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Boiled Brussels Sprouts

Boiled Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These boiled Brussels sprouts are quick to make and delicious! Mix them with butter and Parmesan cheese as a tasty side dish.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts (off the stem)*
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (or olive oil)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Add 1 tablespoon of kosher salt to a large pot of water and bring it to a boil.
  2. Slice the Brussels sprouts in half, removing any tough ends or browned outer leaves.
  3. Place the Brussels sprouts in the water and boil them 4 to 5 minutes until they are crisp tender and bright green. Taste test as soon as possible and try to avoid over-boiling.
  4. Immediately drain the Brussels sprouts well.  Toss with the salt and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Add the Parmesan cheese and black pepper and serve.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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