How To Cut Brussels Sprouts

By Rena Awada | Updated On January 27, 2023

Learning how to cut brussels sprouts is super easy! Chop them in half, quarters, or slices, or thinly chop them for salads, the air fryer, or other delicious savory recipes and methods whenever you crave the fresh flavors of brussels sprouts.

top view of brussel sprouts cut 4 ways on a cutting board

Brussels sprouts are easy to prepare whenever you need a quick pick-me-up or want to get ahead on your meal prep. Learning how to cut brussels sprouts so they don’t fall apart can be a little tricky, but with this tutorial, we teach you everything you need to know.

Roasting brussels sprouts is simply delicious and a great way to add additional fiber and plant-based nutrients to your life. We suggest making brussels sprouts to throw into your salads, plates of pasta, alongside proteins, etc.

How To use Brussel sprouts

Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy these remarkable green veggies. We cannot get enough of these recipes!

bowl filled with brussels sprouts

How To Wash Brussel Sprouts

First, trim the brussels sprouts and place them in a bowl of cold water. Rinse the veggies until sediment or dirt sinks to the bottom. Place the sprouts in a colander and store them in the refrigerator.

How To Cut Brussels Sprouts – 4 Ways

Grab your wooden cutting board, knife, and rinsed brussels sprouts, and add them to your workstation.

First, peel the outer loose layer of the brussels sprout off. Next, with the knife, carefully slice the bottom of the sprout off.

Next, carefully stand the brussels sprout up on its side and slice through the vegetable. You now have halved sprouts!

Cutting Brussels Sprouts Into Fourths

Place two halves of a brussels sprout on the cutting board. Place the brussels sprouts flat side down while you cut through the center of the sprout.

Repeat with the other brussels sprout until you have four pieces.

Sliced

Place each quarter of the brussels sprout onto the cutting board, then with the knife, slice the veggie into ½-inch pieces as shown below.

How To Cut Chopped Brussels Sprouts

This method is great for salads because the brussels sprouts are thinly chopped.

Place the slices onto the cutting board, then use the knife to chop the brussels sprouts into even smaller pieces. Repeat until you are left with chopped sprouts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to cut stems off brussels sprouts?

We highly recommend cutting the stems off brussels sprouts and trimming them before use because the stems can be dry and wilted.

Do you cut brussels sprouts before roasting?

Yes, cutting the brussels sprouts before roasting them ensures they will be cooked thoroughly and evenly roasted.

Are brussels sprouts good for you?

Yes! Brussels sprouts contain a myriad of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, etc. You’ll love them for a healthy plant-based snack!

More How-To Guides

If you enjoyed this tutorial, then you will love these additional guides where we teach you how to cut other fruits and veggies!

one brussels sprout atop cutting board

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top view of brussel sprouts cut 4 ways on a cutting board

How To Cut Brussels Sprouts – 4 Ways

Learning how to cut brussels sprouts is super easy! Chop them in quarters or crosswise for salads, the air fryer, or other delicious savory recipes and methods whenever you crave the fresh flavors of brussels sprouts.
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Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 brussels sprout
Author: Rena

Equipment

  • 1 wooden cutting board
  • 1 knife

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch brussels sprouts

Instructions

Sliced In Half

  • Peel the outer loose layer of the brussels sprout off. With the knife, carefully slice the bottom of the sprout off.
  • Next, carefully stand the brussels sprout up on its side and slice through the vegetable.

Cut Into Fourths

  • Place two halves of a brussels sprout on the cutting board. Place the brussels sprouts flat side down while you cut through the center of the sprout.
  • Repeat with the other brussels sprout until you have four pieces.

Sliced Brussels Sprouts

  • Place each quarter of the brussels sprout onto the cutting board, then with the knife, slice the veggie into ½-inch pieces. Repeat until you have sliced the entire brussels sprout.

Chopped Brussels Sprouts

  • Place the slices onto the cutting board, then use the knife to chop the brussels sprouts into even smaller pieces. Repeat until you are left with chopped sprouts!

Notes

  • Thoroughly clean Brussel sprouts 
  • Use a sharp knife
  • You may freeze Brussels sprouts until ready to use 
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