Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

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One of the hardest things for me to make at dinner is a vegetable.  I have about five standard vegetable dishes that I make but we get really tired of them.  When the holidays roll around I always try to make something new and different in hopes that we will enjoy it and put it into our regular rotation. 

Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

A few weeks ago I had a bag of Brussels Sprouts and dinner was going to be ready in 20 minutes.   I thought I was going to make them how I normally do with bacon, garlic, and a little bit of balsamic and then realized I forgot to thaw the bacon.   Not knowing what I was doing I through the Brussels Sprouts in a saute pan along with butter and garlic and tried to think of something to do with them.

These skillet Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts are easy and delicious
Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

After giving it some thought I came up with these Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts.  They are super easy to make and are packed with flavor.  With just seven ingredients in them, and ones that I always have on hand, I’m pretty sure this is going on to my monthly rotation.

Saute a pan of tasty Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts
Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels Sprouts are sauteed in garlic butter and then drizzled with the balsamic mustard sauce.   Then they are browned in the pan and sprinkled with salt.  That is it!   The mustard and the balsamic are both really strong flavors but mixed with the olive oil and broth and then cooked off slightly it really makes the flavor more mild. 

These flavorful Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts are a delicious side dish.
Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

I like that these are made on the stove top because I feel like during the holidays every dish is vying for space in the oven so it’s nice to be able to make something on top of the stove.   It also prevents them from becoming overcooked which is another problem at the holidays because people forget about them in the oven.  You could toss some bacon in with them if you wanted but I think this is a great vegetarian dish just the way it is.

Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts sauteed in garlic butter then drizzled with a balsamic mustard sauce.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 2 lb. Brussels Sprouts quartered
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons vegetable broth


  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once the butter is melted add in the Brussels Sprouts and sauce for 4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, olive oil, and broth in a bowl.
  • Pour the mixture over top of the Brussels Sprouts and saute for 3-5 minutes or until they are beginning to brown.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g
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  1. I’m right there with you on having a limited number of vegetable recipes that the family will eat. I love Brussels sprouts so I tend to make them just for me. These would be a hit over the holidays (with the grownups).

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