How To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts

Jump to Recipe

Learn how to cook frozen brussel sprouts 4 different ways! Frozen brussel sprouts are convenient, delicious, and healthy. If you’ve ever wondered how to cook frozen brussels sprouts, this post has got all the details! 

Suitable gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, Whole30, Paleo and Keto diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

a glass bowl holding frozen brussel sprouts in how to cook frozen brussel sprouts recipe

Frozen brussel sprouts are a great, simple vegetable side dish. This green veggie is tasty and healthy, and it’s so easy to cook.

Frozen sprouts have already been washed and trimmed, so cooking them is simple and fast no matter which method you choose. 

Learn how to microwave brussels sprouts, roast frozen brussels sprouts or air fry them to get deliciously crispy edges. Finally, learn how to cook them in your instant pot for tender, perfectly seasoned side along with (How To Cook Frozen Broccoli) that you can serve with all of your favorite meals. 

Want to save this Recipe?

Enter your email below and get it sent straight to your inbox. Along with recipes & tips every week!

Save Recipe

Frozen sprouts are healthy, giving you so much flexibility when meal planning. Keep a few bags on hand for a delicious vegetable side dish in just minutes.

If you love these, keep these favorite recipes handy. The whole family will love these brussels sprouts recipes. 

If you like this then you might like this How To Cook Frozen Corn on the Cob and these How To Cook Frozen Carrots.

close up view of the final step for how to cook frozen brussel sprouts

Why Make This Recipe

  • Fast – No matter which method you choose, you’ll have tasty brussel sprouts on the table in less than 30 minutes.  
  • No Prep Work – Frozen brussels sprouts are prepared from fresh brussels sprouts that have been washed and trimmed, so there is almost no prep work. Simply cook and season according to your favorite cooking method. 
  • 4 Simple Methods – I’m showing you how to cook frozen brussels sprouts in 4 ways, including microwave, oven, air fryer, and Instant Pot. 
  • Makes a great side – with pantry eats like Boiled Whole Chicken or this easy John Wayne Casserole.

Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?

Frozen vegetables like frozen brussel sprouts sometimes get a bad rap, and you may be wondering if frozen veggies are healthy.

Fortunately, most of the nutrients (like vitamin c) in vegetables are retained, even when they are frozen. Some nutrients are lost during cooking, but frozen brussel sprouts are still healthy and delicious

Frozen vegetables are also budget friendly and perfect for easy meals in a hurry. With frozen vegetables, you don’t have to worry about using what you purchase before it goes bad, as frozen brussel sprouts and other vegetables will last 3-6 months (or longer) in the freezer. 

top down view of frozen brussel sprouts in a glass bowl

Ingredient Notes

  • Sprouts – Look for a 1-pound bag of whole, frozen brussel sprouts in the freezer section of your grocery store. 
  • Seasoning – Use your favorite seasoning blend. Salt and black pepper and garlic powder are my favorites. 
  • Water – Depending on your cooking method, you may need to add water to the these.
  • Oil – When roasting frozen brussels sprouts or cooking them in the air fryer, you will need a bit of oil such as olive oil or avocado oil. 

Ready to make this brussels sprouts recipe? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

Handy Tip: Use Good Kitchen Tools!

For the best tools to help make your recipe even easier and more successful, check out my collection of the Best Kitchen Tools on Amazon.

How To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

Microwave Frozen Brussels Sprouts Recipe

  1. Pour a quarter cup of water into a medium to a large microwave-safe bowl. 
  2. Add the brussels sprouts and cover with plastic wrap. Leave a gap on one side so that some of the steam can escape. 
  3. Microwave for 4-8 minutes until they reach desired doneness, occasionally stirring during cooking. 
  4. Drain any excess water, season, and serve immediately. 
image collage showing the steps for how to cook frozen brussel sprouts in microwave

Oven Roasted Frozen Brussels Sprouts

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F / 220 degrees C / gas mark 8.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the frozen veg and olive oil.  
  3. Arrange the frozen veggies on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Place the sheet pan on the top rack of the oven and bake for about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the baking sheet pan from the oven, shake or turn the sprouts and sprinkle the frozen roasted brussel sprouts with seasoning.
  6. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (depending on how crispy you like them).
roasted frozen brussel sprouts on a sheet pan

Air Fryer Version

Get complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the frozen vegetables with olive oil and garlic powder until they are well coated. 
  3. Add the frozen Brussel sprouts to the air fryer basket. Cook for 9-15 minutes or until they reach the desired tenderness and have a crispy char. Turn at least once during cooking. Get full recipe and tips here Frozen Brussel Sprouts Air Fryer.
how to cook frozen brussel sprouts in air fryer

Instant Pot Version

  1. Pour one cup of water into the Instant Pot insert. 
  2. Add the frozen brussels sprouts into a steamer basket and place them inside the Instant Pot. 
  3. Place the lid on, set the valve to sealing, and cook for 0 minutes at high pressure, followed by a quick pressure release.
  4. Season the cooked sprouts and serve immediately. 
a bowl of cooked brussel sprouts from the how to cook frozen brussel sprouts recipe

Pro Tips

  • There is no need to thaw frozen sprouts. 
  • If your frozen sprouts are covered with a thick layer of ice, you can run them under cold water for a few seconds. 
  • When air frying or roasting brussel sprouts, keep them in a single layer so they cook through and the edges get crispy. 
  • When microwaving or cooking these in the instant pot, drain the excess water. 
  • Use olive oil when making roasted frozen brussel sprouts in the oven or air fryer. To avoid overly crispy edges, add additional olive oil as needed. 

Delicious Variations

  • Swap The Seasoning – Salt and pepper and garlic powder are perfect for seasoning sprouts but feel free to experiment. Other favorite seasoning options include lemon pepper, parmesan cheese, garlic salt, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and more. 
  • Top Them Off – Fresh lemon juice is a great way to finish cooked sprouts. Simply squeeze lemon juice over them before serving. You can also add parmesan cheese, melted butter, or your favorite salad dressing. 
top down view of the finished how to cook frozen brussel sprouts served on a white platter

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – There is no need to thaw sprouts. They have already been cleaned and trimmed. 
  • Store – Leftover sprouts can be stored in an airtight container or a dish covered with plastic wrap inside the fridge for up to 4 days. 
  • Freeze – We don’t recommend refreezing as the texture may become mushy. 
  • Reheat – Instant pot and microwaved sprouts can be reheated in the microwave. Oven roasted brussels sprouts and air frier ones can be reheated on a baking sheet in the oven or in the air fryer until warmed through. 

FAQs

How To Make Frozen Brussel Sprouts Crispy?

The best method to get frozen sprouts crispy is to roast them in the oven or the air fryer. 

Are Frozen Brussels Sprouts As Good As Fresh Brussels Sprouts?

Frozen sprouts are perfect for any method in which they will be cooked. Fresh brussel sprouts can be used for raw methods like a shaved sprouts salad. 

What’s The Best Way To Cook Frozen Brussels Sprouts?

If you love these, you’ll surely want to experiment to discover your favorite recipe. I love to roast frozen them when I crave those crispy edges.

Roasted veggies are so yummy. For a quick, easy recipe, cook these in the microwave or instant pot until they are tender inside.

top down view of frozen brussel sprouts in a bowl

More Recipes You May Like

Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There are 1 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.

Thank you for reading my brussels sprouts recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue to slice, dice, and dream up affordable Air Fryer recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Southern Recipes, and more. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, food blog. 

Get The Microwave Frozen Brussel Sprouts Recipe:

Don’t forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try How To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts in Microwave! It is really, really awesome for me when you make one of my recipes and I’d love to see it. You can also share it on my Facebook page. Please pin this recipe to Pinterest too! Thank you for reading Recipes from a Pantry.

a glass bowl holding frozen brussel sprouts in how to cook frozen brussel sprouts recipe
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

How To Cook Frozen Brussel Sprouts in Microwave

Learn how to perfectly steam frozen brussels sprouts in the microwave.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces (453g) frozen Brussel sprouts whole
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Pour ¼ cup water into a medium to large microwave safe bowl.
  • Add the brussel sprouts and cover with plastic wrap. Leave a gap on one side so that the steam can escape.
  • Microwave for 4-8 minutes until they reach desired doneness, occasionally stirring during cooking.
  • Drain any excess water, season and serve immediately.
**EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE EBOOK**Get the easy Air Fryer Recipe Binder which includes 40 quick and easy recipes all under 30 minutes cook time.
** INSTANT POT DUMP AND DASH RECIPE EBOOK**Get the Instant Pot Dump And Dash Recipes Ebook with easy recipes for busy lives.

Notes

  • There is no need to thaw frozen brussels sprouts. 
  • If your frozen brussels sprouts are covered with a thick layer of ice, you can run them under cold water for a few seconds. 
  • When air frying or roasting brussel sprouts, keep the frozen brussel sprouts in a single layer so they cook through and the edges get crispy. 
  • When microwaving or cooking frozen brussels sprouts in the instant pot, drain the excess water. 
  • Use olive oil when making roasted frozen brussel sprouts in the oven or air fryer. To avoid overly crispy edges, add additional olive oil as needed. 
  • Storage – keep refrigerated in an airtight container or bowl covered with plastic wrap up to 4 days.
  • There are 0 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




16 Comments

  1. How to Cook Frozen Brussels Sprouts: A delicious and easy way to enjoy fresh, cooked Brussels sprouts is to blanch them in boiling water for just a few minutes. Once they are softened, add them to your favorite dish and enjoy!
    hunter pest and building inspections

  2. This recipe for how to cook frozen Brussels sprouts is a delicious and easy way to enjoy this popular green vegetable. By following the simple steps below, you can make sure that your Brussels sprouts are cooked to perfection.
    Electrician Double Bay

  3. This recipe for frozen Brussels sprouts is a great way to enjoy fresh, delicious Brussels sprouts. The frozen sprouts are cooked in a butter and garlic sauce, making them perfect for a quick and easy meal.
    Builders Wembley

  4. The Brussels sprouts are cooked in a simple and flavorful way, with a bit of salt and pepper. They are cooked until they are tender and cooked through, making them a delicious and healthy option.
    Hampton Style Homes Brisbane

  5. This simple and healthy dish is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to cook, or when you just want something quick and easy. Our recipe yields a delicious and nutritious meal, perfect for any occasion. multi unit builders melbourne

  6. This recipe is perfect for those who love to cook and want to get their Brussels sprouts cooked perfectly. The best part is that this recipe is also low in fat and cholesterol-free. Craniotomy Adelaide

  7. The ideal starter or main course is baked chicken tenders. They’re easy to make and perfect for those who blockpost love chicken. Our chicken tenders are thoroughly cooked and have a lovely, crisp exterior. In addition, they have a lot of flavor from our delectable sauce and spices.