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  • Makes 4 cups

In this recipe, Brussels sprouts are braised in a pressure cooker with a tangy-sweet combination of Dijon mustard and maple syrup. There are lots of advantages to pressure-cooking the sprouts: For one, they cook in just three minutes once the pot has reached pressure. The pressurized heat also helps the sprouts hold their shape and texture, so there’s no risk of them getting mushy. Finally, the tightly sealed pressure-cooking environment concentrates the flavors, creating a rich, super-fast sauce. Although the dish is designed to be a side, you could also serve it as an entrée by ladling it over grains and sprinkling it with chopped nuts.

Brussels Sprouts


  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 3 cups halved or quartered Brussels sprouts
  • ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Set an electric pressure cooker to sauté or heat a stovetop pressure cooker over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring and adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water as needed to prevent sticking.
  2. Whisk the stock and mustard in a small bowl; add the mustard mixture to the pressure cooker. Stir in the Brussels sprouts and maple syrup.
  3. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker. Bring to high pressure for 3 minutes. Quick release the pressure. Remove the lid carefully, tilting away from you. Season with salt and pepper.

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Jill Nussinow

Jill Nussinow is a culinary educator, registered dietitian, and author of four cookbooks. Her latest book is Vegan Under Pressure: Perfect Vegan Meals Made Quick and Easy in Your Pressure Cooker. Jill’s goal is to see everyone leading a healthy, happy life through better eating and she’s been teaching plant-based cooking for 25 years. She loves to share her passion and joy for plant-based eating through cooking demonstrations, recipes, presentations, and writings. Visit for updates from Jill.

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