Have you ever tried skillet brussels sprouts before? It’s so much easier to enjoy brussels sprouts without having to turn on the oven. Best of all, our recipe for skillet brussels sprouts is with shaved brussels sprouts which makes for easier and quicker cooking!

Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe in a cast iron with wooden spoon

Low Carb and Easy Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe

All made in one pot and low carb, our cheesy shaved brussels sprouts is so easy to make and fantastic to devour. It’s the perfect stovetop brussels sprouts dish because it doesn’t need oven space if you have other dishes cooking in the oven.

And even if it’s not a big meal occasion, these cheesy brussels sprouts with sausage are a yummy low carb. They’re so simple to make for a weeknight dinner. If you prep the brussels sprouts ahead of time, cooking this dish is even quicker.

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Tips on How to Make Shaved Brussels Sprouts

  • Easy Prep: Shaving the brussels sprouts or slicing them thin ahead of time stores perfectly in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • So when you come home, you just have to heat up the skillet and saute the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cook on high heat: The texture of the brussels sprouts is great because they’re slightly charred and browned. You just need to cook it on a little higher heat and on a cast iron pan. A hot cast iron pan will give a smoky, charred flavor reminiscent of the bbq.
  • You can use Spicy or Mild Italian Sausage, turkey sausage or vegan plant based sausage. The delicious sausage and melted cheese all tie this fantastic shaved brussels sprouts into one amazing dish. The recipe uses raw sausage meat, but you can always use a pre-cooked sausage like kielbasa sausage. Just cut it up and use instead.
  • It’s definitely a keeper and one of those recipe that can get a brussels spouts hater into a brussels sprouts lover. Give it a try and you just might transform your whole family to loving brussels sprouts and eating all their greens!
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Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe in a cast iron
Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Sausage and Parmesan @bestrecipebox

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Sausage & Parmesan

This dish is such a hit that we have to double the recipe. If you decide to double the recipe make sure you have a very large skillet! If you want to make it Vegetarian, just leave out the sausage. Use a touch more oil if the brussels sprouts seem too dry when cooking.
You can also use precooked sausage, such as kielbasa sausage as well. Just cut it up and use in the recipe instead of the uncooked sausage meat.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) brussels sprouts , sliced or shaved thin
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 small (1 small) onion , diced
  • 3 cloves (3 cloves) garlic , minced or crushed
  • 1/2 pound (227 g) uncooked sausage meat , or more if you want more meat
  • kosher salt , to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 cup (100 g) shredded parmesan cheese or your favorite cheese


  • Slice or shave brussels sprouts. Set aside.
    Slicing brussels sprouts thin
  • Heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add oil, then add onions and garlic. Cook until fragrant and translucent.
    Cooking onions and garlic in a skillet
  • Add ground sausage. Break up the ground sausage in the pan and cook until brown and cooked through.
    Skillet with sausage cooked with the onions and garlic
  • Add sliced brussels sprouts. Stir and cook until the sprouts are soft and tender, about 3-5 minutes, depending on how thin the sprouts were cut.
    Sliced brussels sprouts added to the skillet with the sausage
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover with a lid for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
    Covering the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese added to the brussels sprouts and sausage
  • Serve warm.
    Scooping the sauteed brussels sprouts with melted parmesan and sausage


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 391kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 790mg, Potassium: 639mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1095IU, Vitamin C: 98.8mg, Calcium: 357mg, Iron: 2.4mg

Can you Freeze Shaved Brussels Sprouts?

Yes, you definitely can freeze the leftovers! Just freeze the brussels sprouts in an air tight container or bag. Before serving again, allow the brussels to thaw in the fridge for at least a day. If it’s still cold and frozen, you can microwave them to re-heat. Or you can cook them on a skillet until warmed through.

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