Skillet-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard and Brown Sugar

Published November 2017

Why This Recipe Works

To create stovetop Brussels sprouts that were deeply browned on the cut sides while still bright green on the uncut sides and crisp-tender within, we started the sprouts in a cold skillet with plenty of oil and cooked them covered. This gently heated the sprouts and created a steamy environment that cooked them through without adding any extra moisture. We then removed the lid and continued to cook the sprouts cut sides down so they had time to develop a substantial, caramelized crust. Using enough oil to completely coat the skillet ensured that all the sprouts made full contact with the fat to brown evenly from edge to edge.


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1 pound small (1 to 1 1/2 inches in diameter) Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
teaspoon cayenne pepper
Nutritional Information


Per Serving (Serves 4)

  • Calories 214
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Fat 18 g
  • Sodium 326 mg
  • Saturated 3 g
  • Carbs 14 g
  • Trans 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Monounsaturated 13 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Protein 4 g

The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Serves 4

Look for Brussels sprouts that are similar in size, with small, tight heads that are no more than 1 1/2 inches in diameter, as they’re likely to be sweeter and more tender than larger sprouts.

1. Arrange Brussels sprouts in single layer, cut sides down, in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Drizzle oil evenly over sprouts. Cover skillet, place over medium-high heat, and cook until sprouts are bright green and cut sides have started to brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Uncover and continue to cook until cut sides of sprouts are deeply and evenly browned and paring knife slides in with little to no resistance, 2 to 3 minutes longer, adjusting heat and moving sprouts as necessary to prevent them from overbrowning. While sprouts cook, combine mustard, sugar, vinegar, cayenne, and ¼ teaspoon salt in small bowl.

3. Off heat, add mustard mixture to skillet and stir to evenly coat sprouts. Season with salt to taste. Transfer sprouts to large plate and serve.