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Leaves of Brussels Sprouts in Browned Butter

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“My kids will go nuts when they see fresh brussels sprouts at the grocery store...we just can't leave without them. A very perplexed woman asked me how I prepared them to make them kid-friendly and equally perplexed, I recited this recipe to her. I came to hunt for this recipe and I've seen some similar ones, but not quite the one we use around here. Preparation is a tad time-consuming, but well worth the effort in my mind. I think that coring the brussels sprouts helps to take the bitterness away. In any case, it's the way that my kids will eat pounds of these on Thanksgiving weekend. You can add herbs and spices, but we love the simplicity of this dish! (You may think that these will taste no different than some sauteed cabbage, but they really are wonderful. These little jewels are so sweet that it's no surprise that kids will love them.)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Take the brussels sprouts and rinse them off.
  2. Cut each brussels sprout in half, cut out the core and separate the leaves as best you can. Discard the core, save the leaves! Some of the leaves will clump together, but if you get most of the leaves separated, it should be fine.
  3. Rinse the greens again.
  4. Melt the butter in a skillet and slowly heat until golden brown.
  5. Add the onions to the skillet and cook until soft, but not completely cooked through.
  6. Add the brussels sprouts leaves to the skillet and saute until cooked, but not overdone.
  7. Taste.
  8. Add salt, pepper, and any spices or herbs to taste.
  9. Serve warm and watch it disappear.

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