Savory, and slightly smoky in flavor, these brussels sprouts have a slightly sweet taste and complement the bacon so perfectly. Enjoy as a side dish for a variety of meals.
Ever wondered how to make brussels sprouts taste good? The short answer is to fry them with bacon! Bacon has a way to make everything taste better! These bacon-flavored, slightly charred brussels sprouts are so good even picky eaters will enjoy them!
The best part? Making sautéed brussels sprouts is easy and only takes a few minutes. This dish is also very flavorful and savory, thanks to the addition of bacon. Brussels sprouts are a great source of vitamins and minerals, and they’re also low in calories sans the bacon!
Bacon – I used hickory smoked, thicker cut bacon. You can use any type of raw bacon product you might have on-hand.
Brussels Sprouts – I purchased mine from Aldi in a bag. They were pretty small so I did not need to halve or trim much of them. If your sprouts are larger, I do suggest trimming them and halving.
Spices – This recipe is pretty easy in that you only need salt & pepper.
How to Make Bacon Brussels Sprouts
Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellow outer leaves. Cut in half if they are particularly large; set aside.
In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp.
Remove bacon from the pan carefully, and set aside. Leave grease in the pan.
Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet, and coat with the bacon grease, and season. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium; cook for 8 minutes.
Return the bacon to the pan, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
What to Serve with Brussels Sprouts
There are a few things to consider when pairing side dishes with brussels sprouts. First, think about the overall flavor of the dish. If the sprouts are being served as a main course, you’ll want to pair them with sides that complement their natural flavors. For example, roasted Brussels sprouts go well with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. If the sprouts are being served as a side dish, you’ll want to choose sides that will contrast with the sprouts’ flavors.
For example, steamed Brussels sprouts go well with lemon rice, green beans, and carrots. They also pair well with the below meat-based meals.
- Roasted Chicken
- Roast Beef
- Pork Chops
To store bacon brussels sprouts, you will need to place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. Bacon brussels sprouts will last for up to a week when stored this way. To heat, add them to an air fryer or skillet to re-crisp the bacon.
More Bacon Recipes to Try
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- Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese
- Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
- Bacon-Wrapped Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
- Cheese Bacon-Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Cheesy Bacon Dip
Easy Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- large skillet
- Wooden Spoon
- stove top
- ½ pound bacon
- 30 whole brussels sprouts trimmed, halved
- ⅛ teaspoon salt to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
- Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts and remove any yellow outer leaves. Cut in half if they are particularly large; set aside.
- In a large skillet, fry the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp.
- Remove bacon from the pan carefully, and set aside. Leave grease in the pan.
- Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet, and coat with the bacon grease, and season. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium; cook for 8 minutes.
- Return the bacon to the pan, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Serve warm!