Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bacon Brussels Sprouts
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Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Yasmin Fahr

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are great on their own, simply cooked with some chile flakes and rosemary, but they are even better with bacon. 

This recipe makes a great side dish for a roast meat or seafood like scallops or a thicker white fish like halibut. 

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To steam the Brussels sprouts, heat a pot of water until boiling or use a microwave. When the water is ready, place the Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket and cook until just tender.

Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium-high heat and add the bacon. Cook for about 6-8 minutes, turning halfway, until just crisp. Remove and allow to drain on a paper towel-lined plate. If there is more than a tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan, drain the excess, and then add the Brussels sprouts to to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat until they reach your desired level of doneness, about 5-7 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the thyme leaves, if using. 

Remove from the heat. Tear the bacon into little pieces and then add to the Brussels sprouts in the pan. Toss together to combine and serve. 


Calories per serving:

307 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 23g 36%
  • Carbs 14g 5%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 6g 23%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 10g
  • Polyunsaturated 4g
  • Protein 12g 25%
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13%
  • Sodium 422mg 18%
  • Calcium 67mg 7%
  • Magnesium 42mg 10%
  • Potassium 704mg 20%
  • Iron 2mg 13%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 188mg 27%
  • Vitamin A 64µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 129mg 214%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 25%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 92µg 23%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 5%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 268µg 335%
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