Perfect Brussels Sprout with Crispy Prosciutto

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Every meal on our dinner table always include green vegetables as a side dish. The cabbage-like Brussels sprout is amongst our favorite – when your teenager eats them it’s even more special. They are so simple and quick to pull together – steam, sauté, roast or grill are all great ways to make them. My go to recipe is usually to steam first, which softens them perfectly followed by a quick sauté with garlic and olive oil for flavor. For this recipe I packed in a punch of ham flavor -prosciutto. The prosciutto is first crisped up in some olive oil, chopped garlic is then added to bring a pungent taste to the finished sprouts. Steaming the Brussels sprout to a bright green color lock in the nutrients and ensure you have the right combination of crunchy and tenderness. It is then quickly sautéed in the prosciutto and garlic mixture.

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Perfect Brussels Sprout with Crispy Prosciutto

A quick and easy perfectly cooked Brussels sprout side dish.

Course Side Dish
Keyword Best Brussels Sprout Recipe, Best Cuisine, Crispy Prosciutto, Perfect Brussels Sprouts, Perfect Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Perfect Steamed Brussels Sprout
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 217 kcal
Author Yasmin Rasheed


  • 16 – 20 ounces Brussels sprout cut off ends and cut each in half or quarters depending on size
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 6 ounces prosciutto finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • water for steaming the sprouts


  1. Fill steamer pot with water up to the recommended level. Cover and bring to a boil.

    Note: Don't have a steamer pot? No worries. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil.

  2. Add the Brussels sprout to the steamer insert. Place the insert over the boiling water. Cover. Steam for 4 to 5 minutes until bright green. Remove the insert basket and quickly run coldest tap water over the sprouts and drain. Or dunk in a cold water ice bath for a few seconds.

    Note: If using a regular pot with boiling water – carefully add the sprouts to the boiling water. Cover and return to boil. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes until Brussels sprout are bright green. Drain and dunk in a cold water ice bath.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the prosciutto and saute until lightly brown and crispy. 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Add the garlic, salt and black pepper and sauté for up to 1 minute.

  5. Add the Brussels sprout. Mix to coat and cook for up to 1 minute until heated through to absorb the prosciutto garlic flavors.

  6. Plate and serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy. Happy Cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Brussels Sprout with Crispy Prosciutto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 425mg18%
Potassium 730mg21%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1293IU26%
Vitamin C 146mg177%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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