Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Butter


  • 1 lb. Brussel Sprouts
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 slices bacon or prosciutto, finely chopped (optional)
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Trim the ends off of the Brussel Sprouts and cut them in half. Some of the outer leaves will fall off when you trim the end. Throw away any that are yellowed or tough.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Simmer the Brussel Sprouts for 8-9 minutes. Drain.
  3. While the Brussel Sprouts are simmering, melt the butter in a large saute pan and cook the onion, and bacon or prosciutto if desired, until the onions are soft.
  4. Add the drained Brussel Sprouts to the pan and turn the heat up fairly high. Don't stir them constantly; allow them to brown, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and add 1 T. of Balsamic vinegar. Continue cooking until the Brussel Sprouts are as brown and as tender as you prefer them.
  5. Drizzle with a reduction of Balsamic vinegar if desired.


  1. 11-27-2012

    How many people will this serve. I have never tried brussel sprouts, so have no idea of quantities for my family of three.

    • 11-27-2012

      MaryAnn, the reason I didn’t put how many it served is because a side dish like this can serve 4 or 8…depends how many other side dishes you have and how many people take. I would buy the amount of Brussel Sprouts you think your family would eat and then adjust the amount of butter and onion accordingly. You may only want to try a half of a recipe at first…or make a whole batch and have a few leftovers. Enjoy!

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