Brussels sprouts with smoked paprika and shallot are flavorful and easy to make in a skillet. Even professed Brussels sprouts haters will love these!

Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussel Sprouts Guest Post from #recipe #vegetarian

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.

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.  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!

{Guest Post from Katie's Cucina} Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts #recipe #vegetarian #sidedish

People either love or hate Brussels sprouts. 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.

More Brussels sprouts!


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Smoked Paprika and Shallot Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

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


  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 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 salt, pepper, and smoked paprika to the pan. Stir well, and add Brussels sprouts, stirring so that the shallots and seasoning cover the sprouts.
  3. Cook for 5 additional minutes. Once the Brussels sprouts are done, sprinkle with fresh thyme and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 290mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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