Microwave Brussels Sprouts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
When your conventional oven is filled with the turkey and side dishes, these dressed-up Brussels sprouts can be prepared in the microwave. The cheese topping makes them special enough for a holiday meal. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Microwave Brussels Sprouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely crushed cornflakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Place the Brussels sprouts in a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish; add 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle with celery salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring and rotating a quarter turn every 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. Sprinkle with cheese; microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until cheese begins to melt. Combine cornflakes and butter; sprinkle over sprouts.

Microwave Brussels Sprouts Tips

Can I steam Brussels sprouts in the microwave?

You can steam Brussels sprouts in the microwave by following the directions in this recipe. You can also steam them over a saucepan, like in this Herbed Brussels Sprouts recipe.

What do Brussels sprouts pair well with?

Brussels sprouts pair well with turkey, pork chops and chicken main dishes. They're a great side dish—especially because there are so many health benefits of eating Brussels sprouts.

What are other ways to prepare Brussels sprouts?

There are plenty of other ways to prepare Brussels sprouts, including roasting, stir-frying, steaming and grilling. Here are a few of our favorite Brussels sprouts recipes.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 75 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.