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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan (Gluten-Free)


In just 25 minutes, you get a side dish that’s full of flavor – the citrus lemon balances out the natural bitterness of brussels sprouts, all rounded up with grated parmesan cheese that makes this healthy dish feel just a little more luxurious. Naturally gluten-free too, this is recipe for shaved Brussels sprouts is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas or anytime during the holidays.


  • 20 oz. whole brussels sprouts (approximately 6 cups whole, or 8 cups shaved)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Shave/Shred: Remove any tough outer layers of the Brussels sprouts and then use a sharp knife to cut the sprouts into halves lengthwise. Place the halves cut-side-down and slice thinly to shred the sprouts.
  2. Sauté: In a large pan, heat two tablespoons of olive oil and sauté the brussels sprouts over medium-high heat until they are slightly soft but still bright green in color.
  3. Flavor and Garnish: Squeeze in lemon juice and mix well before sprinkling grated parmesan cheese over. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.


Brussels Sprouts: You can either buy the sprouts pre-shaved at the supermarket, or shave them yourselves (as I show you how in the instructions).

Olive Oil: I like using extra virgin olive oil because there are so few ingredients in this dish that I want each flavor to stand out. However, feel free to use any vegetable oil you prefer. 

Lemon Juice: I prefer to use fresh lemon juice since I almost always have fresh lemons on hand. However, if you only have bottled lemon juice, that will work too.

Parmesan Cheese: I used parmesan cheese in this case, but feel free to swap it out for nutritional yeast to make this dairy-free or vegan.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shaved brussels sprouts, sauteed brussels sprouts

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