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a bowl of instant pot brussels sprouts

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Make amazingly tasty Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts with this quick and easy recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan, Western
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 62kcal


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb (450 g) Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce regular if not gluten-free
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes oil drained


Instant Pot Brussel Sprout

  • Add the oil to the Instant Pot insert and select sauté, and leave until the Instant Pot reads hot.
  • Then switch off the sauté mode and add the Brussels sprouts, stir and let cook in the residual heat for a couple of min.
  • Add the vinegar and tamari sauce, stir and cover the Instant Pot, turn valve to sealing, select manual, high pressure and set cook for 3 mins.
  • Then perform a quick release, stir in the chopped sun dried tomato and serve.
  • If is 3 mins is not enough the first time, cook for 4 min the next time you cook Brussles Sprouts - as this depends on the size of sprouts.

For frozen Brussels sprouts:

  • Frozen Brussels sprouts are already soft, so set the cook time for 0 mins (yes, 0!) and then perform a quick release. I first tried setting the cook time for 1 min and QPR, but they were too soft.



Cooking time Tips:
The total cook time does not include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to get to pressure and the time for the natural pressure release.

 Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts Tips

  • No need to core Brussels sprouts. Simply cut the stem end flat, and remove any discoloured leaves.
  • Cook with bacon or pancetta if not vegan.
  • Swap dried cranberries and chopped pecans for the sun-dried tomatoes.
  • If using frozen Brussels sprouts, thaw in the fridge before cooking.

 Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts Are Best Served With

Wondering what to serve with Brussels sprouts??? Here are a few ideas.
Instant Pot Whole Chicken (gluten-free, low carb, paleo).
Instant Pot Chicken Breast (gluten-free).
Curried Vegan Pumpkin Soup (gluten-free, vegan)
Garlic Green Beans (gluten-free and vegan, low carb, paleo).
Instant Pot Pumpkin Brownies to end the meal (vegan).

Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts Weight Watchers Points

A serving of Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts contains only 1 Freestyle point.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 77.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.8mg