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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts sautéed with garlic, cooked for just 3 minutes, and tossed with bacon and lemon juice. This quick and easy side dish is simple yet tender and full of flavor. It’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and keto!
Course:Side Dish
Keywords:brussels sprouts recipes, instant pot brussels sprouts
Prep Time 17 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories210 kcal
Cost $1.50 per person


  • Instant Pot or pressure cooker


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 slices thick smoked bacon chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste a pinch each
  • 1 lemon juiced


  • Clean, trim, and cut the sprouts: Remove the stem by cutting it off with a paring knife. Remove the damaged and/or lose outer leaves by hand. Then, rinse the remaining layers with cold water to make them fully clean. Pat dry! Next, cut into a shape of a cross (about ¼-inch deep).
  • Cook: Press the sauté button and let the pot heat for about 4-5 minutes. Pour in oil and cook the bacon until brown, about 4-5 minutes, stirring every once in a while to keep it from sticking. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.
  • Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, stirring often to avoid browning. Add sprouts and cook for about 1 minute, stirring once and a while. Pour broth and add seasonings. Stir!
  • Lock lid, secure the valve, and set manually for 3 minutes. Do a quick release!
  • Toss bacon and lemon juice. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese if you want. To add a bit of a holiday touch, you may add about 2-3 tablespoons of chopped dried cranberries.

Recipe Notes

  • If raw, store Brussels sprouts in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's crisper. That way,  they'll keep for at least one week or longer. 
  • If cooked, place them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Freeze them in labeled freezer bags or containers for up to 2 months. This is one of those easy freezer meals that you want to make again and again.
Thaw in the fridge. To reheat, you may microwave for about 1-2 minutes or until hot.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 918IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg
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