Photos by: Brian Kavanagh | The Sophisticated Caveman

When you need a simple side dish to complete your meal, look no further than these Whole30 Crispy Brussels Sprouts. Grab your favorite cast iron skillet, and a bunch of fresh brussels sprouts. The rest of the ingredients you’ll most likely have in your pantry, and you’ll be sitting down to enjoy this dish in very little time.

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Whole30 Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Brussel Sprouts

Whole30 Crispy Brussels Sprouts

With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll have these Crispy Brussels Sprouts on your table in no time.
4.22 from 73 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  • DICE onion
  • CLEAN brussels sprouts (I like to cut the end of the stem off, pare a few of the outer leaves and cut each sprout in half)BROWN onions in olive oil until they’re just browned, adding a couple of pinches of salt while browning
  • STEAM brussels: add cleaned sprouts to the same pan, along with a 1/8 to 1/4 cup of water
  • COVER and steam until sprouts are fork-tender
  • TAKE the lid off the pan (this is where the magic happens), and sautee the brussels and onions on high heat until they’re beautifully browned and crispy.
  • ADD olive oil a little bit at a time throughout the process so that they don’t stick to the pan.
  • ADD salt to taste
  • ENJOY!
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Brian Kavanagh

Whole30 Contributor

Brian Kavanagh, also known as The Sophisticated Caveman, is a creative professional with a special place in his heart for food. After struggling with weight loss for years, he stopped counting calories and began to look at the ingredients in his food and where it was coming from. He believes that eating simple, clean, real food is universal. For more Whole30 recipes and meal ideas, check out his blog and follow him on Instagram.