Chef's knife beside a skillet of Creamy Brussels Sprout & Shallot Dip
4.75 from 12 votes

Creamy Brussels Sprout & Shallot Dip

Tender Brussels sprouts, scallions and garlic give bold flavor to this incredibly simple dish that requires just one mixing dish, one spoon and less than 10 ingredients. Mozzarella and Parmesan give it an irresistibly gooey finish. Serve with veggies, crackers, bread or chips, my favorite being tortilla chips.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings: 4 (generous servings)
Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 2 1/2 cups Brussels sprouts (roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium shallot (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 scant cup sour cream (light or regular)
  • 4 ounces 1/3 fat cream cheese (1/2 package equals ~4 ounces)
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for topping)
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper


  1. Heat a cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once hot add 1 Tbsp olive oil, shallot and garlic (amount for oil as original recipe is written // use half of total if altering batch size). Stir constantly as to not to let it burn.

  2. Add Brussels sprouts, sea salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender and slightly wilted and then remove from heat, turning off burner as well.

  3. In a separate bowl mix together sour cream, cream cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, another pinch of salt and pepper and stir. Add Brussels sprouts mixture to the bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Use remaining olive oil (1 Tbsp as original recipe is written) to lightly grease the cast iron so the dip doesn’t stick. Spoon dip back into the skillet and bake at 375 degrees F (190 C) for 11-13 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with veggies, pita, crackers, bread or tortilla chips. Tortilla chips were my favorite.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 generous servings)