Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are a family favorite. The kids love them! I understand this is contrary to the norm. At some point my kids equated brussel sprouts to a special treat and subsequently began viewing as delicatessen. I’m thrilled, because of the obvious nutritional value and selfishly because I love brussel sprouts as well. Brussel sprouts are at our dinner table roughly twice a week. We generally eat steamed brussel sprouts, but every now and again it’s fun to change it up.

Bacon Brussel Sprouts 

  • Fry up a couple strips of bacon.
  • Cool bacon on paper towel.  Crumble or cut into small pieces when cool.
  • Drain the fat from the pan- leave a thin coating of bacon grease at the bottom of the pan
  • Add brussel sprouts and stir to coat in the grease.
  • Heat on medium to medium high heat covered until tender – about 12 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  • Top brussel sprouts with bacon pieces and enjoy!

Substitute pancetta for bacon or add garlic for an additional twist.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. stacie says:

    I want these with turkey bacon… would I just use butter or oil since turkey bacon doesn’t create much grease?

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    1. I’ve made this with turkey bacon – delish! Just add a little oil to the bottom of the pan. Yum!


  2. Stephanie says:

    Yummy!! I LOVE brussel sprouts and bacon!!

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  3. mkcasey80 says:

    I am with you on brussel sprouts. They were a treat when I was growing up. We only had them for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Glad to see you back!


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  4. krhodes24 says:

    Brussels are my fav! I usually just roast them in the oven with olive oil and a little salt and pepper. This sounds delicious!

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  5. I’ve always wanted to try something like this. I love Brussel sprouts – the kids are not so keen. Will give this a go and see if I can tempt them – I mean, everyone loves bacon, right?

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  6. Quest for the Flame says:

    Brussels sprouts have been so unfairly portrayed. I love their taste and the way they feel between my teeth as I chomp them.


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