$1.50 and 20 Minute Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

$1.50 and 20 Minute Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

I’m all for some great restaurant crispy Brussels sprouts but for $8-10 dollars an appetizer plate, it’s just not financially responsible. There’s got to be a way to get these delicious vegetables on the plate every night without breaking the bank. Good thing you can pick up a pound at the grocery store with this $2.50 and 20 minute crispy Brussels sprouts recipe, you can recreate that restaurant experience for you and a friend in your own kitchen!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts Recipe

$1.50 and 20 Minute Crispy Brussels Sprouts

A homemade crispy Brussels sprouts recipe for a fraction of the restaurant price!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts, crispy brussels sprouts
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: apartmentchefnick
Cost: $3


  • 10" Non-stick saute pan
  • Medium bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Spatula


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts (yes, this is really how it is spelled…)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (optional)


  • Rinse and chop a sliver off of the bottom of each Brussels sprout. Then coat them in half or into quarters depending on your desired size.
  • Put the Brussels sprouts in a bowl and toss in oil, salt until coated.
  • Heat pan to med-high (~7 out of 10) on the stove top, add the Brussel sprouts, and spread them around the pan as evenly as possible.
  • Cook the Brussels Sprouts for 10 minutes. Don’t touch them except to flip them around minute 4 and minute 7.
  • Transfer them back to prep bowl, toss with olive oil and vinegar and enjoy!


Step 2 – Some of the outer leaves might fall off when chopping the Brussels Sprouts. Make sure to add the leaves to the bowl. Cooking these leaves will make your final product extra crispy and delicious!

Step 3/4 – Not moving/stirring the Brussels Spouts is the key to getting those awesome brown mark you crave.  They come from the contact between the hot pan and the surface of the Brussels sprouts.

Step 5 – If desired, you can any add the following at the first flip around the 4 minute mark:

  • 1/2 onion (sweet, yellow, white, red or shallot)
  • 1/2 lb of mushrooms

You can add any nuts or seeds, such as 1 TBSP of sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, at the second flip around the 7 minute mark.

crispy brussels sprouts recipe
Looks even better than at the restaurants!


  • 1 lb of Brussels sprouts ~ $2.50
  • 1 TBSP Avocado oil ~ $0.25
  • 1 TBSP olive oil ~ $10
  • 1 TBSP red wine vinegar ~ $0.15

Total cost for 1 lb of Brussels sprouts (2 servings) ~ $3

Total cost per serving: $1.50


Next time you hear someone say, “you need to try [insert fancy restaurant name here]’s crispy Brussel sprouts”, you should respond “You need to try MY crispy Brussels sprouts.” Sure, they might be a little confused about your passion for your crispy Brussels sprouts recipe, but they’ll get over it after one bite! Especially if you serve them with one of the following recipes:

As always, make informed food decisions. Know your ingredients, know your costs!

Swordfish with Brussels Sprouts
Everyone knows that this crispy Brussels sprouts recipe pairs great with $6 and 20 Minute Swordfish!

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