Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan Cheese

Growing up, Brussels sprouts were never something we ate. There wasn’t a particular reason – it just wasn’t something my mom made. But as an adult, I first found out I really enjoyed them when I had the stomach virus and my friend brought over a giant pot of Veggie Soup.

Inside that, I found so many of my favorite veggies surrounding the round, green little leafy things and I was so exhausted I decided to just try it – rather any pick it out. Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed them! After that, I decided I would start experimenting to see other ways I might enjoy eating these.


After lots of exploring, I have found that Brussels sprouts pair so beautifully with umami flavors such as balsamic glaze and parmesan cheese (oh, and bacon too!)

Brussels sprouts are not only really tasty, but also full of so many important nutrients!

Brussels sprouts are especially rich in vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health (2).

They’re also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps promote iron absorption and is involved in tissue repair and immune function (3).


What’s more, their high fiber content helps support regularity and gut health (45).

In addition to the nutrients above, Brussels sprouts contain small amounts of vitamin B6, potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium and phosphorus (1).

When it comes to brussels sprouts, the quickest and tastiest way to make them is to cook them on the stove top. However, you can also roast them in the oven or cook them in the air fryer!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan Cheese

Rating: 1 out of 5.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 – 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet until screaming hot, but not yet smoking.
  2. Add brussel sprouts to the pan, stirring every so often to cook evenly. Add salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar then continue to cook until tender and some of the sprouts are slightly charred or darkly caramelized around the edges. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

One thought on “Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Parmesan Cheese

  1. I love your recipes! This one is great. I’ve never thinly sliced Brussels yet, so I think that will make a difference in the recipe! Thanks for this. I absolutely love balsamic vinegar!


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