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Spruced-Up Sprouts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

“Crunchy chestnuts and earthy thyme stand up beautifully to tasty brussels sprouts.” They're buttery and delicious, and go great with just about any chicken dish. Agnes Ward - Stratford, Ontario


  • 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Place the brussels sprouts, water and bouillon in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Stir in the water chestnuts, butter, seasonings and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted and water chestnuts are heated through. Stir in lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 87 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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