Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts

I hope you are all enjoying the Friday guest posts. They are going to continue for a few more weeks until I get my act together. Having two kids leaves me with very little time. How do you people do it who have 3 or 4?!? 

Today I have a guest post from the lovely Katie of Katie’s Cucina. Thanks for being here, Katie!


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Hi Rachel Cooks’ readers! I’m Katie from the food blog Katie’s Cucina. I am a Marketing professional during the day and home cook extraordinaire at night! I have no classical culinary training. Everything I’ve learned has been from my mom, watching cooking shows, and good ‘ol trial and error. Katie’s Cucina is a place where I share my love for food – developing and cooking mouthwatering recipes weekly, baking indulgent desserts, and sharing foodie travels from coast to coast. A few of my favorite recipes I like to make on a regular basis are: Crock Pot Jambalya, Grilled Italian Sausage with Grilled Sweet Peppers, and Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. Because I’m not busy enough, I also host a weekly Google Hangout with my friend Christine from Cook The Story. Each week we talk about a different topic. So if you’re a food blogger (or culinary professional) and want to join our weekly chat feel free to reach out to me.

I’ve never met Rachel in person, but for a few years now we have connected through the internet (and can I just boast for second and tell you how sweet she is). Hopefully one of these days we will connect in real life. Last fall, I took a rather long vacation to Europe and Rachel was kind enough to help me out while I was gone and guest post for me. She made the most delicious Reduced-Fat Cucumber Salad. I had told her upon my return back from Europe that I would help her out once her sweet baby was born. So, here I am!

Now let me show you how to make my Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts!

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People either love or hate brussels sprouts. I am a lover, but lets not confuse you. It wasn’t until my late teens / early twenties when I first began to fall in love with brussels sprouts. I am always looking for new ways to cook them up. I also love to keep my vegetable side dishes relatively healthy and not drown them in butter and fattening sauces. That is why I turned to my good friend, I mean spice, smoked paprika. This spice packs a punch and can bring tons of new layers of flavors to any dish. I just so happened to have a shallot in my pantry so I decided to make them fancy and add an extra-large shallot to the pan.

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The night I made the Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts I served them with the most delicious (and once again easy-to-make) Crunchy-Baked Chicken Strips and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower. This is a perfect healthy meal to cook on a busy weeknight when time is limited. Instead of reaching for your phone to call take-out give my complete meal a try!

Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts

These flavorful Brussels sprouts make a delicious and simple side dish.

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  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and stems removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme + more for garnishing


  1. Trim and remove stems from brussels sprouts. Place in a large pot and boil for 10 minutes until tender.
  2. In a skillet, add two tablespoons olive oil and one shallot (thinly sliced). Cook for 3 minutes on medium heat then add the salt, pepper, and smoked paprika to the pan. Stir well and then add brussels sprouts: stirring so that the shallots and seasoning cover the sprouts. Cook for 5 additional minutes. Once the brussels sprouts are done sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve!

Recipe by Katie’s Cucina

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Thank you again Rachel for having me today!

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  1. A combo of two of my favorite things! I love Brussels sprouts and smoked paprika is one of my favorite spices.

  2. I always feel alone in the Brussels sprouts fan club! Love this dish! The addition of smoked paprika – yum!

  3. The photo made me think there would be more ingredients. I love the simplicity of this fab Brussels sprouts dish, Katie!!

  4. I never thought I’d say Brussels sprouts look mouthwatering, but these truly do! What a beautiful and wholesome dish, Katie! Great recipe.

  5. Love Katie and Brussels Sprouts! …And don’t worry, it gets easier as they get older. It’s the baby/toddler stage that makes you want to set your hair on fire. ;)

  6. Thanks again Rachel for having me over! :) I’m glad everyone is loving this simple (and healthy) side dish!

  7. this sounds lovely. smoked paprika has such great flavor!

  8. I loooooove brussels sprouts and this is such a unique and yummy way to make them!

  9. Hi Katie! Ok, you must now how much I am loving this recipe today. Brussels sprouts are my very favorite veggie on the planet. I hated them when I was little! And I am always looking for new ways to enjoy them. LOVING the smoked paprika!

  10. Brussel sprouts are so good for you and these look amazing! I love the guest posts and you’re right, how do people do it with more kids. Major respect to them, its difficult..

  11. I’m glad Katie got the “smoked paprika” memo. ;-) Loving this dish!!

  12. These sound really delicious – I love using paprika so I bet I will absolutely adore these!

  13. Oh I love everything about this! Smoked paprika is one of my favorites! Great recipe to share Katie! :)

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