Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts with Chorizo

I'm not a huge brussel sprout fan, but I do enjoy them cooked like this. Fresh brussel sprouts pan fried with a little chorizo, garlic and paprika makes them taste completely delicious. Chorizo goes great with roast turkey. Leave out the chorizo and add a little more paprika for a veggie version.

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Pan Fried Brussel Sprouts with Chorizo

  • Time:  15-20 mins start to finish
  • Cost:  25p per serving (based on 6 servings)
  • Calories:  84 per serving (based on 6 servings)


  • 50g chorizo, thinly sliced or cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g fresh brussel sprouts, peeled and halved (peeled weight)
  • Good pinch of smoked paprika (optional)


  1. In a large cold frying pan, fry off the chorizo slowly over a medium heat. Remove the chorizo from the pan and place on kitchen roll to absorb the excess fat. 
  2. Heat the oil in the pan and add the garlic, cooking it for 1 minute until slightly soft. Add the brussel sprouts and paprika and stir fry over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the brussel sprouts are soft but they still have a little bite. 
  3. Stir the cooked chorizo through the cooked brussel sprouts. Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm until ready to serve.