Savory Brussels Sprouts With Smoked Sausage

"I admit I hated them as a kid too. I was at deer camp a few years ago and one of my uncles brought a bunch he had from the farmers market. Knowing my culinary aptitude, he tossed the bag at me and said "see what you can do with these" This being a hunting camp, the pressure was on. I couldn't make some fancy dish, so I tried to keep it simple and came up with this. You can use any smoked sausage you like, I prefer a Portuguese linguisa, but you can use kielbasa, bacon or ham as well. You can omit the crushed red pepper if you don't like a bit of heat. Can be served as a side dish or a main course. This is the only way to eat brussel sprouts IMO."
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  • Sauté sausage in a large sauté pan over medium heat until it starts to get some color. Remove from pan but do not discard the drippings. Leave the drippings in the pan.
  • To the pan add the oil/butter, garlic, red pepper, carrot, and brussels sprouts. Sauté over medium heat until the sprouts begin to brown. Add the cooked sausage back to the pan. Toss to mix.
  • Deglaze pan with the stock, continuing to cook until the liquid in the pan is almost gone. Remove from heat and serve while hot.

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  1. Delicious dinner idea. I found this recipe looking for a different way to prepare Brussels sprouts. Usually when I combine shrimp and smoked sausage, I use kale and Cajun seasoning. Thanks for the recipe. This will definitely be a keeper
  2. Made this for dinner tonight and both my wife and I gave it a 5 star. We are both big fans of brussels spouts and this really did the trip. Only change I made was I used a tad more red pepper flakes, close to a teaspoon, cause we like a little more heat. Thanks for a great one pot meal recipe that we'll make again.
  3. Yummy, yummy, & yummy! This was a great last minute recipe that I made for my family tonight. I loved it, my BF loved it, but it can only have 4 stars because my son did not care for it and my daughter (who usually loves brussel sprouts) did not like it.
  4. We liked it a lot. To serve it as a main dish, I increased the sausage to 1 lb. & omitted the hot pepper. Served over rice or noodles, it is a tasty, easy main dish.


  1. I added shrimp and it was delicious. Next time I may try adding sautéed onions as well.



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