Best Brussels Sprouts Ever

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by GrumpyIrishLady

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!

Top Review by nmalthouse

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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!

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