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Creamy Spicy Brussels Sprouts for Two
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4.88 from 8 votes

Small Batch Creamy Brussels sprouts

A perfect Brussels sprouts recipe for two people. These Creamy Spicy Brussels Sprouts for Two come together in under 30 minutes, and are an awesome side dish for so many dinners.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy brussels sprouts
Servings: 2
Calories: 225kcal
Author: sara rose : a flavor journal.
Cost: $5


  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. shallot minced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 3 cups chopped brussels sprouts (stems removed)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or half & half
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmsean
  • 1 wedge lemon (about 1 tsp. lemon juice)


  • Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add minced shallots, and cook for 2-3 minutes until softened and just starting to brown.
  • Stir in garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped brussels sprouts, a pinch of salt, the black pepper and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until Brusselsl sprouts are slightly charred (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Turn heat to medium low and stir in the chicken broth. Let it absorb into the Brussels sprouts, about one minute.
  • Stir in cream (or half & half). Cook for a few minutes until it is totally absorbed into the Brussels sprouts, and they are creamy.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the parmesan cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Taste, and season with any additional salt or pepper, if desired.
  • Serve hot!


This makes enough for two people to have one half cup each. It's the perfect amount, but always feel free to double the recipe if you need more!


Serving: 2servings | Calories: 225kcal