Tip Thursday: How to Cut Brussels Sprouts


I was having trouble coming up with a post for today but last night I was making Roasted Vegetables for dinner and got an idea. I thought I would give a tip on how to cut Brussels Sprouts and the best time to prepare them.

I know a lot of people might think this is basic knowledge, but some people might not know how. The process is a bit time consuming but super easy. And I would recommend having a garbage bowl close for the trimmings.

*Please excuse the orange stained cutting board, I peeled carrots right before this*


First, you will need to cut off the end part. And don’t worry about cutting off too much or too little, the next step will take care of it.


Second, remove all dark green or blemished leafs. This is also when you want to check for bugs. Yes, I said bugs. There are tiny little worms that love Brussels Sprouts. If you find them or the gunk they leave behind, just discard the Brussels Sprout.


Third, if you need to, cut the Brussels Sprouts in half or quarters.

Finally, right before you cook them, rinse them. And I have to stress the ‘right before’. The Brussels Sprouts will hold onto the water and you don’t want them to sit in the fridge filled with water. But the water does aid in the roasting process.

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