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Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts. Make the most delicious Brussel Sprouts in the Instant Pot in JUST 4 minutes.

So delicious, so full of flavour and you will never want to cook your Brussel Sprouts any other way once you have tried our Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts.

My Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts are vegan friendly, vegetarian friendly, Paleo friendly and Whole30 friendly.

Love them or loathe them Brussel Sprouts are so quick to cook in the Instant Pot. Just cook them with a small amount of water and they then steam in just 4 minutes for a big bag of them.

Dominic and I are part of the love brigade.

We will fight over the last Brussel Sprouts just like you would over the last roast potatoes and we would be heartbroken if Christmas Dinner or Thanksgiving didn’t involve Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts.

Kyle on the other hand loathes them. Is disgusted at the thought of having to eat Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts and avoids them like they are the plague.

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At Christmas it was usually the last thing that we cooked before we served up Christmas Dinner.

We would cook them in some boiling water on the hob, then toss them in salt, pepper and melted butter when cooked.

They were the best!

But there was one problem with our Brussel Sprouts….every time you cook Brussel Sprouts using the boiling method they will lose flavour.

They taste like every bit of flavour has been wiped from it. Plus, from a nutrition point of view, boiling vegetables loses their vitamins and you’re much better off steaming them.

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Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

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However, if you cook Brussel Sprouts in the Instant Pot it tastes like real Brussel Sprouts and not some mushy tasteless rubbish.

The way we do them is we cook a bag of them at once.

We will reduce the size of the root so that when cooked they are not as hard. Then we will peel off the top layer.

This then stops them from being so gritty from the soil and removes any bad bits in case they have been on the supermarket shelf for a while.

Then we place them in the Instant Pot with a cup of water and let the Instant Pot do all the work for us.

If you haven’t got an Instant Pot yet, then we recommend that you do, they are an amazing kitchen gadget and we cook a whole variety of meals in it.

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Then when they are cooked you can serve them however you like your Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts.

We love ours with butter along with some salt and pepper. But if today wasn’t Meatless Monday, I would be shouting at you to add some bacon to the mix.

More Vegetables In The Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot Asparagus
  • Instant Pot Broccoli
  • Instant Pot Butternut Squash
  • Instant Pot Cabbage
  • Instant Pot Carrots
  • Instant Pot Cauliflower
  • Instant Pot Leeks
  • Instant Pot Mushrooms
  • Instant Pot Parsnips
  • Instant Pot Rutabaga (Swede)
  • Instant Pot Turnips

Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Brussel Sprouts. Easy and simple and a family favourite at

Prep Time1 minute min

Cook Time4 minutes mins

Total Time5 minutes mins

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: Instant Pot

Servings: 4

Calories: 97kcal





  • Place a cup of water into the bottom of the inner pot inside of the Instant Pot. Place the steamer shelf (trivet) on top of this and then the steamer basket over this.

  • Chop half of the root from the Brussel Sprouts, then remove the top layer of the sprout.

  • Give the Brussel Sprouts a quick rinse under some cold water.

  • Place the Brussel Sprouts into the steamer basket.

  • Set the valve to sealing and cook for 4 minutes on manual.

  • When the Instant Pot beeps manually release pressure.

  • Season with salt and pepper then serve.


We used one bag of Brussel Sprouts that weighed 450g. You could do up to 1 kilo of Brussel Sprouts on the 4-minute cooking time, depending on how many of them you wanted to do. Make sure you rinse your Brussel Sprouts before you cook with them as they can have a gritty taste otherwise.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 7.7g | Fat: 0.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 8.4g | Sugar: 4.9g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.7mg

Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

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