I’m not even going to beat around the bush. These Skillet Brussels Sprouts are amazing! I didn’t want to share, but unfortunately, everyone else liked them too. Except (yup, you guessed it) the 7-Year-Old. He reminded me he doesn’t like Brussels sprouts, but I think this preparation made them more tolerable for him because the handful I gave him did disappear from his plate.
As for The Husband, he loved them. The 13-Year-Old liked them but wasn’t blown away. Me? Well, I think I’m going to make them weekly for myself and add a little ham for protein.
Speaking of protein, I’ve been counting macros more closely again as I ramp up my training. I’m on day five, and I feel fantastic! Killing it at the gym, planning my meals, and cooking more, the only missing piece of the puzzle for me is sleep. It’s 8 p.m, and I’m ready for bed already.
Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Balsamic
Yield 4 servings
Skillet Brussels sprouts flavored with garlic and balsamic vinegar. The perfect side dish for dinner, especially for Italian night!
- 1 lb Brussels Sprouts trimmed and halved
- 6 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- parmesan cheese for sprinkling (optional)
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
While the skillet is heating, prepare the Brussels sprouts and garlic.
Toss the cut Brussels sprouts, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and Balsamic vinegar together. Pour everything into the hot skillet and spread evenly. Cook for five minutes tossing every minute or so, allowing the sprouts caramelize.
After five minutes lower the heat to medium-low and cook an additional ten or to your liking.
Serve with the parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
- If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you could make this in the oven on a cookie sheet. I'd preheat to 425 and roast for about 15 minutes, tossing now and then.
- To make this paleo or Whole30 compliant skip the cheese! Just add an extra sprinkle of salt instead, if needed.
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 g
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 4 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.