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Creamy and Cheesy Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

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Looking for the perfect side dish? Give this Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts recipe a try. Sliced Brussel sprouts that are pressure cooked to perfection, smothered in a creamy sauce.

You can easily make this a vegetarian side dish by swapping the chicken stock with vegetable stock. Or, if you're looking for a healthier boost, go ahead and use our homemade bone broth. It's so good!

Whip up this simple side dish tonight to compliment your dinner.

spoonful of cheesy brussel spouts

This Brussels sprout recipe is..

  • 5 minute cook time
  • cheesy
  • simple
  • versatile in ingredients used
  • comforting
  • quick to make
  • a great pressure cooker side dish to pair with any meal
ingredients for Instant Pot brussel sprouts cheesy casserole in clear ingredient bowls

Ingredients For Creamy Brussels Sprouts

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheeses
  • Chicken Stock
  • Salt and Pepper

How to Make Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

Turn the Instant Pot to the saute feature, and add in your butter and let it melt. Then toss in your onion and saute for a few minutes.

Add in garlic and chicken stock, and give a stir and deglaze the bottom of the pot if you need. Then top with your shredded sprouts.

Pressure cook for 5 minutes making sure the valve is set to sealing. Once done, do a quick release of pressure.

Open the lid, then stir in all the other ingredients and, once well mixed, serve! This is one of my favorite Instant Pot vegetable recipes.

cheesy Instant Pot brussel sprouts in white bowl

Variations To Creamy Sprouts Recipe

Bacon | Cook up some chopped bacon and use that to add flavor to your dish. Just drain off the excess grease!

Cheese | So essentially you could use any cheese you want. I used Gruyere and Parmesan. I loved the creamy and tangy flavors it brought to the recipe. But, swap with what you have or prefer for a cheesy Brussels sprout recipe.

Stock | I mentioned above but feel free to swap the stock with vegetable stock if you want a vegetarian Brussels sprout recipe.

Vegetable Casserole Recipes | Once your dish is done you can pour in a baking dish, top with extra cheese and, broil in the oven to serve up a casserole form of this dish.

How to Pick The Best Brussels Sprouts

  • Look for brightly colored sprouts.
  • Brussels sprouts should be firm, and no bruising.
  • Smaller sprouts have the best flavor. When you get bigger ones they can become a bit more tart flavor.

Also, make sure to wash your Brussels sprouts to remove any debris and dirt on them.

Are You Supposed to Peel Brussel Sprouts?

You will want to cut the stems off, and I always peel the first outer layer of two of the leaves. That way it can help to remove any wilted areas or less than appealing in color.

Can Dogs Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Yes, dogs can eat Brussel sprouts in moderation. Limit this to 2-3 sprouts at a time.

According to the Dog People,

They’re also loaded with vitamins, including vitamins K and C, which are good for a dog’s immune system and bone health.

Are Brussel Sprouts Good For You?

Brussel sprouts are perfect for you. There are so many health benefits of Brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They have also been shown to decrease cancer risk, improve blood sugar, and decrease inflammation and oxidative stress.

Brussel sprouts are also good for those with heart disease, as they promote heart health.

How Many Carbs in Brussel Sprouts?

There are 8 grams of carbs in one cup of Brussel sprouts. With 4.5g net carbs per cup, keto Brussel sprouts recipes are a great option if you're on a keto diet. This is a keto Brussel sprout casserole.

How Many Calories in Brussel Sprouts?

1 cup of Brussel sprouts contains 38 calories. This garlic parmesan Brussel sprouts recipe has 325 calories per serving, based on 6 servings, which isn't bad at all for a vegetable gratin casserole.

How to Make Brussel Sprouts

For this recipe, cooking Brussel sprouts is done in the Instant Pot. It's basically a steamed Brussel sprouts or smashed Brussel sprouts recipe.

However, there are so many other ways to make Brussel sprouts.

  • Roasted Brussel sprouts with olive oil
  • Grilled golden brown
  • Boiled
  • Slow-cooked
  • Brussel sprouts with bacon
  • Instant Pot steamed vegetables in a steamer basket

Can You Freeze Brussel Sprouts

Yes, you can freeze Brussel sprouts. In fact, if you grow Brussel sprouts in your garden, this is a great way to put them up to preserve them if you have a good crop. It's also really easy to freeze them since there is no parboiling involved. Simply quick-freeze Brussels sprouts by placing them on a cookie sheet and letting them freeze, and then transferring them to a freezer bag or container.

You can also freeze this cheesy Brussel sprouts keto recipe. Place in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3-4 months. Defrost in the refrigerator and then reheat in the oven for an easy cheesy Brussel sprout bake. Veggie bakes make an excellent side dish.

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Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts Casserole

Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts Casserole

Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts veggie casserole is a delicious and easy way to make Brussel sprouts in the Instant Pot. This makes a delicious side dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  1. Turn on the saute function on your pressure cooker and then add in the butter and onion. Cook the onion while stirring on and off until the onion is softened.
  2. Stir in the garlic and chicken stock.
  3. Then, add the Brussel sprouts on top of the onions and garlic.
  4. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and set the pressure valve to the sealing position.
  5. Set the pressure cooker for a high-pressure cooking time of 5 minutes.
  6. After the 5 minutes pressure cooking time, do a quick pressure release. Then, remove the lid and stir in the remaining ingredients.


Variations to Brussel Sprouts in Instant Pot

  • Finish the cheesy Brussel sprouts off in the oven with a breadcrumb topping.
  • Mix in cauliflower and/or broccoli with the Brussel sprouts.
  • Switch up the cheese types for a different flavor.
  • Use Instant Pot bone broth instead of chicken broth for more nutrition.

Make this a Ninja Foodi Brussel sprouts recipe or make pressure cooker cheesy Brussel sprouts with any electric pressure cooker.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 69mgSodium 468mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 17g

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