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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

I’ve been on the lookout for a Brussels Sprouts recipe to try, so when I was asked* to make a recipe from the BJ’s Cooking Club site, these Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples sold me right away. I tweaked the recipe a bit (to add BACON) and it turned out awesome! The lightly sweet apples, smoky bacon, buttery spread, savory onions and earthy Brussels sprouts paired together perfectly. This is an easy recipe and would make a great side dish for a holiday meal or family dinner.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

If you’re unfamiliar with BJ’s Wholesale Club, it’s a membership-based chain of warehouse retail stores that offers great deals, often on bulk quantity products. BJ’s has many of the big brands you’re familiar with, and in addition to a robust grocery section, they also have deals on electronics, books, cleaning supplies, health and beauty products and more. I can’t tell you how nice it is to get a great deal on large quantities of items I use frequently (chicken broth, tomato sauce, etc) and not worry about running out for a while.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Now BJ’s is offering recipes (like this one!) using trusted brands you can find in store through their BJ’s Cooking Club site. They even offered some great ideas on using up Thanksgiving leftovers. Wondering if there is a BJ’s near you? BJ’s Wholesale Club has over 200 locations in 15 states (CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA).

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*I have partnered with Lunchbox to bring you this post. I have been compensated for my time commitment to recreate this recipe, however my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. 

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • ¼ medium onion, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 slices cooked center cut bacon, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, bring the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter over medium heat until melted. Add the Brussels sprouts, onion and salt and stir to coat. Cook until Brussels sprouts are golden, stirring occasionally (about 8 minutes).
  2. Add the apple and garlic and reduce the heat to low. Stir to combine and cover with a lid. Cook until apples are tender, removing the lid occasionally to stir (6-10 minutes). Stir in the bacon pieces or sprinkle them over the top to serve.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints:
2 per (1/4th recipe) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
3 per (1/4th recipe) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
121 calories, 16 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 5 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

Adapted from BJ’s Cooking Club

   
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6 Responses to “Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples”

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    Marjorie+@APinchOfHealthy — December 10, 2014 @ 12:19 pm

    I love the sound of that flavor combo: apples, brussels sprouts and bacon. Yum-o!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 11, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    This is one amazing recipe. So creative and healthy. I love everything about it. Pinned.

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    Carolyn — December 11, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Yum, this sounds fab. I just moved away from Massachusetts and we were BJ’s members. Love it!

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    Aggie — December 11, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    Would it be wrong to eat the whole plate? I love this!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 15, 2014 @ 9:18 am

    I could happily eat brussels sprouts plain BUT the addition apples takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness!

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    Jena — January 20, 2015 @ 12:06 am

    I had been looking for a good recipe to try brussels sprouts in because I had never really tried them! I’m glad you posted this, Emily! It was delicious and made a great side dish.. we have plenty of entrees in our lives, but always need more side dish ideas!

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