Stuffed Brussels Sprouts

This festive side dish is Thanksgiving in one bite! Brussels spouts are hollowed out, stuffed with a sausage-and-breadcrumb stuffing and baked until brown and crispy on top. Large Brussels sprouts work best here. Enjoy this as a side dish or on its own as an appetizer.

Stuffed Brussels Sprouts
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound large Brussels sprouts (about 16), trimmed and halved lengthwise

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 link (3 ounces) hot or sweet Italian sausage

  • 1 medium stalk celery, trimmed and finely chopped (1/3 cup)

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water. When cool enough to handle, scoop or cut out the insides of the sprouts with a paring knife (reserve for another use), leaving a 1/4-inch border. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage, celery, shallot, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring and breaking up the sausage, until the vegetables are mostly tender and the sausage is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in breadcrumbs and remove from heat. Let cool for about 10 minutes, then add egg; toss to coat well. Fill each Brussels sprout shell with a generous 1 teaspoon filling. Bake until browned in spots and heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

51 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 245IU 5%
Sodium 83mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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