How To Cut Brussels Sprouts

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

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

How To Cut Brussels Sprouts:

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

Learn how to cut Brussels sprouts with this quick and easy tutorial!


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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.