Steamed Brussels Sprouts With Lemony Brown Butter

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Velouria

I tried this recipe when I was on a low-carb diet over a year ago. I was surprised at how great these were. They were the tastiest Brussels sprouts I've ever had. I got the recipe from the Atkins website, and I still use it.

Top Review by lalyea

I use to hate brussel sprouts because mom would cook them until they were olive green and mushy. Tried these last night and absolutely loved them! I had added the grated rind after the butter browned, but they immediately darkened and tasted bitter. I scraped them out of the butter, added the brussel sprouts, then sprinkled new grated rind over the sprouts when serving. Much better results! Linda

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 pint Brussels sprout, halved,outer leaves removed,bottoms trimmed
  • 14 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, grated for rind,then halved


  1. In a medium pot with tight-fitting lid, set a steamer basket over 1 1/2 inches water.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts and steam over high heat until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add salt& cook, watching carefully, until butter sizzles, browns slightly, and gives off a nutty aroma.
  5. Squeeze the juice from the lemon halves into the pan and add the zest.
  6. Stir in the Brussels sprouts and cook, shaking the pan occasionally until warmed through.

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