Healthy recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & sage

November 21, 2012

Yield: 12 servings, about 1/2 cup each

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Recipe Description:

Chestnuts and Brussels sprouts are a classic pair—the toasty, rich nuts balance the sprouts. This dish cuts down on the holiday oven gridlock because it can be done on the stovetop.

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium chicken broth
  5. 3/4 cup coarsely chopped chestnuts (about 4 ounces; see Tip)
  6. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Steps:

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and cook until bright green and just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Melt butter with oil and broth in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts, chestnuts and sage and cook, stirring often, until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Tips & Notes:

  1. Tip: You don’t need to prepare your own chestnuts for this dish. Cooked and peeled chestnuts are available in jars at this time of year. Look for them in the baking aisle or near other seasonal food items.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 68 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 123 mg sodium; 311 mg potassium

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% dv)

1/2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

One thought on “Healthy recipe: Brussels sprouts with chestnuts & sage”

  1. Patrick Del Rosario says:

    This is really nutritious.It can be served as side dish or main course.

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