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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers

Brussels Sprouts are pan-roasted with capers, sundried tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger till they are ever so slightly caramelized – making this Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers dish a delicious side for your Holiday table or even a weeknight treat!

Capered Brussels Sprouts

What are the ingredients needed to make this Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers?

You will need just these 7 main ingredients:

  1. Onion
  2. Garlic
  3. Ginger
  4. Brussels Sprouts sliced
  5. Sundried Tomatoes
  6. Capers
  7. Jalapeño, optional

You will also need some salt and pepper to season and olive oil or high temp oil, like grapeseed, to sauté with.

Capered Brussels Sprouts

I’ve come to the conclusion that I really need to work on my almost non-existent multi-tasking skills. You see, I’ve tried and failed miserably at trying to do one thing while juggling another. For example, my daughter can look me in the eye and have a conversation about breakfast and (without breaking eye contact), text me about her after school activities (without making any errors)! I tried doing the same and… missed out on both conversations!

So, my daughter has been giving me pointers to help me…er… evolve. Her first lesson involved watching AND paying attention to an episode of Extreme Vacation Homes (EVH), while I looked up AND wrote down facts about Brussels Sprouts.

So, I listened to facts on an EVH that was strategically built into a steep rocky bluff that hid a large rainwater storage area underneath it that was the homes’ only source of water.

And, in a weird twist of energy consumption/usage, I read about a team of scientists and local schoolchildren who lit a Christmas tree with the energy from 1,000 Brussels sprouts!

Talk about fascinating! The house AND the sprouts! I mean, can you imagine that the humble, mini cabbage-look-alike, that’s jam packed with folic acid, fiber, vitamins A and more vitamin C than an orange, can fuel a tree lighting???

Capered Brussels Sprouts

I know Brussels Sprouts aren’t everyone’s jam. But am hoping that fact got your curiosity piqued!

Thankfully, they are one veggie my daughter hasn’t given me a hard time about eating.

So, I’ve experimented cooking and roasting them many ways. Recently, we have been enjoying them sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger and a smidgeon of sundried tomatoes and capers.

This Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers is really an easy recipe. But, it’s so incredibly full of flavor….and, I hope it get’s your taste buds firing.

While my daughter and I have been enjoying these Capered Brussels Sprouts with some quinoa and roasted chickpeas during the week, this would also make a fantastic side dish at your Thanksgiving or Christmas table.

Capered Brussels Sprouts

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Brussels Sprouts are pan-roasted with capers, sundried tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger till they are ever so slightly caramelized - making this Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Capers dish a delicious side for your Holiday table or even a weeknight treat!


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 4 cups Brussels Sprouts sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Sundried Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 jalapeno, optional
  • Olive oil about 2 tablespoons


  1. Add olive oil to a pan and add onion into it
  2. Sauté onions till slightly caramelized (about 15 minutes)
  3. Add in the garlic and ginger and let cook about 5 more minutes
  4. Then add in the Brussels sprouts - add a few more splashes of olive oil if needed and stir frequently.
  5. When Brussels sprouts begin to caramelize (about 8-10 minutes), add in the sundried tomatoes and capers and serve.
  6. Serve with sliced/diced jalapenos (optional)
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 5g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Sundried Tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger

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Tuesday 29th of November 2016

Funny, multitasking actually is bad for our brain :) I used to be able to do it, but now I can't multitask anymore! Love brussels sprouts! This is such a unique recipe! Pinned!

Carol Fuller

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Looks great


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Haha I love that, especially since I am a horrible multi-tasker, but try sooo hard! I LOVE these sprouts, too- they contain some of my very favorite things!


Wednesday 16th of November 2016

hahaha--glad you're learning the art of multi-tasking! Sounds like it's turning out well for you :) I first heard about using capers when I was in Italy this summer and the idea of them with brussel sprouts and sundried tomatoes sounds AWESOME. I just bookmarked this--thanks for sharing!

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