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Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Lemon & Parmesan

These sautéed shredded brussels sprouts with lemon, garlic, thyme, and parmesan are seriously the easiest vegetable side dish! The recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and full of flavour.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brussels sprouts, garlic, lemon, parmesan, thyme
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts (about 25-30 sprouts)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • Salt + pepper, to taste


  • Remove tough ends from brussels sprouts. Then, shred them using either the slicing attachment of your food processor (quickest method), a mandoline, or by thinly slicing with a chef's knife.
    Tip: if using a mandoline or chef's knife, don't remove the tough ends first. Rather, hold onto those ends while you slice the brussels sprouts, then discard them!
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over med-high. Once hot, sauté brussels sprouts with garlic powder, thyme, salt, and pepper for about 7 minutes. The sprouts should be tender and lightly browned in some spots.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and parmesan. Mix everything together, adjust seasonings to taste if necessary, and serve hot!


*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for about 4 days. You can reheat them in the microwave or on the stovetop. Feel free to repurpose leftovers in a pasta, frittata, with scrambled eggs, etc. if you want to switch things up!
  • For a vegan or dairy-free version of this recipe, try using vegan parmesan or perhaps swap the parmesan with nutritional yeast to mimic that cheesy flavour.
  • While I used dried thyme for this recipe (it's a lot quicker!), you could try using fresh thyme too. The amounts might differ slightly, so adjust to your taste preferences.
  • Similarly, you can use freshly minced garlic in place of garlic powder.