Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Say hello to your favorite new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts! These crispy and savory keto sauteed Brussels sprouts will help bring your meal and family together.

This super easy keto sauteed Brussels sprouts recipe will keep everyone happy, especially the chef. And don’t worry, the kids will love it too!

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Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Quick and easy sides are my favorites. That’s why this keto sauteed Brussels sprouts recipe is one of my go-to’s, especially on busy days. This recipe comes together in a snap and uses barely any ingredients, need I say more?

A great thing about this recipe is the versatility, it can be as simple or complicated as you want. You can add many staple ingredients that you probably already have in your homes like garlic, bacon, or parmesan.

Brussels sprouts tend to get a bad rep for being bitter and generally unappetizing… However, once they’re cooked and seasoned they’re the perfect easy side.

“Dressed-up” Brussels sprouts are known for getting even the pickiest eaters to eat their veggies.

My family is partial to adding bacon! Even the teenager loves it!

Sauteeing brussels sprouts, instead of boiling, keeps them full of flavor! Crispiness along with delicious flavors makes these keto sauteed Brussels sprouts the ideal side.

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Check out a few other keto side dishes here! Keto Cauliflower Mac and Keto Green Bean Casserole

Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Ingredients

Brussels sprouts: I recommend using fresh Brussels, you can also cut down on your cook time by using pre-prepped Brussels sprouts. You’ll need 1 pound. Frozen brussels tend to be very mushy once thawed and not appetizing (IMHO).

Olive oil: For cooking, you’ll need 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Red wine vinegar: 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar will help you deglaze your pan and add tons of flavor to your dish.

Salt: Minimal flavors are key in this recipe, you’ll need ½ a teaspoon sea salt.

Pepper: ¼ teaspoon of black pepper should be enough to season your Brussels.

How to make Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Prepare Brussels sprouts. Trim and cut your Brussels sprouts in half.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts cut

Heat oil. In a large cast-iron skillet, add olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.

Add Brussels sprouts. Add halved Brussels sprouts. Make sure to position or shake the skillet so that most of the Brussels are cut side down.

Allow caramelization. Allow the Brussels to sit undisturbed for 5 to 8 minutes until they develop a dark, tasty, caramelized sear.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts carmelized

Season. Add salt and pepper.

Brown Brussels. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the Brussels sprouts and continue stirring every few minutes. Cook until Brussels sprouts are browned all over, an additional 6 to 8 minutes.

Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Remove the pan from heat and stir in red wine vinegar.

Transfer and serve. Transfer the Brussels sprouts to a serving plate, sprinkle them with fresh herbs, and enjoy!

Store. Leftover sauteed Brussels sprouts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts cast iron skillet

What to serve with Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Keto sauteed Brussels sprouts are a quick and easy side for any dinner. They’re a crispy and delicious side that pairs well with anything! You can try pairing these keto sauteed Brussels sprouts along with some of my pork recipes, like keto puller pork or boneless short ribs.

However, you can also get creative and try this on the side of baked chicken thighs or even chili lime Mahi-mahi.

Keto Sauteed Brussel Sprouts Variations

The great thing about simple dishes is their versatility. There are a ton of ways to dress up and customize your keto sauteed Brussels sprouts. You can try adding:

  • Garlic parmesan
  • Pancetta or bacon
  • Butter and garlic
  • Smoked paprika

Questions you might have

Are Brussels sprouts high in carbs?

One serving, or cup, of Brussel sprouts can contain around 4 net carbs. While they’re a great low-carb and keto-friendly vegetable, you should keep this in mind when pairing with other dishes.

How do you get the bitterness out of Brussels sprouts?

This recipe is perfect for offsetting the bitterness of Brussels sprouts. Sauteing your brussel sprout with olive oil, instead of boiling them, can help prevent them from tasting bitter. That’s what makes this the best keto sauteed Brussel sprout recipe!

Will Brussels sprouts kick you out of ketosis?

Brussel sprouts are a great low-carb vegetable to have even on a keto diet. However, you should monitor your portions if you’re adding them to your dishes. Too many carbs can kick you out of ketosis, especially considering what you choose to pair with the brussels sprouts.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts FEATURE

Keto Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Say hello to your favorite new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts! These crispy and savory keto sauteed Brussels sprouts will help bring your meal and family together.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Heat a large cast-iron over medium-high. Add the oil swirl to cover the pan
  2. Add the halved Brussels sprouts. Shake
    skillet or position the brussels so that most of the brussels are cut side
  3. Allow to sit undisturbed for 5 to
    8 minutes, until the Brussels develop a dark, tasty, caramelized sear.
  4. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. With a wooden spoon or spatula,
    stir the Brussels sprouts and continue stirring every few minutes, until the
    Brussels sprouts are browned all over, about 6 to 8 additional minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Stir in the red wine vinegar.
  8. Then transfer the sprouts to a
    serving plate and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Enjoy hot.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gProtein: 2g

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