Learn how to make Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Crumbs, one of Rita's recipes to lower heart disease risk.

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Crumbs


  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons butter or no-trans-fat margarine
  • ¼ cup soft whole-grain bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peep
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Steam Brussels sprouts in steamer basket over boiling water for 7 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter/margarine in small skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and lemon peel; mix to combine.
  3. Heat large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add Brussels sprouts; sprinkle with sugar, salt and pepper. Cook; turning Brussels sprouts as they brown, 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Transfer to serving plates; sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Makes 4 servings.