Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts – Recipes From A Pantry
Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. They are consistently at the top of the list of the 5 most hated vegetables. But happily, mini chefs (and Freddy when he’s in a vegetarian mood) find them incredibly tasty, especially when I make this Brussels sprouts Instant Pot recipe
And I give Brussels sprouts important bonus points because they’re incredibly good for you too. A win-win for all food lovers. Once you try this easy instant pot Brussels sprouts recipe, I know you’ll agree. YES, you can cook Brussels sprouts in the instant pot, amazing, right?
These mini cabbages are quite adorable and super versatile. The most common cooking method is to roast them, but they can also be eaten raw and make the best addition to coleslaw and salads. You can also steam or sauté them, which is exactly how it’s made in this Brussels Instant Pot sprouts recipe.
Why make this recipe
- versatile: What makes cooking them in the instant pot so great is that it works just as well whether you use fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts. That’s right… frozen! But don’t worry, folks, these aren’t the soft, overcooked buds of shades of gray you can remember from your childhood.
- Tasty: Made with ingredients that contain many flavors, such as apple cider vinegar, tamari sauce, and sun-dried tomatoes. ACV and tamari sauce not only provides a bright acidity to the dish, but also helps caramelize Brussels Instant Pot sprouts during the stir-fry process, adding a delicious crunch to the outer leaves.
- Nutritious – This vegetable is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, but low in fat and calories. I’d say it’s the perfect side dish!
Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts
Ready to learn how to make Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts? Let me show you how easy it is, and prepare to fall in love…
How to make Brussels
sprouts Instant Pot
- Add the oil to the Instant Pot insert and select stir-fry, and leave until the Instant Pot heats up.
- Then turn off the stir-fry mode and add the Brussels sprouts, stir and let cook in the residual heat for a couple of minutes (yes, you don’t need the steam basket for this recipe).
- Add the vinegar and tamari sauce, stir and cover the Instant Pot, turn the valve to seal, select manual, high pressure and cook for 3 minutes.
- Then perform a quick release, add the dried tomato in the chopped sun and serve your Brussels sprouts Instant Pot
If 3 minutes is not enough the first time, cook for 4 minutes when you make Brussels sprouts again, as this depends on the size of the shoots.
For cooking from frozen
- frozen frozen sprouts are already soft, so adjust the cooking time for 0 minutes (yes, 0!) and then perform a quick release
- Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix and serve your Brussels Instant Pot sprouts.
First I tried to adjust the cooking time for 1 minute and QPR, But they were too soft.
Steamed Brussels sprouts in a steam basket
You can steam your Brussels sprouts in a steam basket if you prefer. Simply add water to the Instant Pot insert, add the buds in the basket inside the insert, and cook as usual.
Tips for success
- There is no need for Brussels sprouts. Simply cut off the end of the flat stem and remove the discolored leaves.
- But trim and cut them in half so that they cook perfectly.
- Swap dried cranberries and chopped nuts for sun-dried tomatoes.
- If you’re not vegan, try cooking your Brussels sprouts with bacon.
- Add butter if you are not vegan.
- Green onions and chili also work well in this recipe.
- The cooking times indicated do not include the time for the instant cooker to reach the pressure or for the pressure to be released.
Make them with bacon
- : Try cooking Brussels sprouts with bacon (or bacon or even turkey bacon) for an amazing 2-ingredient dish with tons of flavor. In fact, Brussels sprouts with bacon are my favorite meat loving OH side dish. Yes, it really is that good!
- Transform them – Prepare these Brussels sprouts Instant Pot, let cool, then crush the cooked Brussels sprouts and use them in coleslaw or add them to a salad.
- Add toppings: Top your sprouts with salt and black pepper, balsamic vinegar, a splash of olive oil, and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prepare in advance and
- prepare for storage in advance: this recipe for instant pot Brussels sprouts is an excellent ready-made dish. Make a couple of batches and use them to prepare meals throughout the week.
- Storage: Keep Brussels sprouts cooked in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 5 days
- Reheat – To heat, simply reheat in the microwave, the fastest way. But if you prefer, you can reheat using its instant pot or stove stir-fry feature.
Instant Brussels sprouts recipe for the holidays Brussels sprouts
are at their peak and are harvested in late autumn and winter. In fact, they are considered sweeter after a frost has occurred, making this Brussels sprouts recipe the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. (And you know how much I love Christmas.)
The beautiful red of sun-dried tomatoes combines with bright green shoots to bring some festive color to your table. I think a light, healthy side dish that also happens to be exceptionally tasty is such a welcome addition to a holiday meal, as it adds a good balance to rich, decadent foods.
And this pressure cooker Brussels sprouts recipe is not only quick and easy, but it doesn’t require any precious space on the stove or oven, which is a never-ending battle in my kitchen during the holiday season.
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- Green garlic beans
- Instant pumpkin brownies
. Air fryer fillet.
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- from crispy air fryer.
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- Caraway apple Brussels sprouts Salad.
frozen Brussels sprouts.
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