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Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe (with crispy bits of turkey)

Wow. This Sautéed Brussel Sprouts recipe is ridiculously delicious. Seriously. Go to the grocery store, shop for the ingredients then come back. I’ll miss you when you’re gone, but that’s ok. I’ll see you soon.

How was your shopping experience? Did you find everything ok? Great, now let’s talk about this super yummy brussel sprouts recipe that is sautéed in onions, garlic, and a healthy dose of parmesan cheese. Let’s not forget those crispy bits of smoked turkey we will fry right before sauteing the onions. I’m drooling over here!

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe

This is the kind of side dish to take to any thanksgiving gathering. It contains familiar ingredients like parmesan cheese, and turkey yet the walnuts and thin-sliced almonds give the perfect elegant touch.

Over the past weekend, I hosted a freezer-to-table gathering with close friends. We prepped butternut squash and poblano enchiladas with a creamy cilantro lime cashew sauce. While in the making, we snacked on grapes, dried fruit, goat’s cheese, and alcohol-free cocktails.

Now that we’re all caught up, let’s talk about the ingredients you will need.

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe Ingredients

Brussle SproutsThin sliced so that it will be more pleasurable to eat.
Smoked TurkeyFeel free to use a smoked deli variety. You can also use leftover turkey or none at all. ( It’s hard for me to find halal turkey, so I used kosher turkey instead.)
OnionA small onion diced onion will help to build a nice flavor.
GarlicPairs perfectly with onions.
Parmesan CheeseWill add flavor, saltiness, and creaminess. ( I used rennet-free parmesan)
Other Essential IngredientsSalt, pepper, and olive oil. Adding pecans and thin-sliced almonds are an option, but recommended.
healthy Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe

How Do You Get the Bitterness Out of Brussel Sprouts?

Properly cooked brussel sprouts will not have any bitterness. Season the sprouts well. In this case, we are using olive oil, garlic, onion, and smoked turkey. Make sure not to overcook the sprouts or else they can turn out to be too mushy.

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Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!

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Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 as a side dish 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Sautéed Brussel Sprouts Recipe with onion, garlic, parmesan, and crispy bits of turkey. The perfect side dish to any meal or at thanksgiving.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced turkey ( I used kosher grade smoked turkey deli slices)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt ( or salt to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper ( or pepper to taste)
  • 1 lb. ( 16 oz) fresh brussel sprouts, washed and thin-sliced
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese ( I used rennet-free)
  • Optional
  • 1/4 cup pecans to garnish
  • 1/4 cup thin-sliced almonds to garnish


  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and diced turkey. Cook until the edges are nice and crispy, about 3-5 minutes. 
  2. When ready, remove the crispy turkey bits. Add the chopped onion and garlic to the same pan. Add salt and pepper and saute until the onions have softened. 
  3. Next, add the thin-sliced brussel sprouts. Cook until softened, about 7-10 minutes. At the last minute, turn up the heat to crisp them on the bottom.
  4. Finally, once the bottoms are nice and browned, transfer to a serving bowl. Add the parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Garnish with pecans and almonds. 
  5. Enjoy immediately.
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American-Italian

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you. I was looking for a way to make my brussel sprouts more enjoyable. B.

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