Taste Brussels sprouts as they cook. Overcooking and undercooking are equally cruel to the tasty buds. Be vigilant. Because of the size range—I have counted from 12 to 96 (yes—mini-delicacies) to the pound—there is no general timing or accurate number of servings I can provide.
Whole sprouts require slightly more cooking time than cut ones. Steamed sprouts need slightly more cooking time than boiled ones. One dry pint (about 10 ounces) of small-medium sprouts should generously serve two.