Thanksgiving Week: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

11.22.2011 · Posted by Emily (The Culinary Couple)

We discovered this recipe just a week ago and have made it three times since. It do believe it would be a perfect side to accompany your Thanksgiving Day turkey.

Not a fan of brussels sprouts? This variation will change your mind. It tastes like I candy. I promise.

More seasonal sides:

Apple Harvest Quinoa
Butternut Squash, Apple, Gorgonzola Gratin
Glazed Carrots with Orange and Ginger
Maple and Sage Roasted Root Vegetables

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

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Servings: 6


  • 12-14 large brussels sprouts, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic for 30 seconds. Add brussels sprouts and continue sauteing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender. Add salt and brown sugar and toss together. Finish with toasted pecans and dried cranberries.

(Adapted from Eat, Live, Run)

2 Comments to “Thanksgiving Week: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts”

  1. I could eat Brussel sprouts daily – I love the idea of sweetening them up a bit!

  2. You know how we feel about brussels sprouts over here!! Making these soon 🙂 Hope your family of three had a happy Thanksgiving!!

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