MeatlessMonday : Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine Sauce

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine Sauce is a quick delicious side that’s ready in under 15 minutes. The brussel sprouts are lightly seasoned and sauteed in this rich brown butter – red wine sauce that’s simmered to perfection. It tastes absolutely stunning and pretty light in texture.
Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine SauceHey Everyone, a Happy Monday to you’ll and I’ve a quick question for you ‘How many of you like Brussel Sprouts’ ?
Now, don’t be shy and I know a couple of you who would be like ‘Seriously’!! Don’t worry, I was there too and gradually developed a liking to these cute little brussel sprouts. I mean you do see it almost everywhere and many a times you would thought – What is this tiny looking miniature cabbage sorta veggie. Trust me, I’ve been through all that and would definitely give in to ‘D’ for making me try them. I still remember the first time we bought them and cooked them lightly and I just ate 1 piece – it was on my plate for the longest time. But gradually over the years, we tried different recipes and finally stuck on two – 1. The regular, steam and eat (The best & most healthy) and 2. Sauteeing it in brown-butter-red wine sauce (It hand’s down taste best). And also, everything taste good with a little wine 😉Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine Sauce-easycookingwithmollyThis method is fairly simple, just cut them in halves and steam for 5 minutes. In the meantime, prepare this gorgeous brown butter – red wine sauce which is so light and smells soooooooo good, I can almost eat it right off the pan. But hang tight, we are getting there 🙂 Saute the steamed brussel sprouts for 2 minutes, add the sauce, seasoning and saute some more (I like them lightly sauteed, but go ahead and saute some more if you may like)
That’s it, just serve and enjoy with your favorite entree or with just about anything. I’ve sprinkled them with some cheese, but If you are vegan or don’t want the cheese, it’s absolutely fine and won’t effect the taste at all. 
So enjoy this recipe during your holiday parties or just for a cozy night in.

TIP: Whenever you cook with brussel sprouts, it’s important not to over-steam them (more than 5 minutes) as it begin to emit an unpleasant smell (which many leafy vegetables do)

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Yields 2

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine Sauce

2 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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2 Cups Brussel Sprouts - nicely washed

4 Cups Water - To steam

2 Tbsp Brown Butter

1/4 Cup Red Wine - you can use any red wine / marsala wine / sherry

Few Crushed Sage Leaves

Salt - as per taste

Pinch of Pepper


  1. Cut brussel sprouts into halves and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 4 cups of water in a large pot/pan.
  3. Once it starts boiling, add the brussel sprouts and steam them for 5 minutes (medium heat)
  4. After 5 minutes, transfer them under cold water to stop any further cooking.
  5. Strain and keep them aside.
  6. In a pan, heat brown butter for 1/2 minute.
  7. Add sage leaves and stir for few seconds.
  8. Now add wine, salt, pepper, lower the heat to medium and let it cook for 3 minutes.
  9. The sauce would thicken after 3 minutes, now add the cooked brussel sprouts.
  10. Saute the sprouts in wine sauce for about 3-5 minutes on low heat (depending how brown/sauteed you like them).
  11. Turn off the heat, transfer to a bowl.
  12. Sprinkle some cheese (optional) and serve hot with choice of entree.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Side




8 Replies to "MeatlessMonday : Sauteed Brussel Sprouts in Brown Butter Wine Sauce"

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    Marie December 21, 2015 (10:45 pm)
    These look so good and I love how quickly they come together. Can't wait to try them out!
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    Allison Jones December 22, 2015 (7:53 am)
    These look amazing! I never know quite how to make brussel sprouts so we never have them. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing :) LiveLifeWell, Allison
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (3:13 pm)
      Hey Allison, Thanks for visiting n do try them, it's easy n delicious :)
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    Shadi December 22, 2015 (11:07 pm)
    I have recently started liking brussel sprouts and tend to use them in almost everything :D I will try this :)
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      Molly Kumar December 22, 2015 (11:22 pm)
      That would be great Shadi, give them a try - Thanks for visiting :)
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    Vicky @ Avocdo Pesto December 25, 2015 (5:36 am)
    I looove brussels sprouts (maybe because my family never force fed them to me during childhood and I first tried them as an adult?! But this dish sounds delicious!
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      Molly Kumar December 29, 2015 (7:32 pm)
      I've started liking them too but only when mixed with something :)

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