These grilled Brussels sprouts become sweet and delicious on the grill and are such an easy side dish!

Fresh brussels sprouts are tossed with salt, pepper, butter, and a bit of onion. They’re cooked on the grill until tender and caramelized. It’s amazing how such a simple recipe can have so much flavor!

It is hard to resist these healthy spouts once they have cooked on the BBQ.

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Our Fave Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts will become brown, crispy, caramelized on the outside, and tender on the inside. They’re perfect served with a steak dinner!

  • This grilled brussels sprout recipe is so easy to make. And they don’t take long to cook.
  • This simple recipe requires just a few ingredients.
  • They can be prepared well ahead of time and added to the grill just before serving.
  • Making these in a foil pack means less mess and little clean-up.
  • They hold up well to grilling and are great with a sprinkle of parmesan and cracked pepper. Serve these alongside grilled salmon or a grilled chicken breast.
  • Cooked on the grill or in the oven, Brussel sprouts will become brown, crispy, caramelized on the outside, and tender on the inside.
brussels sprouts , garlic , onion , butter and salt and pepper to make Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients & Variations

Brussels – Use fresh Brussels for the best flavor. Remember, when purchasing fresh Brussels buy tight firm heads that are free of blemishes and spots. Choose sprouts that are close to the same size if possible.

Seasonings –We season simply with butter, salt & pepper, and a bit of onion. Onion powder can be used in place of fresh onion if you’d like.

Variations – Grilled Brussel sprouts taste great sprinkled with shredded parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, a bit of Dijon mustard, or even maple syrup.

How to Grill Brussels Sprouts

This handheld side is an impressive addition to any main dish!

  1. Trim the sprouts, remove any wilted leaves and cut in half if they’re large.
  2. Add them to a bowl and soften for a couple of minutes in the microwave.
  3. Season and wrap in foil with a bit of onion and butter.
  4. Grill & serve.

If you don’t want to microwave them, they can be boiled for a few minutes or cooked for a longer time over indirect heat.

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Tips for Brussels Sprouts on the Grill

  • Slightly softening Brussels sprouts before grilling ensures they’re cooked through without browning too much.
  • Add extra seasonings or spices if you’d like!
  • They can be cooked on wood or metal skewers or in a grill basket in place of a foil pack if desired.
  • Turn the foil packet frequently through the cooking process to ensure they cook evenly.

Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days. Heat them low and slow in a skillet with a touch of olive oil or in the air fryer or add them chilled to salads or pasta salads.

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Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Slightly charred and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, Brussel sprouts are great for grilling!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • pounds Brussels Sprouts halved if large
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ small red onion finely diced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Rinse the Brussels sprouts under cool water and trim off the ends. Cut in half if they are large.
  • Place Brussels Sprouts in a microwave safe bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until they just start to soften. Do not overcook.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onion, butter & seasonings to the Brussels. Toss well.
  • Lay out a sheet of aluminum foil approximately 24-inches in length. Spread out the Brussels on one half of the foil, and fold the other half over top. Roll the edges of the foil on all sides to create a tightly sealed packet.
  • Grill on medium high heat for 8-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly browned.


Optional: For added color, place larger Brussels directly onto the grill after cooking.
Garnish with ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, if desired.
Brussels sprouts can be cooked in a grill basket or on skewers if desired. They should still be slightly softened before grilling.
We find that heavy-duty foil holds up best on the grill and doesn’t tear as the packet is flipped over.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 126 | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1458IU | Vitamin C: 145mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Hi there Holly,
    I want to char the Brussels so they are entirely black and crispy. How would you suggest I try ?

    1. Maria, make sure your skewers are well soaked, or use metal skewers. Cook as directed, but watch carefully until they are charred to your desired “char” level :) Enjoy!