Honey-Dijon Brussels Sprouts, a festive sweet Brussels sprouts side dish in a slow cooker (crock pot), is a gorgeous sweet vegetable side dish perfect for holidays. You will love how the honey and Dijon combine to make this one of the seasons delicious ways to enjoy this underrated green veggie.
Sweetened with honey, heighted with garlic and pretty dried cranberries made them full of Thanksgiving day side dish compliments.
When it comes to brussels sprouts, you either love them or you hate them. I think a lot of people grow up and do not love them. I have heard anything from bitter tasting to tasting like feet. I didn’t even try brussels sprouts till I was well into adulthood (like LAST YEAR) and could not believe I was missing out!
There are so many ways and so many recipes you can use to serve up amazing tasting brussels sprouts, so if you tried them as a kid, make sure you try them now as an adult and you might be surprised.
Honey-Dijon Brussels Sprouts Ingredients
Now that Thanksgiving has come and past, I wanted to talk about some of the wins for the side dish recipes we loved! I don’t “work” on the holidays, but I do try to snap a few pictures in case a recipe works out, so you are definitely not getting blog quality photos here. But lets face it- things that go in crock pots don’t always LOOK beautiful, they just need to TASTE amazing.
In the past week I have been experimenting on different ways to cook up Brussels sprouts and we have had some wins.
I think maple bacon Brussels sprouts is a pretty obvious way to cook them, but I also crusted with buffalo breading (Buffalo Brussel sprouts recipe – which is fun as a snack to dip). Another totally festive Brussels Sprouts recipe that is new for 2021 are these Sautéed Brussels sprouts with Glazed Pecans.
The sweet Honey Dijon sauce poured over the brussels sprouts, combined with the tasty bites of cranberries, make a festive and delicious way to serve a vegetable side dish this holiday season.
Here is a short list of ingredients, then scroll to the bottom for step by step measurements and instructions.
- 2 pounds Brussels Sprouts, halved
- minced garlic
- Dijon Mustard
- Local Honey
- Butter, Cut
- Dried Cranberries
- Sat & Black Pepper
Crock Pot Brussels Sprouts
To prep for the slow cooker, cut brussels sprouts in half. If there are a few tiny brussels sprouts in the bag, its fine to leave those whole.
Add halved Brussel sprouts into crock pot.
Take out a mixing bowl and combine Honey Dijon Mustard, minced Garlic, Salt and Pepper, and honey. Whisk together until combined.
Pour honey mixture over Brussels sprouts, add dried cranberries, and use a spatula to making sure vegetables are all covered. Season well with salt and pepper.
Add pats of butter around the crock pot and place lid on top.
Crock pot Brussels Sprouts on high 1-2 hours or low 3-4 hours.
Depending on the size of your brussels sprouts, it could change the time needed in crock pot. I would test at the 2 hour mark and move to warm if Brussels sprouts are cooked through and still slightly crispy.
Can you cook Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts over the stove?
If you prefer to cook up your brussels sprouts in oven so they get a slight charred crisp, that is no problem. Just cook them up, making the sauce on the stove, and combining just prior to serving. Just follow my Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe here and then make the sauce separately.
More Brussels Sprouts Side Dishes
Along with the recipes listed above, here are some additional Brussels Sprouts recipes to mix it up in the kitchen.
- Easy oven roasted brussels sprouts as a traditionally side.
- Caesar Brussels Sprouts with homemade dressing.
- Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan.
- 1-2 pounds Brussels Sprouts, halved
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Honey Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 6 Tablespoons Butter, Cut Into 1 tablespoon pieces
- 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
- salt & black pepper
- To prep, cut brussels sprouts in half and place in slow cooker.
- Take out a mixing bowl and combine Honey Dijon Mustard, Minced Garlic, Salt and Pepper, and honey. Whisk together until combined.
- Pour honey mixture over Brussels sprouts, add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, and use a spatula to make sure vegetables are stirred and covered.
- Season entire dish generously with salt and black pepper.
- Slice 6 tablespoons of butter into pats and place around the Brussels Sprouts.
- Add lid onto crock pot.
- Cook High 1-2 hours or Low 3-4 hours until desired texture (from super soft to slightly firm).
- NOTE: Depending on the size of your brussels sprouts, it could change the time needed in crock pot. I would test at the 2 hour mark and move to warm if Brussel sprouts are cooked through and still slightly crispy.
- As the recipe states, add 1-2 pounds of Brussels Sprouts depending on need. This recipe sauce goes up to 2 pounds so if you only use 1 pound, you will have left over Honey Dijon Sauce in cooker (as shown in images).
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 762mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.