Quick Brussels and Bacon Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Brussels and Bacon Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Quick Brussels and Bacon

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"This very quick and flavorful side dish is easy for everyday dinner, but nice enough to serve for Thanksgiving!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; drain on paper towels and crumble.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the onion in the oil until soft; stir in the bacon and cook until bacon is heated through. Add the Brussels sprouts; cook and stir until the sprouts are browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2011

We use the bacon grease w/ the olive (or coconut oil we had on hand) and then saute brussels sprouts. Very good & will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2010

Well, I wouldn't say I hated it, but didn't love it either! I did use 1 onion & about 9 pieces of turkey bacon. Than again, I am not a Brussels Sprouts kind of person!

Nov 05, 2008

Just a short note from the author that in my original submission there was no olive oil. Just use a small amount of the bacon grease and also add salt and pepper to taste. Thanks for trying it!

May 07, 2008

This did turn out pretty tasty, although I did change it up a bit. I halved the bacon, and I just used the bacon grease instead of the olive oil. I also added a clove of garlic....Honestly, I can't cook without it :)

Dec 30, 2008

I enjoy this recipe, however... I ended up making a few changes to make it spectacular. The second time around I used a pat of butter, chicken broth and a clove of garlic minced. Even people that don't like Brussel sprouts loved it. Caramelizing the brussel sprouts changes the flavor slightly. Yum!

Dec 27, 2007

This was delicious! My family didn't think they liked brussel sprouts, but these were a hit at Christmas Eve dinner. I did make one addition to the recipe. I added a bit of brown sugar to them. I knew the kids would like them better that way and they were very good. I didn't use a lot, just a bit for a subtle sweetness. Thanks for a great recipe that I will make again and again!

Nov 09, 2010

Any vegetable cooked with bacon already has great potential in my book. I used fresh Brussels sprouts, added minced garlic, and cooked them only until crisp-tender, not browned. Loved the flavor as well as the vibrant color.

Jan 07, 2008

We're big brussel sprout eaters and this was a nice change. Added a few seasonings, but used fresh sprouts which I steamed first. Delicious and thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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