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You’ll never think of Brussels sprouts the same again! This cheesy Instant Pot recipe combines two types of cheese with Brussels sprouts, butter, and heavy whipped cream to make a creamy, tender side dish that the whole family will love.
What pairs well with Brussel sprouts?
This instant pot side dish works well for any meal you have planned. Chicken breast, steak, salmon, you name it. This delightful side dish will be perfectly paired with your favorite main dish.
A perfectly seasoned grilled chicken or steak work well to enjoy with a bowl of cheesy instant pot Brussel sprouts.
How do you get the bitterness out of Brussel sprouts?
Some people have said that sautéing Brussel sprouts with a bit of brown sugar instead of boiling them can help get the bitterness out of Brussel sprouts.
With my Instant Pot Cheesy Brussels Sprouts, you’ll find that the cheddar and cream cheese blended with heavy cream makes for no bitterness.
You’ll taste so much creamy cheese that you’ll honestly forget there are Brussels sprouts in this Instant Pot side dish.
How do you know when Brussel sprouts are done?
Brussels sprouts don’t take very long to cook in the Instant Pot. Within 3 minutes on manual high, your Cheesy Brussels Sprouts will be cooked to the perfect tenderness and texture.
I use this steamer basket to cook Brussels sprouts, and love it. You can see it in the pictures below.
More Instant Pot Side Dishes
- Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Salad
- Instant Pot Homemade Hamburger Helper with Cheese
- Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Green Beans
Can you put cream in instant pot?
Yes, you can put cream in the Instant Pot. For this recipe, you’ll find that you’ll combine cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, cheddar cheese, and other ingredients for just 3 minutes in your Instant Pot.
This will not allow enough time for the cream in the Instant Pot to curdle.
Some dairy won’t fare well in your Instant Pot, such as milk. It’s best to read the instructions for all Instant Pot side dish recipes ideas before adding in any extra dairy that’s not listed on the ingredients.
This will help you determine what you can put into the Instant Pot recipe or not.
The heavy whipped cream is what helps add an extra level of creaminess to this recipe. If you want the sauce to be thinner, reduce the cream cheese. If you want the sauce to be thicker, increase the cream cheese slightly.
You can play around with the cream cheese measurement to get the perfect-for-you cheesy texture with this Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts recipe.
Consider adding bacon! I’ve heard that adding some bacon pieces to this Cheesy Brussels Sprouts recipe will add an extra flavor kick. I know many of you out there are thinking what I’m thinking, bacon makes everything better.
You can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese atop your Cheesy Brussels Sprouts for an added flavor touch before serving in a side dish to family.
Another add in option is to add a little garlic into the mix before placing your Cheesy Brussels Sprouts ingredients into the Instant Pot.
How do I Make Instant Pot Cheesy Brussels Sprouts?
Now that you’ve read all you need to read about this delicious Instant Pot side dish, it’s time to gather your ingredients and make your own bowl of Cheesy Brussels Sprouts.
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- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts, rinsed
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup heavy whipped cream
- 1 ½ cup cheddar cheese
- Rinse the Brussels sprouts. Put them in a steamer basket and then into the inner pot of the Instant Pot with 1 cup of water.
- Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 3 minutes.
- Allow for a quick pressure release.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 63mg Sodium: 306mg Carbohydrates: 8g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g