Caramelized Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

October 25, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

I love Brussels sprouts, and never understood why they get such a bad rap- they were a staple in my family, and we love to come up with tasty new ways to prepare them... always trying to win people over to the sprout side! This simple recipe combines yummy caramelized Brussels sprouts with whole wheat spaghetti and nutty parmesan cheese. —Loves Food Loves to Eat

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts- halved or quartered
  • 1/2 red onion- diced fine
  • 2 cloves garlic- minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small pat butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • whole wheat spagetti- cooked (reserve a splash of pasta water)
  • salt and pepper
  1. In skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat- add onions
  2. Sautee unti onions are translucent, add garlic and Brussels, cut sides down
  3. Once Brussels have just started to brown and caramelize, mix together wine, vinegar, and sugar- add to skillet. Turn down heat slightly, and simmer until most of the liquid is evaporated.
  4. Add salt, pepper, cheese and toss, then remove from heat.
  5. Add to pasta and toss, adding reserved pasta water. Serve with a sprinkle of fresh parmesan on top.
Contest Entries

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Kelsey Banfield
    Kelsey Banfield
  • Loves Food Loves to Eat
    Loves Food Loves to Eat
  • MoiraDetroit

4 Reviews

MoiraDetroit October 28, 2009
This looks really good, and I am going to try it tonight, although just the Brussels sprouts part - I don't think it needs the pasta. The sprouts will be good enough on their own,
Kelsey B. October 26, 2009
This is exactly my favorite way to enjoy brussels sprouts - delicious!
Kelsey B. October 26, 2009
This is exactly my favorite way to enjoy brussel sprouts - delicious!
Loves F. October 27, 2009
Great minds think alike! =)