How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

Bought a bag of fresh Brussels sprouts at the store but don't know where to start? We'll teach you our tried-and-true methods for cooking Brussels sprouts, from how to sauce them to boiling them to how to roast Brussels sprouts. There's never been a better time to learn how to cook Brussels sprouts.

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Wash Brussels sprouts; pat dry.

3. Cut sprouts in half lengthwise, and peel off any loose leaves. 

4. Toss sprouts in oil, salt, pepper, and any other spices you like.

5. Roast 20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through.

Get the full recipe for these pan-roasted Brussels sprouts here.

How to Saute Brussels Sprouts

Seared Brussels Sprouts

1. Wash Brussels sprouts; pat dry.

2. Cut sprouts in half lengthwise, and peel off any loose leaves.

3. Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

4. Place sprouts in pan, cut sides down, and season with salt and pepper.

5. Cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown. 

6. If you like, squeeze a little fresh lemon juice on top before serving.

Get the full recipe for these seared Brussels sprouts here.

How to Boil Brussels Sprouts

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Wash sprouts; pat dry.

3. Cut sprouts in half lengthwise, and peel off any loose leaves.

4. Boil until just soft -- this should take 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of your sprouts.

5. Drain sprouts, add butter or oil, and season with salt and pepper.

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