Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts

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This is the ultimate quick and delicious brussel sprouts recipe! Made with cream cheese, more cheese and bacon these low carb Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts will become your new favorite way to prepare brussel sprouts! 

For a more traditional oven roasted brussel sprout recipe, try these Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Glaze or this recipe for Maple Glazed Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts. Perfect for a holiday side dish!

Brussel Sprouts With Bacon Recipe

The Best Creamy Brussel Sprout Recipe Ever

Brussel Sprouts and bacon smothered in a cheesy creamy garlic sauce is the recipe that will convert all your vegetable haters to veggie-LOVERS! Sort of like what my recipe for Creamy Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon did for my husband. 

I am a HUGE fan of Brussel(s) sprouts, and it was only a matter of time before I tried cooking them in the Instant Pot. WHY did I wait this long?! It takes like, 6.3 minutes to make ’em! That’s it! Ugh…

Creamy Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Truth be told, I was afraid of the cabbagey smell… I almost always roast these little cabbages in the oven just to avoid that lingering smell, ya know? Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts are my go-to.

But, you know what? WHO CARES! Open up a window and get on this really quick, seriously SO, SO delicious recipe. It’s also LOW CARB and fits in with a Keto lifestyle perfectly. 

How To Make Brussel Sprouts In An Instant Pot

Brussel sprouts with bacon and a delicious cheese sauce filled with garlic and parmesan… Helllloooo YUM! I’m thinking Easter side dish, Friday night snack dish, Sunday supper MAIN dish.  😉

Easy Brussel Sprouts in Instant Pot

  • We start with frying some bacon in the Instant Pot – remove bacon and set aside.
  • Cut all brussel sprouts in half and give them a minute of frying time in the Instant Pot. This is totally optional, but I like a bit of browning. 
  • Then, add in a tablespoon of butter, 6 ounces of cream cheese, a cup and a half of vegetable broth, a whole lot of garlic, salt, and pepper. 
  • Close the lid and set to Sealing. 
  • Press the manual button and set it for 2 minutes. If you like a softer veggie, set it to 3 minutes.
  • Let the Instant Pot come to pressure, and when the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick release. 
  • Once the pin in the lid drops down, open it up, and stir in the parmesan cheese and prepared bacon. Stir until everything is well incorporated. 
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve. 

Tips For Making This Brussel Sprout Recipe 

  • If you’re thinking to use different cheeses, I say reach for some shredded gruyere, asiago, or mozzarella. 
  • Some people like a thicker sauce, and for those I suggest to add a knob more of cream cheese, OR stir in a bit of heavy cream. Do this while the brussel sprouts are still hot and in the Instant Pot. 
  • For those that want to double the recipe, DO NOT double the liquid. Adding about a 1/4 cup more is all you will need. Keep cook time the same. 

How To Store Leftover Brussel Sprouts 

  • CREAMY cooked Brussel Sprouts should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

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5 from 6 votes
Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts
Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

The ultimate, quick, BEST and delicious Brussel Sprouts cooked in the Instant Pot with cream cheese, more cheese, and bacon! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 208 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 pounds Brussel Sprouts, ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Set Instant Pot to Sauté.
  2. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in the Instant Pot; add in the bacon and fry for 1 minute, or until crispy.
  3. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside; leave bacon drippings and butter in the Instant Pot.
  4. Add halved brussel sprouts to the Instant Pot and cook for 1 minute, or until just slightly browned.

  5. Turn off the IP.
  6. Add in garlic, remaining butter, vegetable broth, and cream cheese; season with salt and pepper and top with the lid.
  7. Close the lid and set to Sealing.
  8. Press the manual button and set it for 2 minutes. If you like a softer veggie, set it to 3 minutes.
  9. Let the Instant Pot come to pressure, and when the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick release.
  10. Once the pin in the lid drops down, open it up, and stir in the parmesan cheese and previously prepared bacon. Stir until everything is well incorporated.
  11. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.
Recipe Notes

NET CARBS: 8 grams

 

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 5

 

For those that want to double the recipe, DO NOT double the liquid. Adding about a 1/4 cup more is all you will need. Keep cook time the same.

 

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

CREAMY cooked Brussel Sprouts should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Creamy Brussel Sprouts
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 249mg10%
Potassium 536mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 96.9mg117%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Responses
  1. Byenia

    Made this recipe last night and it turned out great in my Crockpot Express cooker. I did substitute shredded provolone/mozzarella and colby jack in place of the parmesan, but otherwise changed nothing. Cooked for 3 minutes. Would make again! 🙂

  2. Judy

    I don’t have an Instant Pot, how about a slow cooker or in the oven??
    Thanks for all the great recipe’s, I love receiving your emails!

  3. Kara

    I’m trying to branch out with my Instant Pot, and this looks so tasty! With both cream cheese and bacon, it’s got to be good. 🙂

  4. Sabrina

    Soemtimes I plan so much for the main dish that I completely draw a blank for what dish to add to it. You just solved my problem with this creamy veggie dish. It looks amazing and so easy, thanks!

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