Photo: Jody Horton; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
40 Mins
Makes 8 servings

Easy seared Brussels sprouts get salty-sweet undertones from crispy ham and long-cooked onions.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sauté ham in 3 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels.

Step 2

Add Brussels sprouts to skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, 7 to 8 minutes or until light brown and crisp-tender; toss with 1 tsp. salt. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a bowl. Wipe skillet clean.

Step 3

Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in skillet over medium-high heat; add onions, and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown and tender. Stir in honey, next 2 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Add Brussels sprouts, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with ham.

Step 4

Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Preheat oven to 425°. Increase olive oil to 7 Tbsp. Heat a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan in oven 10 minutes. Prepare recipe through Step 3, omitting Step Toss sprouts with 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, and 1 tsp. kosher salt. Place sprouts, cut sides down, in hot jelly-roll pan, and bake 20 to 25 minutes. Toss with ham and caramelized onions.

Ratings & Reviews

Kimgirl's Review

December 26, 2013

Milady82's Review

March 12, 2014
I love Brussel Sprouts and these were delicious. Like others, I used bacon instead, but I will use country ham next time. Delicious!

KnittingSis's Review

January 01, 2014
This was really nice! I used green beans instead of brussels sprouts and this dish completely disappeared off the holiday table-the only dish with no leftovers.

MarySF's Review

April 17, 2014
This was delicious! My husband loved his birthday meal with this and the Southern Living baked ziti with Italian sausage. Your recipes are always flawless and I make a wonderful green bean casserole I got from you years ago.

fmingo's Review

November 24, 2013

kinz78's Review

January 26, 2014
Love this recipe! 4 of my kids (6 and under) ate these. I have taken this to potlucks and always get rave reviews. The best sprouts recipe i've tried to date! I use bacon (or prosciutto) normally instead of the ham, and I bake the sprouts in the oven.

CessCurls's Review

January 22, 2014

Sherry's review

November 23, 2015
Great. love the salty ham with the brussel sprouts.