These Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo will convert even the most ardent Brussels sprout hater. They only take about 30 minutes to make, and are a great side dish for any meal.

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo in a serving bowl

This recipe is adapted from Real Food Heals by Seamus Mullen.

Why We Love This Recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

This Brussels sprouts recipe is a perfect example of a dish that contains only real and healthy ingredients. While focusing on real food, it’s elevated with just a few other ingredients and a simple and quick preparation. Very approachable and absolutely delicious, just like my roasted Brussels sprouts recipe.

The Brussels sprouts are sautéed in a cast iron skillet with a little extra-virgin olive oil which gives them that awesome caramelized flavor. We love the way they get browned a bit before the liquid is added, just like our Simple Skillet Green Beans. Then you throw in a little salty and meaty chorizo and a splash of tart lemon juice. Wowza! The salty and tart play so well with the sweetness of the caramelized brussels. Seriously, you have to make these people!

You could also make these any day of the week. Since they only require a few ingredients and 30 minutes of your time, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to whip them up after a long day of work. They’re also a great side to serve at dinner parties as well. You’ll also want to check out these Stove Top Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic too.

Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo in a skillet with a serving plate alongside

Key Ingredients for this Recipe

Brussels sprouts

Opt for Brussels sprouts that are on the smaller side, and preferably fresh (not frozen). Trim any long ends off from the bottom and remove any damaged outer layers.

Chorizo

Use dried chorizo that’s diced into little pieces. If you can’t find any chorizo (or don’t prefer it), simply use bacon instead!

Additional Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Step by Step Instructions to Make this Cast Iron Skillet Brussels Sprouts

Step 1: Brown Brussels sprouts

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, shaking the pan occasionally to gently brown on all sides, for about 3 minutes.

Step 2: Add remaining ingredients

Add the chorizo and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. The sprouts will start to take on a nice rosy color from the sausage. Add the lemon juice, stock, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Simmer until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 3: Serve

Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Brussels Sprouts in a skillet with a serving spoon

FAQs and Expert Tips

What is the healthiest way to eat Brussels sprouts?

The healthiest way to eat Brussels sprouts is by boiling, steaming, or sautéing them like we do in this recipe. As long as you don’t coat them in lots of butter or fat, they’ll be healthy regardless.

Are Brussels sprouts good for weight loss?

Brussels sprouts are packed with healthy nutrients and help you feel full longer, so if you regularly include them in your diet they may help assist with weight loss.

How long should you cook sprouts?

Cook them for a total of 5-10 minutes or until they’re fork tender.

Do you cut the tip off Brussel sprouts?

If the sprouts are on the larger side, cut off the stem end. If they’re really small, you can leave them on during cooking, and cut the remainder off after so they don’t fall apart.

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These Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo are an utterly delicious and totally Thanksgiving worthy side dish! Gluten-free and Paleo, too! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes | Katie Webster

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Adapted from Real Food Heals by Seamus Mullen. These Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Chorizo will convert even the most ardent hater. They are an utterly delicious and totally Thanksgiving worthy side dish. Gluten-free and Paleo, too!


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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, preferably small
  • 4 ounces dried chorizo, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, shaking the pan occasionally to gently brown on all sides, for about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes. The sprouts will start to take on a nice rosy color from the sausage. Add the lemon juice, stock, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Simmer until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

Whole30:

To make this recipe Whole30 compliant, check the ingredients of your Chorizo and chicken broth and make sure they’re all compliant.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 213
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 513 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 13 mg