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Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are the easiest side dish. Tender steamed sprouts, slow cooked and tossed with Parmesan cheese – perfect to serve with meat and potatoes! 

Halved, cooked brussels sprouts in the slow cooker. A serving spoon is stuck into the sprouts.

These crock pot Brussels sprouts are the easiest recipe I’ve ever made. You’re going to love them! Sure, you could roast your Brussels sprouts or even saute them, but I love the ease of using my slow cooker. I can add everything in there, give it a stir, and walk away.

Why You’ll Love This Brussels Sprouts Recipe

  • Ease of Preparation: You simply halve the fresh Brussels sprouts, season them, and toss them into the slow cooker.
  • Tender Texture: The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together, creating a deliciously soft and flavorful dish.
  • Versatility: Brussels sprouts have become a trendy and versatile vegetable, and this recipe highlights their adaptability.

Recipe Ingredients 

  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil & Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese: Grab a fresh block of parmesan to freshly grate for the best flavor.

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts

This is a true “dump and go” style recipe. Here’s how to make it. Check out the recipe card for exact ingredient amounts and detailed instructions.

  1. Prep: Grease the insert of a 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray or a bit of butter.
  2. Add and Mix: Add the trimmed brussels sprouts, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to the insert of your slow cooker. Mix everything to combine.
  3. Top: Top the sprouts mixture with butter.
  4. Cook: Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours, or until the brussel sprouts are tender. The bigger the brussel sprouts, the longer the cooking time. 
  5. Add: Remove the cover and top the sprouts with Parmesan cheese. Stir in the Parmesan to combine.
  6. Serve: Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly, then serve. 

Recipe Tips

  • Crisp Up: If you want to crisp up your Brussels sprouts before serving, put them under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned.
  • Add Some Bacon: You can toss some crisp chopped bacon in at the end with the Parmesan cheese to boost the flavor power. 
  • Finishing Touches: If you love Balsamic, you can drizzle these bad boys with a balsamic reduction once they are in the serving bowl. 
Slow cooker brussel sprouts topped with parmesan.

Serving Suggestions

Just about any dinner can use a tasty green veggie on the side. These pair well with a bold flank steak recipe. They’re just as good with creamy mushroom chicken or my old bay roasted salmon. This creamy mashed cauliflower would be amazing, too!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Transfer the veggies to an airtight container and store them in your refrigerator for 2 days. 
  • To reheat, pop them in the oven at 375˚F until they are warm.

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slow cooker brussel sprouts topped with parmesan
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5 from 4 votes

Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Slow Cooker Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are the easiest side dish. Tender steamed sprouts, slow cooked and tossed with Parmesan cheese – perfect to serve with meat and potatoes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts in oven, brussels sprouts recipe, crock pot brussels sprouts, how to cook brussels sprouts, parmesan brussels sprouts
Servings: 6
Calories: 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels Sprouts, ends trimmed and brussel sprouts cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • ¾ cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Grease the insert of a 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray or a bit of butter.
  • Add trimmed Brussels sprouts, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper to the insert of your slow cooker; mix to combine.
  • Arrange pieces of butter over the brussel sprouts.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours, or until Brussels sprouts are tender. The bigger the Brussels sprouts, the longer the cooking time.
  • Remove cover and top with Parmesan cheese; stir to combine. Cover for a minute or two, or until cheese has completely melted.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • Optional: To brown and crisp up the Brussels sprouts, before serving, put them under the broiler for 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1366IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 2mg

18 Comments

  • Amanda
    Apr 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    5 stars
    These are the best looking brussel sprouts I have ever seen!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Amanda! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    May 1, 2020 at 1:05 am

    We love to roast them, but I bet this tender version is amazing too! Can’t wait to let the slow cooker work its magic.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      I hope you enjoy them! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Vikki
    May 1, 2020 at 5:17 am

    5 stars
    Beautiful Brussels Sprouts! Love them!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 2, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you SO much! πŸ™‚ I am very happy you enjoyed it!

      Reply
  • Toni
    May 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a great side dish! Would be a hit at my house!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 2, 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Thank so much! I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Cathy
    May 1, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Ohhh I bet these are amazing in the slow cooker! Can not wait to try them!!!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Suzy
    May 4, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    5 stars
    I never knew you could make brussels sprouts in the slow cooker! Such a great idea!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      May 6, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      Thank YOU! I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Diana Holland
    Oct 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I just put these together in my slowcooker. My husband and I love brussel sprouts, and I’m always on the hunt for a new recipe. Did I tell you that I LOVE the slow cooker? I am semi disabled and slow cookers are such an easy way to cook. Gonna serve these with a couple of grilled filet mignons and bearnaisse sauce. Oh boy, now I’m hungry…LOL. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

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    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Oct 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Madison
    Dec 16, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Can you use frozen brussel sprouts?

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    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Dec 16, 2020 at 11:56 pm

      Hi!
      Yes, that will also work.

      Reply
  • Mikaylah
    Jan 30, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Can these be made in a pressure cooker? If so time and how long please πŸ™‚

    Reply
  • Brenda
    Nov 7, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Do you have to thaw the Brussels sprouts before you put the in the crock pot or just add cooking time

    Reply

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