels sprouts. Soften them up, add butter, and a little salt and pepper, and you are all set.
WHY YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS STEAMED BRUSSELS SPROUTS RECIPE
Vibrant and Beautiful - These Steamed Brussels Sprouts should have a bright and vibrant green color. But how long to steam Brussels sprouts for? In order to avoid a mushy, bitter Brussels sprout, steam them until they are soft and tender. If they are over steamed, they will turn more of an olive green color and smell sulfuric.
Incredibly Easy to Make - If you've ever wondered how to steam Brussels sprouts, we have your answer! We love using a vegetable steamer that can be placed in the bottom of a sauce pan. And Brussels sprouts aren't the only vegetable you can steam. Try carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli.
Go With Everything - This Brussels sprouts recipe is a great side dish for any lunch or dinner meal. One of our favorite pairings is alongside this Chicken Fritta recipe.
They Are SO Good For You - Brussels sprouts are high in fiber and antioxidants. They also contain high levels of carotenoids which are great for eye health. And don't forget, they contain high levels of Vitamin C and K, and are low in carbohydrates (for all our low-carb friends out there).
KEY INGREDIENTS IN STEAMED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Brussels Sprouts - Brussels sprouts are wonderfully versatile. You can roast them, steam them, and even eat them raw in a salad.
Unsalted Butter - Unsalted butter is used in this recipe, but you can also use salted butter. Just adjust the amount of salt you add to the dish.
Salt and Pepper - Salt and pepper complete this dish, but feel free to adjust the amount to your liking.
HOW TO MAKE STEAMED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Place a basket steamer into a medium pot. Add water until it's about an inch below the bottom of the steamer basket.
Add the Brussels sprouts to steamer basket and place the lid on the pot.
Bring the water to a boil, then steam for an additional 5 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
Remove the pot from the heat, and carefully remove the lid.
Add the steamed Brussels sprouts to a bowl with the butter, salt, and pepper, and stir until the butter is melted and the brussels sprouts are evenly coated.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
BEST TIPS FOR STEAMED BRUSSELS SPROUTS
These Brussels sprouts are ready in about 15 minutes.
You can use fresh, or frozen and thawed Brussels sprouts. If you use frozen and thawed Brussels sprouts, reduce the steam time to 3-4 minutes.
When purchasing Brussels sprouts at the grocery store, there are a couple things to look for. You can purchase them while they are still attached to the stalk, loose in a bin, or in a bag, ready to go. You can also find them in the frozen aisle.
They will taste the freshest if you can find them still on the stalk, but you will need to factor in additional prep time to remove them.
To clean them, rinse them thoroughly under cold water and remove any brown leaves before steaming.
If your Brussels sprouts aren't uniform in size, halve the large ones so they all cook evenly.
Want crispy Brussels? Try these Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts.
MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES
Having a few go-to side dishes can be really helpful when you are planning out your meals for the week. Here are a few of our favorites that we've gathered for you:
- Pineapple Salad
- Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- 4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
- Keto Green Bean Casserole
- Keto Broccoli Salad
We hope you give them a try.
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- 1 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Place a basket steamer into a medium pot. Add water until its about an inch below the bottom of the steamer basket.
- Add the Brussels sprouts to steamer basket and place the lid on the pot.
- Bring the water to a boil, then steam for an additional 5 minutes, or until desired doneness is reached.
- Remove the pot from the heat, and carefully remove the lid.
- Add the steamed brussels sprouts to a bowl with the butter, salt, and pepper, and stir until the butter is melted and the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated.
- Serve warm.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- These brussels sprouts are ready in about 15 minutes.
- You can use fresh, or frozen and thawed brussels sprouts. If you use frozen and thawed Brussels sprouts, reduce the steam time to 3-4 minutes.
- Store these steamed Brussels sprouts in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.