These maple pecan Brussels sprouts are the perfect savory-sweet side dish. Easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes!
I'm one of those people who loves Brussels sprouts. Just plain with a bit of salt, and I'm good! I don't need mine dressed up, but I'll make an exception for these.
I've been holding onto this recipe for a while now. Something about posting a recipe like this at the beginning of August seemed a little odd.
Even now it still seems a bit early, but that's ok. The Brussels sprouts in the store looked so good that I couldn't pass them up!
File this recipe away for later. This would make a wonderful easy Thanksgiving side dish or even a good easy Christmas side dish. As a food blogger I start thinking about these types of recipes earlier than your average sane person, so forgive me. 😛
I don't have a whole lot of side dishes on S&L, and that will soon change. I plan on sharing a whole schwack of fall/winter side dishes in the coming few months, so stay tuned.
These Brussels sprouts with pecans and maple syrup really hit the spot. This recipe is not complicated, and it doesn't have a huge number of ingredients - perfect for a side dish. I don't like sides to be too time-consuming or difficult because multi-tasking is hard, and I always worry about burning the main dish if I have too many things on the go.
Lightly browning the Brussels sprouts gives this dish a lot of flavor. And that maple syrup nicely glazes everything. So good.
If you just want the nuts on their own, try my roasted maple pecans. Soo good.
I hope you give these sautéed pecan Brussels sprouts a try!
Maple Pecan Brussels Sprouts
- 2 dozen Brussels sprouts trimmed & cut in half
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup pecan halves
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Add oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. When hot, add the Brussels sprouts. Sauté for about 8-10 minutes, stirring fairly often, or until the Brussels sprouts are nicely browned and tender-crisp.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the butter and pecans. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the maple syrup and cook for about a minute. Season with salt & pepper. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
Looking for more sides? You may also like these three vegetarian side dishes.