Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

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Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Brussels Sprouts were always an off limits food for me up until a few months ago. I had never tried them and they always get such a bad reputation amongst many of my friends. Recently my boyfriend and I were out to dinner and he ordered a side of these. I was like WHAT! Why would you order Brussels Sprouts when you could order sweet potato fries, or creamed spinach or any number of other sides... but I guess he just wanted some Brussels Sprouts. When they arrived at my table I decided that I had to try them... and you know what... they were delicious. Granted they were soaked in butter and salt... but delicious nonetheless.

Seeing as how its the new year and I never cook with butter anyway, I wanted to remake this delicious side dish into something healthy.

Brussels Sprouts are pretty easy to find right now. They are at all of my local farmers market and they have them on the stalk at Trader Joes.

Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts from www.whatsgabycooking.com

I wanted to add a little citrus flavor to this dish seeing as buttery flavor from the butter will be lost - so I used some of these fabulous lemons.

After they were sauteed and fully cooked I hit them with some grated gruyere cheese and some sea salt as well as freshly ground black pepper. They were perfect. Delicious. I want them for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 3 days. Well, maybe not breakfast... but they were truly fantastic.

Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 2 votes
These have just enough fun flavors to make them delicious - so even your sprouts haters will enjoy them.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish, Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 2 lb Brussel Sprouts
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 3 tablespoon gruyere grated
  • sea salt
  • pepper


  • Clean the brussel sprouts by trimming off the ends and peeling the outer layer of the sprout off. Cut each one in half.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once heated, add the halved brussel sprouts to the pan and saute for about 7-8 minutes on each side until the outer part is a caramelized brown and the inside is soft and fully cooked.
  • Add the garlic half way through the cooking.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the lemon zest, juice, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to combine and taste. Adjust seasoning if needed. Add the cheese on top and serve.


Up the ante by sprinkling on some crispy cooked bacon.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1214IU | Vitamin C: 139mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Hi! Can I cook this in advance ( to bring to Thanksgiving ) and then reheat & add the cheese prior to serving? If so what temp & timing would you recommend ?
    Thank you!

  2. I made these tonight and they were great, despite forgetting the cheese! I can hardly wait until we get sprouts still on the stalks as they taste so much better and I will remember the cheese next time.

  3. Hi Gaby! I'd love to make your Lemon Garlic Brussel Sprouts recipe for Thanksgiving--it sounds absolutely delicious! Can you tell me how many servings your recipe makes so I can tailor it to the number of guests at my Turkey Day table?

    Thanks so much!

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