Almond Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

You either love them or hate them, and I probably already lost half of you with the title. They are a controversial vegetable. The smell alone causes great consternation among those living with you. For those who are still here, do I have a recipe for you! You can cook this up for your loved one who turns his/her nose up at brussels sprouts and most likely be in for a surprise. They’re going to love them. You’ll then be overwhelmed with a well-deserved pride knowing that you converted the brussels sprout-hater all by yourself. And if you didn’t, then more for you. It’s a win-win!

Almond Parmesan Brussels Sprouts


  • 1 1/2 lbs brussels sprouts trim ends and quartered
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp fat such as butter coconut oil, or bacon fat
  • 1/4 cup cranberries optional
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pan, cook 1 1/2 tbsp of the fat, onions, and brussels sprouts over medium heat, stirring frequently for about fifteen minutes. Taste as you go as many stoves cook at different temperatures.
  • In a smaller pan, toast the almonds with the remaining fat. Stir frequently until golden brown
  • Add lemon juice close to the brussels sprouts. Stir. Then add salt and pepper to taste. Stir.
  • Top with almonds and cheese
  • Serve hot and enjoy

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