Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts: a healthy and quick side dish!

This is another one of those super simple dishes that I love so much to make. So, my kids won’t touch Brussels sprouts with a ten foot pole, but they are one of Lee’s favorite vegetables (really!). So these Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts make him and me happy, (sorry kids). My happiness stems form the fact that they are so easy to make. I mean, I like them but they aren’t a favorite (as far as taste).

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Did you know that Brussels Sprouts grow on long stalks? Most stores sell them in packages already taken off the stalks, but my local Dillon’s had them still on the stalk. I thought it was neat to see them that way because it gave me a better idea of how they grow. So I thought I would share a picture of them with you. The photo below is a stock photo I found on a free photo-sharing website, I didn’t take it myself.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Apparently, you can eat the leaves at the top of the stalk too. You just prepare them in the same manner you would kale or collard greens.

According to Kitchn, “Brussels sprouts are named after the fact that they were cultivated in Belgium in the 16th century. Knowing this little fact will also help you remember that it’s Brussels sprouts, not Brussel sprouts, and it’s Brussels sprout even if you’re only referring to one sprout”. I thought it was interesting, so I thought I would share.

 

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

This recipe for Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts is exactly like my recipe for Super easy Pan Fried Fresh Green Beans, that is very popular. It is the very same method with the same ingredients, except I swapped the green beans for Brussels sprouts, of course.

This is a simple, quick and easy recipe that allows the vegetable to be the star of the show. I find that the dishes Lee and I love the most are these kind of dishes. I mean really, you can’t go wrong with a dish that only requires minimal ingredients, time and effort, right?!

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

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Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

These Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts would be a quick, easy and healthy accompaniment to Mini Meat Loaf or Crock Pot Roast Beef & Brown Gravy.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim ends off Brussels sprouts and cut in half (small ones can be left whole).
  2. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts and water, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Uncover, raise heat to medium-high, add olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; cook until water evaporates, stirring often, about 2 minutes.

Notes

You could certainly use butter instead of olive oil, or a combination of the two. I wanted to keep this recipe vegan so I did not write it to include butter. It is very yummy that way too!

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11 Comments

  • Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts - Yum Goggle May 26, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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  • Ritu Ahuja May 23, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    brussels sprouts looks awesome. I am gonna try this recipe soon. Delicious 🙂

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    • Mindy Boyd May 23, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      I hope you will like it, thanks!

      Reply
  • Missy May 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I’ve never thought about frying Brussels sprouts in a pan. I usually just slather them with olive oil and stick them in the oven. Thanks for the ideas!

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    • Mindy Boyd May 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I cook them in the oven sometimes too, but this is a great option if the oven is full, it is also quicker, which I really like. Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  • Josh May 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Yum! We’re huge fans of Brussels sprouts! Now we’re huge fans of this simple recipe for it! Can’t wait to make ’em again, Thanks! Did ya’ have a chance to try the cheesy meatloaf yet?

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    • Mindy Boyd May 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      I have not, I will soon! Thanks

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  • Susan Zutautas May 3, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love brussels and will try your recipe soon. Sounds delicious!

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    • Mindy Boyd May 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  • Angie@Angie's Recipes May 1, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Wish I could still find fresh brussels sprouts in spring time. They are my favourite winter veggies.

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    • Mindy Boyd May 2, 2017 at 1:37 am

      My husband really likes them, too! Thanks

      Reply

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