Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

bowl of brussels sprouts and carrots

I love my veggies, and sometimes I just need a simple way to prepare them. This combination of Brussels sprouts and carrots delivers simplicity and taste. Plus, itโ€™s made on the stove top which is super convenient for those times when the oven is already taken!

Ingredients needed

  • Brussels sprouts โ€“ 1 pound
  • Carrots โ€“ 1 pound
  • Shallot โ€“ 1 medium
  • Butter
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Salt, pepper and water – do these count as ingredients? ๐Ÿ˜€
uncooked veggies

How to make these carrots and Brussels sprouts

This veggie side dish comes together very quickly. To start, cook the shallot in butter for 1-2 minutes. Then add the brussels sprouts and carrots with a little salt and pepper. Cook these, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes. The vegetables will just be slightly brown.

Add water and then cover the skillet. Cook/steam the veggies for 5- 8 minutes. Uncover, add vinegar and butter. Salt and pepper to taste.

What I love about these Brussels sprouts and carrots

Letโ€™s be honest, I already love both these veggies by themselves. So it makes sense that Iโ€™d love them together. But there is a surprising synergy in taste when you put the two together. You get:

  • Carrots โ€“ a sweet veggie that delivers eyesight-protecting Vitamin A.
  • Brussels sprouts โ€“ these โ€œlittle cabbagesโ€ are nutritional powerhouses that can help fight cardiovascular disease and cancer, can lower cholesterol levels and improve thyroid function. (
  • Less than 10 ingredients โ€“ keep it simple!
  • Stove top preparation โ€“ sometimes you need somewhere other than the oven!
  • Quick and easy โ€“ they only take 20 minutes total. And you can easily prep the veggies ahead of time. The last 5-8 minutes is spent steaming, so you just cover the pan and go take care of something else while the veggies steam.
  • Colorful side dish โ€“ so many meals can be a little dull looking, color-wise. The combination of carrots and Brussels sprouts (originally found at provides a pop of orange and green to liven up your plate!

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This veggie side would make a perfect addition to a holiday menu! (But easy enough for any day ๐Ÿ˜€ )

bowl of brussels sprouts and carrots
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5 from 23 votes

Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Special enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for every day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Sula


  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1 pound carrots cut in ยฝ inch pieces
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the shallot and cook 1 to 2 minutes to soften.
  • Add carrots, Brussels sprouts, and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add water and cover skillet. Continue cooking over medium-high heat for 5 to 8 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Turn off heat. Stir in vinegar and one tablespoon butter. Adjust salt and pepper as needed.



Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 13374IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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30 thoughts on “Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

  1. 5 stars
    Hmmm, apple cider vinegar, eh? Well, it doesn’t SOUND good, but I’m down to try it for sure! Brussel sprouts and carrots sound like a lovely combination! Thanks for another unique recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    We LOVE Brussel sprouts and carrots in my house and I like how easy it was to pull this together. I’m bringing this to Thanksgiving this year but I’m not telling anyone how easy it was!

  3. 5 stars
    This sounds like such a delicious way to prepare and enjoy sprouts and carrots. My mouth is watering at the thought of them.

  4. 5 stars
    commenting while actually having it right now, mine have some mushrooms too… it is so good. I use rice vinegar and its works I run out of apple cider… this is a great recipe

    1. Oh good to know about the rice vinegar – thanks for letting me know. I’m sure I’ll be caught without the apple cider vinegar one of these days!

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