Seared Brussels Sprouts and Bacon



  • 2 Pounds  Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 Ounces  bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1 Tablespoon  butter
  • 1 Tablespoon  chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  •   Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

Most people think of roasting their Brussels sprouts, but this recipe has you pan-sear them so that their skin is even and crisp. The final addition of bacon and butter adds a salty bite and silky texture to the crispy sprouts. 


Add the olive oil to a large sauté pan and warm it over medium-high heat. When the skillet is just short of smoking, place the Brussels sprouts, cut side down, into the oil. Turn the heat to medium, and sear on 1 side until nicely browned, about 3 minutes. Turn the Brussels sprouts over and add the pre-cooked and diced bacon into the sauté pan. Cook until nicely browned and tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and place mixture into a serving bowl. Add the butter, parsley, salt, and pepper. Toss until the butter is melted and serve. 


Calories per serving:

242 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 16g 25%
  • Carbs 21g 7%
  • Saturated 5g 24%
  • Fiber 9g 35%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 10g 19%
  • Cholesterol 17mg 6%
  • Sodium 152mg 6%
  • Calcium 99mg 10%
  • Magnesium 55mg 14%
  • Potassium 917mg 26%
  • Iron 3mg 19%
  • Zinc 1mg 8%
  • Phosphorus 178mg 25%
  • Vitamin A 116µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 194mg 323%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 13%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 27%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 140µg 35%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 421µg 527%
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