Creamed sprouts with brown buttered walnuts

  • serves 8
  • A little effort

Don't like Brussels Sprouts? Try them cooked like this, and you won't be able to resist! A real treat for Christmas Day, these sprouts are so moist that it almost acts as a sauce. You can make them in the morning, then just reheat and add the walnuts to serve.


Make these creamed sprouts with brown buttered walnuts, then check out our Brussel sprouts with bacon and chestnutssprouts with ginger and orange, roast sprouts and more Brussel sprouts recipes.



  • sprouts 900g, trimmed
  • butter 50g
onions 2, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic 4 cloves, crushed

  • chicken stock cube 1⁄2

  • double cream 250ml

  • nutmeg 1 tsp freshly grated, plus a little more to serve
  • walnuts 75g, roughly chopped


  • Step 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the sprouts and boil for 3-4 minutes (depending on size) until almost done. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of the butter and 1 tbsp oil and fry the onions very gently in
 a big, deep, frying pan until really soft. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more. Crumble over the stock cube, mash into the onions until no lumps remain, then turn 
off the heat.

  • Step 2

    Shred two-thirds of the sprouts by hand.
 Put the rest in a food processor (or use a
stick blender), and whizz until really finely chopped. Stir these both into the onions with the cream and nutmeg and season well. Cover and keep chilled until just before serving.

  • Step 3

    To serve, warm the sprouts in a pan over
 a gentle heat. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a small frying pan. Once melted, add the walnuts and a pinch of salt and turn up the heat, frying until the nuts start to toast and the butter turns golden brown. Immediately tip into a bowl to stop the butter catching. Increase the heat under the sprouts until they start to bubble, taste for seasoning, then transfer to 
a serving dish and spoon over the brown buttered walnuts. Finish with another grating of nutmeg.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 357
  • Fat 31.5g
  • Carbs 8g
  • Fibre 7.3g
  • Protein 6.7g
  • Salt 0.3g