Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I know the title sounds a little pretentious, but these seriously are amazing. I've had many self-proclaimed Brussels sprout haters do a complete u-turn with this recipe. The best part is that it is so quick and just uses the microwave, so for big dinners where the oven is in use, this makes a great side!


  1. Clean and halve the Brussels sprouts. Put them in a microwave safe dish and add a tablespoon or so of water. Cover and microwave on high for about five minutes. They should NOT be fully cooked.
  2. Core, then roughly chop the apples, leaving skin on.
  3. Mix the butter, sugar and nutmeg.
  4. Add the apples to the sprouts and cover with butter mixture. Return to microwave and microwave for 4-5 minutes until sprouts are cooked.
  5. Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave.
  6. Serve immediately. Great as leftovers too!


Most Helpful

This recipe produces the best Brussels Sprouts I have ever had. I substitiuted Green Giant 10oz. Brussels Sprouts frozen with butter sauce, used Splenda Brown Sugar for baking and 2 small Granny Smith apples. I think the red apples would be more attractive, but I especially liked the ease of being able to adjust the ingredients to those I had on hand. The sweetness was just right.

nmalthouse December 27, 2009

Excellent! I cut the recipe in half, used 1 Tablespoon Splenda Brown Sugar Blend & 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar. My DH needs to eat more vegetables and he ate this one with flying stars. I don't think he has ever eaten a brussels sprout in his life until now! He even went back for seconds! BRAVO!

AcadiaTwo October 04, 2008

What a wonderful way to enjoy these little buggers, what with the apple, nutmeg & sugar! This will definitely be my recipe of choice when serving Brussels sprouts again! Thanks much for sharing it!

Sydney Mike May 13, 2008

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