Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
An easy side dish, which is incredibly flavorful and savory thanks to simply pan-frying Brussels Sprouts in rendered bacon fat. Bacon Brussels Sprouts are smokey, salty, and a comforting side dish to serve during cooler months.
Servings: 4 servings
- 8 ounces bacon (diced)
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts (trimmed and halved)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until crisp, about 7-10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.
8 ounces bacon
Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan and return to the stove top.
Carefully place the Brussels sprouts in the pan, cut side down and season with a pinch salt and pepper. Cook 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned and caramelized.
1 pound Brussels sprouts, salt, pepper
Turn over, season with onion and garlic powder (if using) and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until they are crisp-tender, about 2-4 minutes depending on the size of your sprouts.
1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Stir the bacon back in and cook an additional minute or two to warm through.
Tips and Techniques
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.
- Use fresh Brussels sprouts for the best results. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the sprouts.
- To quickly and easily dice the bacon, leave it in a stack and slice it all at once. Thicker cut bacon works great for this!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 3 days.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 96mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg