Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Serving Brussels sprouts with prosciutto makes for a 5-star side dish perfect for holiday meals and weekend dinner parties alike.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook Brussels sprouts in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add prosciutto. Cook 6 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove from pan; set aside.

Step 3

Heat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add butter, salt, and pepper, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; drizzle with juice. Add prosciutto; toss to combine.

Note: Pull off any limp outer leaves, and closely trim the stem end-don't cut too much off, or the Brussels sprouts may fall apart.

Ratings & Reviews


November 21, 2016
Delicious, better than roasting!  Used pancetta instead of prosciutto because we had it on hand and cooked it longer.  It's our new go-to for brussel sprouts!

michuginah's Review

March 27, 2011
Love it!! Like everyone else - picky husband who doesn't like brussel sprouts ate this and loved it. So easy and good, will definitely make again and again!

JoyceHT's Review

April 13, 2013
This was good, though the lemon juice did not come across as "lemon" to me, but more as a bitterness... I'll try adding a small amount of lemon zest next time (instead of juice?) and see if that provides more lemon flavor.

bmrobertson63's Review

March 30, 2010
Made just as directed, only forgot to add the lemon juice at the end. Wow! These were outstanding. Will make again and again. So easy and so tasty. Even my husband, who is scarred from a bitter brussels sprouts experience, loves these!

alibeebu's Review

November 01, 2011

KARasnake's Review

January 26, 2011
I had never eaten brussel sprouts. This was my first time to prepare them. Even my picky daughter tried them and liked this recipe. It is a keeper in our house!

ESmith6's Review

April 20, 2012
This is one of my favorite veggie's hearty and tasty. It's a perfect side for Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis from this site.

FarmerD's Review

November 21, 2012
Super good. A staple at Thanksgiving dinner for a number of years now- who'd ever have thought I'd get asked to bring Brussels sprouts annually?! :)

acsmith321's Review

August 12, 2010
Absolutely delicious! I think we are all scared in some shape or form by brussels sprouts as a child but these top the cake! I used bacon because we were having bacon wrapped filets and I didn't want to double up on the kinds of meat we were having (and also b/c it was what I had on hand!). The dish was rich and flavorful but also had that light summery taste with the addition of the fresh squeezed lemon at the end. We will definitely have this one again!

10000Lakes's Review

December 06, 2009
after this recipe brussels sprouts are a new favorite veggie! bravo! I have also made this using bacon.