Grilled Brussel Sprouts

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This Grilled Brussels sprouts recipe goes great with all your fav grilled mains! Just grab some skewers, fire up the grill, and toss on some sprouts this Summer!

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You guys… these Grilled Brussel Sprouts are seriously so good! (I don’t usually geek out over a side, but I am obsessed! I am already dreading the end of grill season!) There’s something about grilling that brings out the best in Brussel sprouts. They get all tender with a light char, and the smoky flavor is just amazing. If you don’t own a grill, though, don’t worry! You can still make these BBQ roasted Brussel sprouts on a grill pan right on your stovetop!

Grilled brussel sprouts on metal skewers, served on a large platter with lemon wedges.
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As soon as the weather gets warm, I am all about cooking on my grill and this grilled Brussel sprouts recipe will be a go-to for me this year. They’re super simple to make with fresh sprouts. All you have to do is microwave the Brussels sprouts, toss in seasoning, skewer, and grill!

Recipe At a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Grill
Dietary Info: Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Key Flavor: Brussels Sprouts
Skill Level: Easy

  • Speedy side: I’m all about quick sides, and these Brussel sprouts are ready for the grill in just a few minutes.
  • Smoky flavor: There’s nothing like the smoky char you get from the grill. It pretty much makes everything taste good, and these Brussels sprouts are no exception. You may even get the kids to convert over to the Brussels side!
  • Goes with anything: Grilled Brussels sprouts have become my go-to for rounding out a meal. I haven’t found anything they really don’t go with!

Ingredients to Make Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients for recipe: brussel sprouts, oil, and spices.
  • Brussel sprouts: Trim the ends off first, but keep the Brussel sprouts whole for this recipe (trust me!).
  • Olive oil: Tossing the Brussel sprouts in olive oil will help them crisp and brown!
  • Oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper: This is my spice mixture of choice here. It’s simple and adds a ton of flavor. Minced fresh garlic can easily burn on the grill, which is why I call for garlic powder.
  • Switch up the seasoning. Instead of the oregano and garlic powder, use different spices like cumin, paprika, za’atar, lemon pepper or BBQ seasoning. It’s hard to go wrong, so try different combos until you land on your favorite!
  • Use another oil. Swap in avocado or vegetable oil; just make sure it has a high smoke point and is able to stand up to the heat of the grill.
  • Add lemon. For extra flavor, serve the Brussel sprouts with lemon wedges! You could also add lemon zest to the spice mixture.
  • Top with fresh herbs. A sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley, cilantro, or mint would be delicious.
  • Serve with a sauce. The Grilled Brussel sprouts would be great dipped into cilantro yogurt or Tzatziki Sauce.

How to Make Grilled Brussel Sprouts

If you’ve ever wondered how to grill Brussel sprouts, the answer is just four simple steps (really!). Make sure your gas or charcoal grill has fuel and you’re basically halfway there.

Brussel sprouts in a bowl with oil and spices.
Step 1: Microwave the Brussel sprouts. This will make them soft enough to easily skewer.
After tossing in oil and spices.
Step 2: Toss the microwaved Brussel sprouts with the seasonings.
Skewers on a grill.
Step 3: Thread the veg onto skewers and place on the grill.
After flipping to show grill marks.
Step 4: Cook until lightly charred on the outside, turning halfway through cooking.

Tips for Making the Best Grilled Brussel Sprouts

  1. Don’t skip the microwave part. It makes them softer so they are easier to skewer and cuts back on the grill time. Plus, trying to force a skewer through a raw Brussel sprout could be dangerous and you could easily end up poking your hand!
  2. Soak the skewers. If using bamboo skewers, soak them in a baking dish full of water for at least 20 minutes. This is to make sure they don’t burn on the grill before the Brussel sprouts finish cooking. Alternatively, you could buy metal skewers which don’t require soaking, are reusable, and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
  3. Pre-heat the grill. Letting the grill pre-heat is a must. You want your Brussel Sprouts to cook quickly and evenly and get a tasty charred on the outside. (You can find more grill tips here.)
Brussels sprouts on skewers after grilling.

What to Serve With Barbequed Brussel Sprouts

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will Grilled Brussel Sprouts last in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the Grilled Brussel Sprouts will last for up to five days.

Can I freeze cooked Brussel sprouts?

Yes! After letting the Brussel sprouts cool completely, remove them from their skewers, transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag, and freeze for up to six months.

How do you reheat Grilled Brussel Sprouts?

To reheat, you can put the skewers back on the grill. Off the skewers, reheat the Brussel sprouts in the microwave or in a pan with a little bit of water (the steam will help them warm quicker).

My Brussel sprouts are charred on the outside but still tough inside. What can I do?

This usually means they haven’t cooked long enough overall. If they’re charring too quickly, try lowering the grill temperature a bit and cooking them for a longer time. Closing the grill lid can also help cook them more evenly.

My Brussel sprouts are dry and tough. What went wrong?

Brussel sprouts can dry out if they’re overcooked or not enough oil is used. Make sure to toss them thoroughly in olive oil before grilling and keep an eye on the cooking time. Overcooking can quickly lead to tough sprouts.

What can I do if my Brussel sprouts are sticking to the grill?

Make sure the grill is well-oiled before placing the sprouts on it. It’s also helpful to let the sprouts cook undisturbed for a few minutes before trying to move them; this allows a crust to form, which reduces sticking.

Two brussel sprouts skewers on a plate with sliced steak.

Grilled Brussel Sprouts are a Summery take on oven roasting! They’re flavorful from a simple spice mixture, lightly charred from the grill, and great for serving alongside grilled steak, salmon, chicken, or shrimp. If you love easy side dishes, you’re going to love this recipe.

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Grilled Brussel Sprouts

This Grilled Brussels sprouts recipe goes great with all your fav grilled mains! Just grab some skewers, fire up the grill, and toss on some sprouts this Summer!
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Servings 4 servings
Course Side, Side Dish
Calories 82
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
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  • Place the brussel sprouts into a large, microwave safe mixing bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper on top of the brussel sprouts. Toss well to combine and allow the brussel sprouts to cool enough to handle.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium heat and oil the grates or pan.
  • Thread the brussel sprouts on 4-8 skewers, depending on their size, leaving about ½-inch in between each sprout.
  • Place the skewers onto the grill, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the skewers over and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.


Storage: Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the Grilled Brussel Sprouts will last for up to five days.
Make Ahead Tips: To reheat, you can put the skewers back on the grill. Off the skewer, reheat the Brussel sprouts in the microwave or in a pan with a bit of water.


Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 319mg, Potassium: 452mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 861IU, Vitamin C: 96mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Side, Side Dish

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