Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts

I love having a fresh veggie side to go along with my main dinner dish. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts, don’t be intimidated. Growing up my family never ate brussel sprouts, so I’ll admit I wasn’t really sure what to do with them. Once I figured out how to prep them, I was ready to take on the mini cabbage. This is a simple, yet delicious Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts recipe. Give it a shot! 

Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 Tbsp Grapeseed or Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • Cut Ends of Brussel Sprouts

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  • Peel outer layers off the sprouts until they appear light green

Brussel Sprouts

  • Slice each sprout in half

Slice sprouts in half

  • Heat oil in pan over medium to medium-high heat
  • Saute minced garlic in olive oil for 1 minute
  • Wash Sprouts thoroughly under running water

Wash Sprouts

  • Add sprouts to pan, cut side down

Add sprouts to pan

  • Sprinkle sprouts with 1/2 of the seasoning
  • Squeeze lemon on sprouts, cut side up to catch any seeds in the palm of your hand

Squeeze lemon on sprouts

  • Add 1/2 cup water to pan

Add water to pan

  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes until water evaporates completely
  • Flip brussel sprouts, and remaining seasoning and 1/2 cup water

Flip brussel sprouts

  • Cook an additional 4-5 minutes until tender
  • Squeeze remaining lemon half over the sprouts
  • Serve and ENJOY! 

Seared Brussel Sprouts

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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    • I’m so happy you’ve tried a similar recipe. My family is officially addicted to eating them. I will admit, my 6 year old still turns his nose up at anything green..but everyone else loves them!

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  1. These actually look good!! Like a lot of people, I’ve never been a brussels sprouts kind of girl, but this looks worthy of trying. 🙂

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    • I was never really a brussel sprout fan either Brianna, but I kept seeing them in recipes around Thanksgiving so I decided to try them. I actually really liked them and making them this way is super easy and delicious!

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  2. Oh wow that just made me hungry! I love brussel sprouts and have a bag of them in my fridge now. I think I will make your pan seared brussel sprouts recipe tomorrow for dinner. Thanks for the great recipe 😀

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    • Thanks so much Maggie! They are really good cooked like this. Let me know how they turn out! 😀

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  3. I admit, I’m not a fan of Brussel sprouts, but you make these look good!

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    • I was never a big fan either, until I realized how simple and yummy they were. Thanks for stopping by Emma!

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    • That’s awesome Joanna! I would love to know how you like them. 🙂

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  4. Wow this really does make brussel sprouts look delicous! I only really got into this veggie as an adult and realize that flavor is the key to every good dish!!

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    • You’re so right Ana. Finding the right complimenting ingredients can make a huge difference in a recipe. I think the garlic and fresh lemon really add a nice zest to the sprouts. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I have never been a fan of brussel sprouts but these look amazing. I may have to break down and try it.

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    • That was how I felt too Tamara! I was like “brussel sprouts? No thank you!” But then I finally gave it a shot and I’m happy I did. 🙂

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    • They’re pretty yummy Brittany! I hope you enjoy the recipe. 🙂

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  6. I’ve never been one to openly eat Brussel sprouts, but this actually looks pretty tasty! I’m always finding ways to cook them so that I will eat them, and my kids will enjoy them also. Thank you for the recipe!

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    • Me neither Colleen, but honestly this is a simple and delicious recipe. Give it a shot! 🙂

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  7. I usually broil them but this looks better because you get that carmelization. I’ll have to try!

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    • They’re really good pan seared Terri. Give it a shot! 🙂

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