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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.
4.41 from 20 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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