Sautéed Brussels sprouts recipe

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Brussels sprouts have never tasted so good with this sautéed sprouts and beans recipe. Ready in just 30mins, this dish is perfect to serve at Christmas

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

Make a green medley of sautéed Brussels sprouts combined with crisp sugar snap peas and glossy green beans.

It’s easy to think of sprouts as a once-a-year vegetable, on Christmas Day but they definitely don’t have to be. These sautéed Brussels sprouts are a worthy addition to any autumn or winter roast. Just like our Brussels sprouts recipe, these sauteed Brussel sprouts taste delicious. Prepare in just 15 minutes.


  • 250g Brussels sprouts, halved if large
  • 250g green beans, tailed
  • 250g sugar snap peas
  • 75g butter (or dairy-free spread if making for vegans)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 stalks lemon thyme, leaves only
  • Splash white wine




  1. Steam the veg for 3-5 mins, until just tender. Refresh under cold running water. Set aside in a bowl of ice water, in the fridge, until ready to serve.
  2. Put the butter in a sauté pan with the onion and garlic and cook until very soft (around 10 mins). Add the thyme leaves and the white wine. Allow to bubble up, then add the cooked vegetables and toss well in the buttery sauce. Season liberally and serve in a warmed dish.

Top tips for making sautéed Brussels sprouts 

There is no need to put it a cross the bottom of your sprouts as you prepare them - in fact, this might be one of the reasons why so many people dislike them. The cross allows the sprouts to draw up more water into them if you’re steaming, boiling, or parboiling first. This can make the stems much mushier than they should be - boiling alone should give you just the right tender texture.

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Octavia Lillywhite
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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.