Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

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Ready in less than 15 minutes, full of nutrients and vitamins - and delicious! Once you cook Brussels sprouts in the Instant Pot, you'll never want them any other way!

Roasted brussel sprouts in a square white bowl near a woםden spatula

There's no reason that these shouldn't be on your dinner table 🙂

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish. You can literally pop these perfectly cooked veggies right into your mouth or pair them up with any type of main dish that you want.

I don't know why, but Brussels sprouts tend to get a bad rap. They're delicious - trust me! They're tiny and easy to make and are literally bite-sized perfection. In my mind, this is one of the easiest vegetable recipes to cook!

Why this recipe works 

When it comes to a simple side dish, this is where this Instant Pot recipe shines. It's fast, it's easy, and it's fun to make. The kids just may become vegetable fans after this one!

  • It's a great way to add a healthy side dish quickly
  • You can make Brussel sprouts sweet or savory
  • You can easily cook up a batch to have leftovers to enjoy later

Recipe Ingredients

Fresh Brussels Sprouts in brown bowl

Brussels sprouts - Be sure that you're using fresh Brussels sprouts for this recipe. They're needed to get that perfect texture and taste. 

Butter - I like to use salted butter but unsalted butter works just fine. 

Garlic - Minced garlic adds great flavor but you can also use garlic powder. 

Dijon mustard - This is the special ingredient to really take the flavor and taste over the top! 

Vegetable broth - I love using vegetable broth, but you can use chicken stock, turkey stock or water.

Salt and pepper  - To taste. 

How to make Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts 

Gather up the simple ingredients before getting started! This is the perfect recipe for making a quick and delicious side dish.

Step One: In a bowl, mix butter, garlic, dijon mustard, salt and pepper with the Brussels sprouts.

Step Two: Add the marinated brussels sprouts into the Instant Pot, press saute and saute for 3 minutes while stirring.

Step Three: Add the vegetable broth into the Instant Pot.

Step Four: Put on the lid and cook at high pressure for 5 minutes. 

Step Five: When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release and serve 🙂

Variations

Add bacon - Let's be honest. Bacon makes everything better, from asparagus to chicken. Just toss in some bacon when you're cooking them and you'll love the taste.

For full instructions, check out this Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts With Bacon recipe.

Change up the seasonings - You can easily change up the seasoning. For example you can remove the Dijon mustard and add chopped onion instead.

brussels sprouts mixed with chopped bacon in white bowl

Recipe Notes

  • You don't have to trim the Brussels sprout. Just make sure to clean them off and then season.
  • You might be tempted to use frozen Brussels sprouts for this recipe. Don't. Fresh is best as frozen will get soggy.

How to serve 

Brussels sprouts are a star on their own! You can make a bowl full and snack away or pair them with any main dish. Some of my favorite pairings are:

Instant Pot Brussel sprouts are also really good with any other type of veggies as well. You can serve them with green bean, broccoli or cauliflower.

FAQs

How do I know when Brussels is done cooking?

You can use a fork to test them. Just stick a fork down into the Brussel and see if it's tender. If they're fork-tender, they're done and ready to eat!

What toppings go well with cooked Brussel Sprouts?

There are so many toppings to consider! Parmesan cheese is one of my favorites, but melted butter on top is amazing as well. You can also just use salt and pepper and put that right on top.

Can I freeze Brussel sprouts?

Yes, you can freeze cooked Brussel sprouts! Just let them cool down all the way and then store them in the freezer.

Can you eat Brussel sprouts raw?

Yes, you can. This is actually great news because you don't have to worry about undercooking them! If you like them to have a crunchier texture, then that works out just fine.

More Healthy Side Dishes

Do you love the idea of more healthy side dishes? I know that you're going to love these great options!

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Roasted brussel sprouts in a square white bowl near a woםden spatula

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts is the best way to make a delicious side dish! Fast and simple and yummy!
4.84 from 48 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussel sprouts, Brussels sprouts, instant pot brussel sprouts, Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • pound brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or chicken stock or water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix butter, garlic, dijon mustard, salt and pepper with the Brussels sprouts.
  • Add the marinated brussels sprouts into the Instant Pot, press saute and saute for 3 minutes while stirring.
  • Add the vegetable broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal Carbohydrates: 17g Protein: 6g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 336mg Potassium: 690mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 1435IU Vitamin C: 145mg Calcium: 92mg Iron: 2mg

Notes

  • You don't have to trim the Brussels sprouts. Just make sure to clean them off and then season.
  • You might be tempted to use frozen Brussels sprouts for this recipe. Don't. Fresh is best as frozen will get soggy.
  • Feel free to change up the seasoning. For example you can remove the Dijon mustard and add chopped onion instead.
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18 thoughts on “Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

  1. 5 stars
    I love Brussel sprouts.
    this was similar to a roasted baby potato recipe i found in my original Instant Pot manual. I did the same as some others and sautéed without the liquid for about 8 min, then pressure cooked on low for 5 min. Mine were not too mushy. Oh, I added onions to the sauté, and used a little avo oil as I m vegan. still delicious. Many thanks. salud!

    1. That sounds great, thanks for sharing! I especially love the idea of adding onions. I'm glad it worked out for you and that you enjoyed the recipe.

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