Delicious Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Created by my wonderful son Evan, here’s a super easy, really yummy way to make Brussels sprouts. They’re steamed in the microwave to soften and sautéed in a pan with olive oil, garlic, and balsamic vinegar until blackened. Made this way creates a wonderful sweetness. Each skinny serving has 85 calories and 4 grams of fatIt might even make some Brussels sprout lovers in your family…It has in mine!
Delicious Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 serving (each serving about ¾ cup)

Food Facts

Brussels sprouts belong to the cancer-fighting cruciferous family. They were developed near their namesake city of Brussels, Belgium. They grow in rows of sprouts on long, thick stock.

Healthy Benefits

Brussels sprouts contain good amounts of vitamin A, C, folic acid, and fiber.

Shopping Tips

Choose Brussels sprouts that are firm, compact, and have bright green buds. The smaller the sprouts the more tender they will be. I found them at Trader Joe’s in the produce section.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (~¾ cup)
85 calories, 4g fat, 0.5g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 4g protein, 12g carbs, 4g fiber, 104mg sodium, 3g sugar


Delicious Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Delicious Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 85 kcal


  • 1 (16 oz) bag Brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper, to add spice, optional
  • 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, to taste


  • Poke a few holes in the bag of Brussels sprouts and steam in microwave for about 2-2½ minutes, until soft. To cook on the cooktop: Add Brussels sprouts to a pot and add a little water. Cover pot and steam until soft, about 5 minutes. Drain and cut each in half.
  • Coat a large nonstick pan with olive oil cooking spray. Heat olive oil in pan. Add Brussels sprouts and garlic. Season with a little salt and pepper and a dash of cayenne, if desired. Sauté over medium-high heat. Continue to stir often. Use a spatula to turn over several times. Add balsamic vinegar and continue to cook until blackened.


Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 85kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 104mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 2
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