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Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts

These Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts are tender and flavorful, with a tasty golden brown layer. Tossed with simple seasonings, they makes a great side dish to all your mealtime favorites.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 118kcal


  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • cup vegetable broth


  • Trim the Brussels sprouts, remove any dry leaves, and slice them lengthwise.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat and place the Brussels sprouts in a single layer, cut side down. Fry for about 3-4 minutes, just until a golden color appears.
  • Season the Brussels sprouts with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the vegetable broth and cover the skillet with a tight lid. Cook with the lid on for about 4-5 minutes, or just until the liquid disappears. Serve immediately.



How to Store

You can store these Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts in an airtight container once they have cooled. They can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat them on the stovetop, or in the oven or microwave until warmed through.

Add-ins and Substitutes

  • Substitute other seasonings. You can add other seasonings to this dish, such as cayenne pepper, onion powder, cumin, lemon pepper, or even nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor.
  • Add vinegar. Bring out some sweeter, tangier notes by adding balsamic vinegar to these Skillet-Braised Brussels Sprouts.
  • Make it with different vegetables. In addition to the Brussels sprouts, you can add chopped sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli, asparagus, or onion.
  • Add lemon juice. When they're done cooking, splash some lemon juice over the Brussels sprouts before serving. This will add a bright citrusy flavor to this savory, earthy veggie.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg