Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Super Easy Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. All you need is 10 minutes of prep time to make this! It’s the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

These Balsamic Brussels Sprouts are the perfect side dish for your holiday menu. They take up no oven space AND only take 10 minutes of prep time.

All you need for this recipe are a few pantry staples: olive oil, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar and light brown sugar. The brussels sprouts come out perfectly tender and delicious. They go perfectly with the slightly sweet, tangy and thick balsamic reduction. The balsamic reduction can even be made days in advance and kept in the refrigerator.

How to make Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

  • Add brussels sprouts and olive oil to a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1-2 hours or until tender.
  • While the brussels sprouts are cooking make the balsamic reduction. (I make it about 30 minutes before the brussels sprouts are done)
  • When the brussels sprouts are ready drizzle with the balsamic reduction and serve immediately with pine nuts and parmesan cheese, if desired.

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Variations

  • Bacon would be amazing in this. While the brussels sprouts are cooking bake a couple slices of bacon. Crumble and serve on top!
  • Thinly sliced shallots would be delicious slow cooked with the brussels sprouts.
  • Fresh thyme or rosemary would go perfectly with the roasted veggies.
  • For some sweetness maple syrup can be drizzled on top of the brussels sprouts.
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts would also be amazing in this.
  • Dried cranberries can be added for some sweetness.

How to make a Balsamic Reduction

Making the balsamic reduction is super simple. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half. Keep warm until ready to use. You can keep the balsamic glaze in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

What to serve with these Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Super Easy Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts rinsed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • toasted pinenuts for serving if desired
  • parmesan cheese for serving if desired

Balsamic Reduction

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons light brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Add brussels sprouts and olive oil to a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1-2 hours or until tender.
  3. While the brussels sprouts are cooking make the balsamic reduction. (I make it about 30 minutes before the brussels sprouts are done)
  4. When the brussels sprouts are ready drizzle with the balsamic reduction and serve immediately with pine nuts and parmesan cheese, if desired.

Balsamic Reduction

  1. Add balsamic vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by half. Keep warm until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1140IU23%
Vitamin C 129mg156%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Balsamic Reduction, Easy side dish, Easy Slow Cooker Recipes, Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts, Thanksgiving recipes

Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious