How To Cut Brussels Sprouts

Learn how to cut Brussels sprouts three different ways!  Plus, lots of tips on how to select Brussels sprouts and what to cook with them.

Learn how to cut Brussels sprouts 3 ways with this quick video tutorial! | gimmesomeoven.com

Raise your hand if you love Brussels sprouts!

Meeeeee too.

I love how they look like the most intricate, perfectly-formed baby cabbages when you slice them open.  I love how they taste practically like candy after being roasted, but maybe look forward the most to those charred little crispy leaves hangin’ out on the baking sheet.  I love how they were “that vegetable” that our parents used to hate when they were served steamed back in the day, but love how they’ve made a comeback and now everyone’s obsessed.

I love them halved and roasted, I love them raw and shredded.  I love them sprinkled on pizzas, I love them spooned into avocado tacos.  I love them tossed with vinaigrette in a good slaw, I love them coated in pesto with gnocchi.  I’ve roasted them with a hundred different seasonings and toppings.  But most of the time, I love them simply roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Love ’em.

And so today, I thought I’d devote one of our How-To Tuesday videos to showing my favorite three ways to cut Brussels sprouts!  Have you tried each of these before?

How To Cut Brussels Sprouts | 1-Minute Video

Most of the time I stick with these three basic methods — halved, shredded, and finely shredded (with the help of a food processor).

How To Select Fresh Brussels Sprouts:

In general, you want to look for sprouts that:

  • feel dense and firm and tightly-packed when you squeeze them
  • are vivid green, and don’t have too many browned or yellowing leaves
  • are in season (peak season is from September to March)

What To Cook With Brussels Sprouts:

Here are some of my favorite recipes using these magical little sprouts!

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How To Cut Brussels Sprouts

See the video above for a visual on how to cut Brussels sprouts three different ways — halved, shredded or finely-shredded.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts

Directions:

To Halve Brussels Sprouts:

  1. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves.
  2. Slice vertically to halve the Brussels sprouts.

To Shred Brussels Sprouts:

  1. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves. Slice vertically to halve the Brussels sprouts.
  2. Then place the halves cut-side-down, and thinly slice horizontally to shred by hand.

To Finely-Shred Brussels Sprouts:

  1. Slice off and discard the bottom end of each Brussels sprout, as well as any wilted or discolored leaves.
  2. Using a food processor with the fine shredding disc attachment, finely shred the Brussels sprouts.
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9 comments on “How To Cut Brussels Sprouts”

  1. I love brussels sprouts – whole, halved, peeled… any way works.

    Charmaine Ng

  2. Love brussels sprouts – and I agree they are amazing when they are roasted….Mmm! Great video and tips, Ali! xo

  3. I used to hate to hear someone say (I hate Brussels Sprouts) now I just say, more for me….love them…wonderful with Balsamic Reduction also….

  4. Now that I roast them, I love Brussel sprouts, too. One tip I picked up from someone is that the ‘bitter’ taste they can have is in the core. So, when I cut off the end, I just take my paring knife and remove some/most of that core before cutting in half. Seems to help!

  5. These look so delicious!
    – Izzy

  6. I have never cooked brussels sprouts before but this post is making me wanna try them. They look so cute! I’ll definitely want them on a pizza. Thanks for sharing, Ali!

    • Oooh yes, they’re so yummy (especially on pizza), you’ll have to give them a try! :)

  7. I have used this methods before. Brussel sprouts are one of those vegetables that I have been trying to find new ways to cook. I will definitely try some of your recipes.