These stovetop brussels sprouts are a quick and easy way to add a healthy side dish to any meal! The Brussels sprouts are cooked until brown and crispy, and the almonds add a delicious crunch!

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I love this recipe because it’s a quick way to make brussels sprouts taste delicious! While I love roasted Brussels sprouts, cooking them in the oven can take a long time. This recipe is a little faster, but they still taste amazing!

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts– Trim the ends and slice them in half. You can also buy pre-trimmed Brussels sprouts if you want to save time!
  • Olive oil– A little oil is necessary, either olive oil or avocado oil is great.
  • Almonds– I like sliced almonds because they add a nice crunch.
  • Lemon juice– I love the bright flavor this adds to the dish.
  • Salt & pepper- Just add it to taste!

How to Make Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

Trim the ends of the Brussels sprouts and slice them in half.

easy brussels sprouts recipe

Place the Brussels sprouts cut side down in a large non-stick skillet, then drizzle with olive oil.

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Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until bright green.

brussels sprouts in a skillet

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and flip the Brussels sprouts. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, then add the sliced almond and lemon juice.

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Stovetop Brussels Sprout Add-Ins

  • If you don’t have sliced almonds, try this with walnuts instead!
  • Drizzle with balsamic vinegar for a savory, umami flavor.
  • Try sprinkle fresh Parmesan or Pecorino Romano after toasting the almonds.
  • For a hit of sweetness, sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds.
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Are Brussels Sprouts Healthy?

Yes! If the taste wasn’t enough to convince you to make this recipe, then how about the fact that Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamin K, which is important for bone health. They’re also a great source of fiber, vitamins A and B6, folate, thiamin, potassium, and manganese, as well as copper, calcium, and iron. Cooking these on the stovetop in a little bit of oil is a healthy way to prepare them.

How to Store Leftover Brussels Sprouts

Reheating leftover Brussels sprouts can be a little tricky. Reheating in the microwave will result in soggy sprouts. The best way to reheat is in an air fryer or on the stovetop. That’s the best way to get a tender result without making them mushy. But this recipe is best when eaten right away.

More Brussels Sprouts Recipes

If you have leftover Brussels sprouts, I have a whole list of what to make with shredded brussels sprouts. And I also have some tasty recipes that use whole Brussels sprouts:

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Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

Stovetop Brussels Sprouts with Almonds

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Side Dish


These stovetop Brussels sprouts are a quick and easy way to add a healthy side dish to any meal! The Brussels sprouts are cooked until brown and crispy and the almonds add a delicious crunch!


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  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the Brussels sprouts cut side down in a large, non-stick skillet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, flip the Brussels sprouts, and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced almonds and lemon juice and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until the almonds are toasted.

What to Pair With Stovetop Brussels Sprouts

Looking for the perfect dinner recipe to serve with this dish? Try this delicious Ravioli Lasagna or serve them with a Chipotle Black Bean Burger. These are a great vegetable side to pair with Pasta Alla Norma, too!

What’s your favorite way to prepare Brussels sprouts?