Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts

These Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts are SO crispy and delicious, you’ll never believe these sprouts came out of a crock pot!

If you love brussels sprouts recipes as much as we do, you have to try our cheesy Brussels Sprouts Casserole! We also love simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts for an easy side dish to any dinner!

Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts is a brussels sprouts recipe that is cooked with wine

A Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts Recipe That Isn’t Mushy!

So I’ve called this brussels sprouts recipe “crispy” because i want you to know that these aren’t going to be any mushy sprouts recipe.

These brussels sprouts only cook for 4 hours in your slow cooker, on low, so they come out perfectly tender – and not mushy in any way. Because no one wants mushy sprouts.

What the crock pot does is infuse all the flavors of the liquid that we’re going to add to these brussel sprouts. Wine, balsamic vinegar, garlic and seasonings so these sprouts are so full of flavor you won’t be able to stop eating them.

A Brussels Sprout crock pot recipe

And then, right at the end we’re going to add a splash of cream to the cooking liquid and top these sprouts with panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

I promise you, these are going to be some of the best sprouts you’ll ever have!

A brussels sprouts recipe that is coated with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs

What Can You Serve With This Brussels Sprout Recipe?

Pick your protein. Chicken, turkey, beef, pork – fish too! One of our favorite dinners to make is our Roast Turkey Breast, a side of our favorite sausage stuffing and these sprouts.

But like I said, these brussels sprouts are going to go really well with most dinner recipes. Try a juicy grilled steak or a comforting Brown Gravy Meatloaf or even some of these Bang Bang Fish Nuggets!

Also this side dish is one of our top holiday men planning recipes! Having these babies cooking in your slow cooker instead of taking up oven space on Thanksgiving – for instance – is a huge bonus.

But don’t forget about pasta! These slow cooker sprouts would be amazing paired with most pasta dishes. Creamy Penne Vodka for example? Yum. Or how about a Classic Lasagna

Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts are a brussels sprouts recipe that is made in a crock pot

Plus the fact that they take about 5 minutes to get together and then they cook all on their own. When we’re thinking about a vegetable side for the holidays or just any busy dinner night, this is one of our go to recipes!

So maybe you’re looking for a more lower carb recipe? Well, first I have to tell you the breadcrumbs don’t add many carbs to this recipe. But if you really are cracking down just leave the breadcrumbs out and use only the parmesan cheese.

The breadcrumbs don’t really add flavor, just a nice little crunch on top of the sprouts, which for me, is the perfect amount!

Looking For More Vegetable Sides?

We have quite a combination of low carb side dishes and full on carb loaded recipes…it’s all about what you’re looking for! For me, a combination of both works well. If you head over to our Side Dish Menu at the top of the site you can find many more ideas!

Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts is a brussels sprouts recipe that is made in a crock pot

Crock Pot Crispy Brussels Sprouts

  • Author: Christie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This crock pot brussels sprouts recipe is not only perfect for your holiday dinners but for any dinner that you need an easy side dish recipe!



  • 2 (12 ounce) bags brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and halved
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, toasted
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Add the brussels sprouts to a 4 quart crock pot or slow cooker.
  2. Pour in the wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar into a bowl. Add the salt, both peppers and garlic and whisk to combine. Pour over the brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
  3. Set your crock pot to low heat for 4 hours or high heat for 2 hours, low setting is recommended.
  4. When the brussels sprouts are done, pour in the cream and stir. Remove the sprouts to a serving dish and top with the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To toast the breadcrumbs, add them to a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, tossing often until the breadcrumbs are light brown in color.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

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4 Responses
  1. Katie

    I would like to make this for Thanksgiving this week. I do not know wines well. Can you tell me a specific dry white wine to use? Thanks!

    1. Dan

      Sure! Dry white wines can include pinot grigio, chardonnay or sauvignon blanc, to name a few. We typically like to grab something that we’ll like to drink afterwards, bt if you’re not a wine drinker you can get a small “airplane” bottle. Sometimes they sell these in a 4 pack that you can keep on hand for cooking.

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