Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Grilled Brussels sprouts are a great way to enjoy this healthy vegetable. To make these healthy vegetables even more tasty, you can precook them first. The sprouts can be pre-cooked by blanching them in boiling water for 5 minutes, steaming them, or microwaving them. The outer leaves should turn golden brown and they are ready to grill.
Grilled Brussels sprouts are charred on the grill and then tossed with a honey-lemon dressing. The dish can be served hot, at room temperature, or cold. This dish makes an ideal side dish for summertime barbeques. It also pairs well with pasta.
Brussels sprouts are often seasoned with salt, onion powder, dry mustard powder, and garlic. You can also use lemon zest and parmesan cheese to enhance the flavor. These sprouts are easy to prepare and taste great! A great way to serve these healthy foods is by grilling them on a skewer.
Before grilling Brussels sprouts, remove the ends of their stem. If the leaves are loose, they will burn on the grill. Sprouts can also be grilled whole or cut into quarters. Depending on how much you want to eat, you may want to cook them for 8 to 10 minutes. You should also turn them over halfway through the cooking process to prevent them from steaming.
You can also cook your Brussels sprouts in advance and add them to the grill when serving. Sprouts can also be prepared in a foil packet for convenience. Once you grill them, they are a healthy side dish that is bursting with flavor. They go well with grilled chicken breast or salmon. To make your Brussels sprouts even more delicious, you can add a sprinkle of parmesan or cracked pepper.
These grilled Brussels sprouts become sweet and delicious on the grill and are such an easy side dish!
Fresh brussels sprouts are tossed with salt, pepper, butter, and a bit of onion. They’re cooked on the grill until tender and caramelized. It’s incredible how such a simple recipe can have so much flavor!
It is hard to resist these healthy spouts once they have cooked on the BBQ.
Our Fave Grilled Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts will become brown, crispy, caramelized on the outside, and tender on the inside. They’re perfect served with a steak dinner!
- This grilled brussels sprout recipe is so easy to make. And they don’t take long to cook.
- This simple recipe requires just a few ingredients.
- They can be prepared well ahead of time and added to the grill just before serving.
- Making these in a foil pack means less mess and little clean-up.
- They hold up well to grilling and are great with a sprinkle of parmesan and cracked pepper. Serve these alongside grilled salmon or a grilled chicken breast.
- Cooked on the grill or in the oven, Brussel sprouts will become brown, crispy, caramelized on the outside, and tender on the inside.
Ingredients & Variations
Brussels – Use fresh Brussels the best flavor. Remember, when purchasing fresh Brussels buy tight firm heads that are free of blemishes and spots. Choose sprouts that are close to the same size if possible.
Seasonings –We season simply with butter, salt & pepper, and a bit of onion. Onion powder can be used in place of fresh onion if you’d like.
Variations – Grilled Brussel sprouts taste great sprinkled with shredded parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, a bit of Dijon mustard or even maple syrup.
How to Grill Brussels Sprouts
This handheld side is an impressive addition to any main dish!
- Trim the sprouts, remove any wilted leaves and cut in half if they’re large.
- Add them to a bowl and soften in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
- Season and wrap in foil with a bit of onion and butter.
- Grill & serve.
If you don’t want to microwave them, they can be boiled for a few minutes or cooked for a longer time over indirect heat.
Tips for Brussels Sprouts on the Grill
- Softening Brussels sprouts before grilling ensures they’re cooked through without browning too much.
- Add extra seasonings or spices if you’d like!
- They can be cooked on wood or metal skewers or in a grill basket in place of a foil pack if desired.
- Turn the foil packet frequently throughout the cooking process to ensure it cooks evenly.
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days. Heat them low and slow in a skillet with a touch of olive oil or in the air fryer or add them chilled to salads or pasta salads.
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Grilled Brussel Sprouts
Slightly charred and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, Brussel sprouts are great for grilling!
- Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cool water and trim off the ends. Cut in half if they are large.
- Place Brussels Sprouts in a microwave-safe bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until they just start to soften. Do not overcook.
- Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
- Add diced onion, butter & seasonings to the Brussels. Toss well.
- Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil approximately 24-inches in length. Spread the Brussels on one half of the foil, and fold the other half over the top. Roll the edges of the foil on all sides to create a tightly sealed packet.
- Grill on medium-high heat for 8-12 minutes, occasionally turning, until tender and lightly browned.
Garnish with ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, if desired.
Brussels sprouts can be cooked in a grill basket or on skewers if desired. They should still be slightly softened before grilling.
Heavy-duty foil holds up best on the grill and doesn’t tear as the packet is flipped over.
Calories: 126 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1458IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and the brands of ingredients used.