French-style Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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French-style Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts
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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories191 Kcal10%
Fat14 g20%
Saturated Fat5 g25%
Carbohydrates7 g3%

Our French style garlic butter Brussels sprouts will bring joy to the table this Christmas.

Even confirmed Brussels haters will be won over by our version, which deliciously caramelises the sprouts. Although these bright green vegetables are often considered a Christmas vegetable, they are in season from September to mid-February. They’re a great alternative to kale, cabbage and broccoli. The addition of the garlic, sugar and hazelnuts in this recipe brighten the flavour and mask any bitterness that can put people off the wonderful Brussels sprout.


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Simmer the sprouts for 5-10 mins, until cooked through but not too soft. Drain the sprouts and allow to steam-dry in the colander. At this point, you can submerge them in ice-cold water to use later if you want to get ahead. You’ll need to drain and dry them using a tea towel or kitchen paper before the next step.
  2. Heat a pan and, when hot, add the butter. As the butter begins to melt, shake the pan until the butter foams, then add the garlic and hazelnuts.
  3. Add the sugar and keep shaking the pan. When the nuts have slightly caramelised, toss in the sprouts for 1 min to heat through. Serve immediately.


  • 750g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 50g butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g chopped hazelnuts
  • 2tsp brown sugar
Top Tip for making French-style Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts

Cooking the sprouts first helps to keep them a bright green colour

Jessica Ransom

Jessica is a Senior Food Writer at Future and is an enthusiastic, self-taught cook who adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines and spirits. Jessica writes food and drink related news stories and features, curates product pages, tests and reviews equipment and also develops recipes which she styles on food shoots.