Easy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


These easy sautéed Brussels sprouts are a delicious low carb side dish! Pair it with your favorite protein for a tasty dinner.



  • 3 cups of shredded Brussels sprouts (about 1lb before trimming the ends)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 1 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed kernels


  1. Soak the shredded sprouts in a large bowl of cold water for about 3 minutes.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering.
  3. Drain the Brussels sprouts and add them to the pan.
  4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove the lid, stir, and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your sprouts.
  6. Top with parmesan cheese and sunflower seeds.
  7. Add salt to taste, then serve immediately.


Soaking the Brussels sprouts before cooking prevents them from burning before softening. It also helps steam the Brussels sprouts in the pan.

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