Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Recipe

Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon is a wonderful dish that is sure to make a Brussels sprouts lover out of you!  Creamy with a lovely flavor that gives a burst of sunshine to your meal.  A delicious and unique way of preparing Brussels sprouts.  Excellent served with Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce.  When purchasing brussels sprounts, look for a fresh, bright-green color, tight fitting outer leaves, firm body, and free from blemishes.

close up image of Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon on a white plate

This delicious Creamy Brussels Sprouts recipe, comments, and photos were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  1. Cut the stems from the Brussels Sprouts, halve each one lengthwise, and remove any blemished leaves.  Cut out any large cores.  Slice each in half.

  2. In a heavy Dutch oven, melt the butter.  Add the prepared Brussels Sprouts and salt; saute until they just begin to brown, approximately 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the half and half cream, cover with a lid, and reduce heat to a low simmer.  Cook until the sprouts are soft but still hold together, approximately 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the lid, stir in the lemon juice and cook, uncovered, for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to further reduce the cream to a glaze.  Sprinkle the black pepper and cayenne pepper over the top.

  5. Remove from heat and serve hot.

  6. Makes 4 servings.

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Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Recipe”

  1. Lawrence Biviano

    I don’t normally use recipes online, (I like to think of myself as an accomplished cook) but sometimes “refer” to recipes and often “combine recipes”, doing my own thing and using ingredients accordingly (sometimes a combo of 2 different recipes)…….anyway, I steamed the sprouts (al dente) transferred them in a pan, added the lemon juice, Himalayan salt &, pepper, used heavy cream (instead of h&h, and the cayenne pepper (which I thought added that nice little “zing”). Came amazing to say the least, which promulgated me into writing this. Thanks!

    • Nancy

      I agree Lawrence, recipes are fluid to me too. I like to take a little of this and a little of that combining ingredients that sound and smell like they belong together. It drives my husband crazy, that I can’t follow a recipe to a tee. I always think it turns out better when I add what I like, and leave out what I don’t like.

  2. Lawrence Biviano

    Isn’t that what the love of cooking is really all about? Following someone else’s recipe is nice, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving “something to be thankful for” especially for those that “need it”, but creating a dish based on what you or significant other, is what makes it “yours” and something to be proud of. Thanks for your kind words.


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