3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables served on a square plate

3-in-1 brown-buttered winter vegetables

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6

Save yourself time and washing-up on Christmas Day by cooking carrots, leeks and Brussels sprouts together along with butter and sage for a perfect side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal143
  • fat11g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 3 carrots, thickly sliced, at an angle



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 300g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, if they’re large
    Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts

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    The quintessential Christmas dinner veg, Brussels sprouts are thought to have been cultivated in…

  • 2 leeks, trimmed and thickly sliced, at an angle



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 75g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • handful sage leaves (optional)


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, tip in the carrots and boil for 3 mins, then add the sprouts and boil for another minute before adding the leeks. Boil everything for 5 mins more, then drain well.

  2. Sizzle the butter in a large frying pan or sauté pan until it turns a nutty brown, then add the sage, if using. Let it crackle, then transfer to a plate, leaving the butter in the pan. Add some cracked black pepper to the butter, tip in the vegetables and gently stir-fry until the veg is piping hot and starting to brown around the edges. Season with sea salt and serve straightaway, with the sage scattered over, if using.

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14th Dec, 2019
I made this dish tonight and it was absolutely delicious and so simple to make. I didn't have any sage so left this out. I will be making this on xmas day.
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Lord Grim
29th Nov, 2018
I'll be giving this a go this xmas, but I'll par boil the veggies so all that needs to be done on the day is a good sizzle in the brown butter.
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