How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Since it’s basically too hot to cook every day all the time but we still have to eat, I’ve been grilling pretty much everything. Vegetables included. And usually grilled vegetables for me conjure images of skewers and stuff. But when you’re not having a party and you are just trying to EAT skewers are pretty annoying. So I’m giving you this easy photo tutorial (as told by my phone camera) on How to Grill Brussels Sprouts (and pretty much any other vegetable). Brussels Sprouts are my favorite.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

You need foil. I like to overlap two pieces just in case. If you have that heavy duty foil then a single layer should be fine.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Coarsely chop your Brussels Sprouts, toss them with a little olive oil, and place them in a big ‘ol heap in the middle of your foil. If you overlapped 2 pieces make sure they are mostly on the double layer so nothing falls out in transport.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Roll up the sides to make a pouch. I sort of crumple the edges to give it some structure. It’s not pretty but it does the job.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Throw your little pouch on a hot grill. I keep the heat about medium-ish. Close the lid. Have a drink.

Grab a fork and stir the Brussels Sprouts around a little after 5 minutes or so. This helps them to brown more evenly– I flipping love those little crispy caramelly charred bits. YUM.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Cook the Brussels Sprouts for 15-20 minutes… more or less depending on the heat. Just peek every 4 or 5 minutes or so to see how golden-ey they are looking. “Golden-ey” is a technical cooking term, in case you were wondering. Some of the pieces will still be pretty green and you’ll think they are not done. But they are. And green vegetables are good for you. Use a giant spatula to remove the whole pouch to a plate.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

Empty the contents from the pouch and eat!!!

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How to Grill Brussels Sprouts (or pretty much any vegetable) -- a recipe with no skewers (or skill) required.
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4-6 cups fresh Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • FOIL
Instructions
  1. Toss the Brussels Sprouts with the olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Heat the grill to medium to medium high (between 350 and 425).
  3. Make a foil pouch. Place the Brussels sprouts in the center of the pouch and roll up the sides leaving the top open.
  4. Sprinkle the Brussels sprouts with the kosher salt.
  5. Toss the pouch on the grill. Close the lid. Stir after about 5 minutes.
  6. They will be done in 15-20 minutes. Some pieces will be crisp and charred, others will be golden, and others will be green and look steamed.
  7. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the pouch to a plate and serve.

The best part about these (besides the fact that they are delicious) is that you can set them off to one side of the grill while you cook other things. I made these to go with Cherry Bomb Chicken. I just threw them on halfway through cooking the chicken and everything was done at the same time. And the house never got hot.

What are your favorite veggies? Have you grilled them?

27 Responses

    • Hey Marie! Thanks! I hope you do, too!

    • Thanks, Amy!! These are my favorites for sure.

    • You will!! They are awesome, I promise.

  1. Oh Yumm to the Yee!! I love BS and have never thought of grilling them.. They look so delish , yup, this goes in my note book of Heather’s delights to cook! (Yes,I do have a notebook)

    • yay! I hope you’ll try it! Let me know how it works out! :)

  2. Nothing yet on our bs plants.. Thinking it will be a bust!! Just going to buy them in the store and try this method..

    Happy fourth of July!
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    • I planted some, too! NOTHING. I have tons of tomatoes & peppers though :)
      Hope you’ll try these!

  3. HelloMyNameIs

    Oh I LOVE brussels sprouts!!! I went to this restaurant in NY…some BBQ place and they had fried brussels sprouts on the menu…well I never had them before so I HAD to have them…they were amazing…I’ve been making them in the oven ever since haha

    • I roast them in the oven all the time– stove top — just a quick saute is really good too. But this way you get all the flavor of roasting but none of the heat in the house :) It’s pretty necessary down here. Looooove Brussels sprouts!

  4. I think I told you about my brussels sprout revelation at Christmas – I thought I hated them, tried one and found out I loved them. This (and that chicken – oh that chicken looks so tasty!) are totally on the menu once I am oven and grill-ed up again! Not long now :D
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  5. Amy Leigh Martin

    I have done cabbage wedges this way too. yummy. Adding pancetta and a splash of balsamic vinegar does not hurt a bit. :-)

    • Balsamic Vinegar never hurt anything! Sounds great, Amy!

  6. These look delicious. I love brussels sprouts…they’ve been one of my favorite foods since I was a wee, little kid. Haha, and your tutorial has inspired me to finally fire up the grill again. (I recently moved and haven’t gotten the chance to set my grill up yet).

    Yay for grilling, and yay for brussels sprouts! :)
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    • Awesome Colynn!! Brussels sprouts are EASILY my favorite veggies! We still have pretty great grilling weather here in NC– yay for grilling is right! Enjoy!!

  7. Amy

    Absolutely yummy! My husband and I just fought over the last bite! Delicious way to make Brussel Sprouts. Thank you!

    • Awesome! So glad you loved them — I am super excited we are back to having grill weather here. Thanks for checking back and letting me know!

  8. I made the grilled Brussel Sprouts today for the 4th with steak, shrimp and baked potatoes. I sprinkled a little balsalmic vinegar on top of the grilled sprouts right before serving. They came out fantastic! Thanks Heather for the great tip.

    • That’s great Marcy!!! So glad you enjoyed them. Hope your weekend was excellent!

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