Pan-roasted brussels sprouts with Honeycrisp apples, pecans, and sausage.

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage, Apples, & Pecans

  • Author: Pass Me Some Tasty
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


A quick and easy one-pan meal with brussels sprouts as the star! Sausage, apples, pecans and sweet potatoes complement the sprouts for a savory and slightly sweet dish perfect for dinner or any holiday gathering.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. ground mild chicken Italian sausage
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 dozen brussels sprouts, stems removed & halved
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • finely grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan. Add sausage, breaking it into smaller pieces while cooking, and cook until browned. Remove sausage from pan and set aside.
  2. In same pan used to cook the sausage, add 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot and balsamic vinegar. Cook until shallots are just beginning to brown and are slightly caramelized.
  3. Add brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper. Cook about 10-12 minutes until brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes begin to brown on edges and become tender.
  4. Once the brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are mostly cooked, return sausage to pan and add diced apple, chopped pecans, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter.
  5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, just until sausage is heated through and apples are slightly softened.
  6. Serve and top with finely grated parmesan cheese.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Roast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brussels sprouts, pan roasted brussels sprouts, brussels sprouts with sausage, holiday side dish, gluten-free side dish

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