Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I know that brussel sprouts usually get a bad rap, but they truly are a delicious vegetable. Give this a try and it may change your outlook! They are tender, a little spicy, and slightly cheesy. All in all, a simple and flavorful side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Cut out the core of the brussel sprouts and shave (very thinly slice) them so that they look like thin ribbons.
  2. 2. Saute the brussel sprouts in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. 3. Season with salt and pepper and add the crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. 4. Add the water and continue to cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until the brussel
  5. sprouts are tender.
  6. 5. Mix in the cheese.
Most Helpful

So yummy. This is a great way to cook the brussel sprouts. And I liked the spicyness of the red pepper flakes. Even DH liked it and usually he doesn't like brussel sprouts. Thanks Oliver & Fischer's Mommy :) Made for Alphabet tag game

Boomette February 27, 2011

I didn't notice until I was 1/2 way through cooking this recipe...the ingredients call for 1 T butter. However, I did not see butter used in the directions! I just added it before the water (which I substituted chicken broth).

LisaGMCn January 20, 2013

First time cooking Brussel sprouts shaved(with a mandoline) and it turned out great! I used veg. broth instead of water for even more flavor. Thanks! Made for Pick a Chef(PAC) event.

Sharon123 October 20, 2011