Brussels Sprouts Saute

Okay so I accidentally bought over 3 pounds of brussels sprouts.

IT WASN’T MY FAULT. I walked into the grocery store the other day and immediately my ears started giddy-ing out to Mariah Carey’s “Vision Of Love.” If you’ve ever been in a grocery store with me (or anywhere else on the entire freaking planet) you know that I can’t NOT sing whatever is playing in the background. Okay, sing at an inappropriate volume and use my hands and arms to visually assist the singing. ALL RIGHT, and dance. My husband LOVES it. (read: wants to shove a celery stalk into his brain.)

So, as the huge part of the song came, “I’ve realiiiiiiized a DR-EE-EEAAAAM, hmmmmmm” I spotted the bags of brussels sprouts. They were big bags, but I didn’t really make sense of it at that moment because, “And I visuuaaaliiiiiiizeed the LOVE that came to beeeeee.” was happening. So I grabbed a (pretty dang heavy) bag, “FEEL SO ALIVE!” and put it in my cart, “I’m so thankful that I’ve received, the ANSWER. THAT. HEAVEN. HAS. SENT. DOWN. TO. ME.” and I was a goner. A complete lunatic. Couldn’t even be saved if I wanted to.

The good news is, I only had two produce assistants shush me! ONLY TWO THIS TIME, YOU GUYS!

And that is the story of how I have 4 hundred billion brussels sprouts all up in my world.

Soooo, here’s option 1 (of 237) of what you can do with them! A simple saute with prosciutto, butter, lemon, tomatoes and poppy seeds. Now, if that’s not a vision of love I just can’t help you in this life.

Brussels Sprouts Saute:


What it took for 4:

* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 Tbs. butter
* 1 pound brussels sprouts, washed, ends trimmed and thinly sliced (then you shred them with your hands)
* 4 thin slices of prosciutto, torn into strips
* 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
* 1 lemon
* 1 Tbs. poppy seeds
* coarse salt and pepper

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add the prosciutto strips and saute until crisp, 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and chop it all up. Kind of like bacon bits! But with prosciutto.

Back in the skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium-high. Add the brussels sprouts and saute until they start to brown and soften, 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and saute another 2 minutes.

Toss in the prosciutto bits and poppy seeds. Toss, toss.

Serve with roasted chicken or fish or steak or whatever!


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30 Responses to Brussels Sprouts Saute

  1. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray January 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #
    Love the poppy seeds! Beautiful!
  2. Maria January 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm #
    I am so glad you bought so many sprouts so you could make this dish! Mmmm!
  3. sarah January 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #
    Yum. I've recently started loving Brussels sprouts, but never really know what to do with them. I love how pretty the poppy seeds look!
  4. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm #
    Haha, this is quite similar ;) Brussels and prosciutto are definitely a vision of love.
  5. Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm #
    Oh my goodness these look fabulous! I need a fork and a bowl of these now! Delicious!
  6. Bonnie January 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #
    Bev! I can't tell you how thankful I am for this!! I am always purchasing brussel sprouts and then being so uncreative that I just eat them plain. BORING! I will absolutely be making this this weekend!
  7. Vita @ Juicer Depot January 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm #
    I'm reading your blog and singing right there with you. I love that song. Anyways, the sprouts look amazingly tasty!!!!!!
  8. Rebecca January 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm #
    MMMMmmm.... I love brussels sprouts! This looks like a wonderfully delicious recipe!
  9. DessertForTwo January 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm #
    Oh, I've witnessed you singing loudly in public. And the minute I witnessed it was the minute I fell in love with ya ;)
  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm #
    Mmm pure healthy deliciousness!
  11. Katie January 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm #
    Everyone in this little family of mine is straight up in love with brussels sprouts...I can't even wait. Will you come sing to me in my kitchen while I'm cooking?
  12. Deanna B. January 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm #
    I used to dance down the aisles at the store. Its started making a comeback (since I just started dancing again). If you ever see some girl waltzing with a 5 pound bag of flour, its me. With your singing and my dancing we could go viral.
  13. Deborah January 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm #
    Yay for Mariah - otherwise we may have not seen this gorgeous dish!
  14. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum January 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm #
    I'm totally loving brussel sprouts for the first time, like, ever. I made a shaved brussel sprout salad at Christmas... it was amazing. I was shocked. This looks awesome - I'm all about warm sauteed veggies in the winter! Yum!
  15. Paula- bell'alimento January 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm #
    I dig brussels sprouts. And prosciutto. Together they are just fantabulous! Lurve. xoxo
  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm #
    I think these are the most beautiful Brussels I've ever seen. And I've eaten more than 3 pounds in my life :)
  17. Krissy @ Make it Naked January 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm #
    "You treated me kiiiiiiiind. Yea. SaaaWEET destiny!" You lost me at the part where you said Mariah Carey's Vision of Love. I have no idea what else this post is about.
  18. Cassie January 19, 2012 at 9:57 pm #
    This might be my dinner tonight
  19. Alison @ ingredients Inc January 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm #
    Wow. I love this ome!!!!
  20. Cookie and Kate January 19, 2012 at 11:06 pm #
    Mmhmm, I want these in my belly, too. I never would have thought to add poppy seeds! Nice one. P.s. literally giggled reading the first few paragraphs. Now that we've met, I have no trouble imagining you belting Mariah in the grocery store. Love it.
  21. Debbie Mitchell January 20, 2012 at 6:30 am #
    I can't wait to try this! 1 pound brussels sprouts, washed, ends trimmed and thinly sliced (then you shred them with your hands) They don't look shredded in the photos. Can you explain what this means: "shred them with your hands"?
    • Bev Weidner January 20, 2012 at 12:21 pm #
      I love that you noticed that. :) I started shredding them and then handed over the duty to my husband and he didn't shred them like I did! In one of the top photos you'll see how they're more shredded. They'll naturally fall apart anyway, but you can keep them as "together" or not as you prefer!
  22. Aggie January 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm #
    I'm singing right along with you girl. I want to get my saute on. Right now. Freaking them
  23. Courtney January 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm #
    I adore brussels so I automatically adore this!
  24. joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 21, 2012 at 1:13 am #
    Love love LOVE this recipe! Making this ASAP. I also adore your blog!
  25. Nadine August 23, 2014 at 10:01 am #
    This looks delicious . I normally use bacon with Brussels sprouts but I like the idea of prosciutto . I am making it tomorrow as part of a roast chicken dinner...looking forward to it. Thanks for the recipe.


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