Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


These pan-fried Brussels sprouts are a delicious and quick way to turn these vegetables into an addictive side dish!



  • 1 lb sprouts, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half.
  2. In a large pan or cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil for over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Place the brussels sprouts cut side down on the pan.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until browned, then flip and continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes. 
  6. When the sprouts have browned on both sides, remove from pan and set aside.
  7. In the same pan, add the sliced almonds and stir for 1-2 minutes until just toasted. They should be light brown but not too dark.
  8. Top the brussels sprouts with the sliced almonds and add salt and pepper to taste.