fried brussels sprouts in a honey mustard sauce

Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

I’m gonna make a disclaimer about these Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts before I go any further. They’re BEYOND GOOD…and they’re FRIED.

I know. I’m taking a perfectly fine vegetable and frying it. But, what’s a southern girl to do? Make FRIED Brussels Sprouts…that’s what!

You could bake these if you’re being good, but I don’t want to. I’m pulling out the sass here and taking one for the team! Come along with me if you dare.

You’ll need a cast iron skillet…or one that holds the heat and puts a nice char on the sprouts.

Start out by prepping the sprouts. Trim the end where the stem is and pull off the top leaf. Cut each sprout in half lengthwise through the stem, then set aside in a bowl. Make sure they’re completely dry or they won’t fry well.

Place the sprouts in hot olive oil with the cut side down. Fry the sprouts on medium-high heat until they’re golden brown and crunchy….about 5 minutes. Try not to move them around too much. Let them brown on one side, then flip to the other.

Next, toss them in my amazing honey-mustard sauce recipe. Stir around until the sauce soaks in. Sprinkle with sea salt and you’re done!

Those are some happy sprouts! 🙂 And, you’ll be REALLY happy once you taste them. Try them with my BBQ Chicken Patties, or anything else you can conjure up.

Be sure to let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

fried brussels sprouts in a honey mustard sauce

Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Honey-Mustard Brussels Sprouts taste too good to be true!



  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Prep the sprouts by trimming the ends of the stem and pulling off the top leaf.
  2. Cut each sprout in half lengthwise through the stem. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Make sure sprouts are completely dry or they’ll splatter in oil.
  4. Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet.
  5. Place the sprouts in olive oil with the cut side down.
  6. Turn up the heat to medium high and fry sprouts until they’re golden brown and crunchy (5 minutes).
  7. Try not to move sprouts around too much.  Brown them on one side, then flip to the other. 
  8. Mix mustard, honey and garlic together in a small bowl.
  9. Pour honey mustard sauce over sprouts in skillet and toss.  
  10. Turn heat down to medium low.
  11. Stir sprouts until the sauce soaks in (5 minutes).
  12. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve warm.


Be careful when frying in hot oil.  If heat gets too high, turn down to avoid splattering.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: brussels, brussels sprouts, sprouts, sides, veggies, vegetables, honey mustard

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  1. I made these for dinner tonight and they are DELICIOUS! Brussel Sprouts are my favorite vegetable. The honey mustard garlic sauce is amazing., these will definitely be a regular dish at my house for sure! Thanks for sharing this recipe Debi.
    ** I served these with ranch chicken and jasmine rice. Yum!

    • Oh, I’m thrilled that you made these, Sharon. They are so yummy! Your dinner sounds amazing. Did you have any leftovers? 🙂

  2. Debi, we had a few left. When I say a FEW, about 10 halves, I could make a meal out of these! Next time I will double the recipe. ????

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