Pressure Cooker Lemon Butter Brussel Sprouts
Yes, you can have tender brussel sprouts that are crisp and buttery on the outside…. using your pressure cooker!
Okay, so maybe making brussel sprouts in the pressure cooker is a bit simple but I want to get the most out of my handy dandy pressure cooker. Normally, I would roast the brussel sprouts in the oven. I don’t know about you folks but I like my brussel sprouts super soft but I also like the outer leaves crispy. In the oven, it takes quite a while to achieve that kind of goodness. In the pressure cooker… 2 minutes plus a couple more to saute. Not bad. Not bad at all!
How do you get that with the pressure cooker?
Simply add one cup of water and lower your sprouts into the pot, using the steam rack. Place the lid on, close the vent and use the manual button. Adjust the time to 2 minutes. Once the pressure cooker does it’s thing and the time has counted down, carefully release the pressure.
To crisp up the outer leaves of the sprouts, take the steam rack out and drain the water off. Add a couple tablespoons of butter and some lemon juice. Use the saute function and brown them for a couple of minutes to your liking.
Top with freshly grated Parmesan and wha-la! Delish!
These guys are one of our most favorite sides to have with any meal. Incorporating the butter and lemon livens up brussel sprouts so well that even picky eaters won’t turn their noses up at them.
I do hope you’ll give this wonderful dish a try and let us know about it. We’d love to hear from you!
Have a beautiful day and as always, keep it delicious!
Till next time ~ much love, Connie
- 1 lb brussel sprouts, trimmed and washed
- 1 C water
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 lemon
- freshly grated Parmesan for garnish
- Preheat pressure cooker by selecting the saute option.
- Pour the water into the pot.
- Arrange the brussel sprouts onto the steam rack and lower them into the pot.
- Press the keep warm/cancel button.
- Place the lid on top and close into locked position.
- Turn the steam release valve to closed.
- Press the manual button and adjust the timer to 2 minutes.
- Once the unit has pressure cooked and counted down, carefully release the steam.
- Remove the brussel sprouts with the steam rack.
- Dump the water out of the pot and replace.
- Press the saute button and add the butter, the juice from the lemon and the brussel sprouts.
- Saute until browned.
- Place the brussel sprouts in a serving dish and garnish with freshly grated Parmesan.