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Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts


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This Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts recipe is the ultimate creamy side dish recipe. This cooked brussel sprouts recipe is a fantastic side dish for any occasion.

I know, you’re thinking it’s going to be disgusting because you think of brussel sprouts as those nasty little cabbage-y things your grandparents love. If you want to win over some vegetable haters then this mouthwatering Instant Pot side dish recipe is just what you need to do it!

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Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

Did you know that not only are brussel sprouts low in carbs and they are also low in calories, but also very high in Vitamin C. If you are looking for a vegetable that packs a nutrient punch then this is the recipe for you.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you love easy side dish recipes then this creamy brussel sprout recipe is going to wow your entire family.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Creamy, flavorful, and delicious

If you enjoy Instant Pot side dish recipes you may want to try these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

A horizontal overhead shot of Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts in a white serving bowl with blocks of parmesan, garlic, and the Instant Pot in the background

Ingredients

Are you ready to make this easy pressure cooker side? Gather this small list of ingredients and enjoy a tasty family-friendly dish.

  • brussel sprouts, stems removed and sliced
  • butter
  • onion, diced
  • garlic, minced
  • chicken stock
  • sour cream
  • gruyere, shredded
  • parmesan, shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Ingredients used to make Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts.

Substitutions

Greek Yogurt: Out of sour cream this week? Plain greek yogurt will work well instead.

Broth: Want to avoid a trip to the grocery store? Use chicken broth instead of stock if needed.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need four basic kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. You most likely already have all of these in your kitchen.

How to Make Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts

Making this brussel sprouts recipe is so simple, all you need to do is follow these four easy steps and you will have a creamy and delicious side for your meal.

Step 1: Saute the onion

With the electric pressure cooker on the saute mode, heat until “hot.” Add the butter and onion. Cook until the onion is softened.

Step 2: Add brussels and stock

Stir in the garlic and chicken stock. And, then place the brussel sprouts on top.

Halved brussels in an Instant Pot.

Step 3: Cook the brussel sprouts

Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the pressure cooker on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 5 minutes.

Cooked brussels in an Instant Pot.

Step 4: Add in remaining ingredients

When the cooking cycle has been completed, perform a quick release. Remove the lid and stir in the remaining ingredients.

Remaining ingredients being added on top of the cooked brussels in an Instant pot.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to change up this recipe to fit your family? Here are my tried and true swaps for brussel sprouts.

Oil: Use your favorite oil in place of butter for a deeper flavor.

Bacon Bits: Want to add a little crunch and salty flavor? Stir in 1/4 cup of bacon bits at the end.

Mozzarella: Split the guyere and do half mozzarella and half guyere for an extra cheesy dish.

A close up of a spoonful of Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering what to serve this creamy side dish with? Here are my favorite items to pair with it.

A vertical overhead shot of Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts in a white serving bowl.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Can I freeze creamed brussel sprouts?

No, unfortunately, because this dish is made of dairy products it will not freeze well.

How do I reheat this side dish?

Reheating is as simple as placing it in the microwave on high for 1-3 minutes or until heated.

Can I use frozen brussel sprouts?

Yes! Just make sure to defrost before cooking. This can be done by quickly rinsing them under cold water.

A spoonful of Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts.

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Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts Recipe

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Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts

This Instant Pot Creamed Brussel Sprouts recipe is the ultimate creamy side dish recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 338 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • spoon
  • knife and cutting board

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds brussel sprouts stems removed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces gruyere shredded
  • ½ cup parmesan shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • With the electric pressure cooker on the saute mode, heat until “hot.” Add the butter and onion. Cook until the onion is softened.
  • Stir in the garlic and chicken stock.
  • Place the brussel sprouts on top.
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set the valve to sealing. Program the pressure cooker on “manual” or “pressure cook” for 5 minutes.
  • When the cooking cycle has completed, perform a quick release. Remove the lid and stir in the remaining ingredients.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 18gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 726mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1830IUVitamin C: 131mgCalcium: 499mgIron: 2mg
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