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!

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.

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?! :)

dana68's Review

November 20, 2012
One of my family's all time favorite. Even my nephews and nieces request them.

Lynley's Review

November 04, 2012
This is an awesome recipe! We were in a rut with veggies and wanted to try something different. Instead of butter I used flavored avocado oil and it was delicious! This recipe will definitely be in our rotation!

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.

Alice43's Review

December 26, 2011
This recipe got rave reviews yesterday for Christmas dinner - even from folks who didn't know they liked brussels sprouts! I couldn't find fresh brussels sprouts so I successfully substituted frozen.

8stringfan's Review

December 04, 2011
Funny... I was eating this and thought, "It's good, but the brussel sprouts are too large", then I noticed that I was supposed to have halved them. I think that would have helped a lot. Also important: get some thicker sliced prosciutto, or maybe just sub in a small amount of bacon. Still, even with my slip ups, this was a decent dish. Better browning through halving the sprouts and thicker pieces of prosciutto will no doubt make it something special when I try it again. Also, very quick and easy to make.

alibeebu's Review

November 01, 2011

steponme's Review

October 25, 2011
Yet another way to make the veggie I hated as a kid, the veggie that I Iove as an adult. The lemon compliments nicely