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Easy Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe

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Easy sauteed brussels sprouts and bacon recipe thats is a perfect side dish for any family celebrations, Thanksgiving or a simple healthy weeknight dinner option.

roasted brussels sprouts in a bowl

Classic and delicious side dish for your Christmas or Thanksgiving table! We like to make it in the summer too, when brussels sprouts are in season and so healthy and ripe. Bacon is a great addition to any meal, thats not a secret. When you combine this two amazing flavors together you get the side dish to die for!

How to make sauteed brussels sprouts with bacon

I didn’t use and maple syrup or balsamic, but you easily add it in the step where we are are sauteing brussels sprouts in the pan. It will add extra flavor and sweetness. As for me, i like flavors to be fresh and crisp that’s why i don’t add any additional ingredients. Anyways, here is how i cook it:

  1.  Trim brussels sprouts and place them in to the boiling salted water. Boil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until easily poked with the fork.
  2. Meanwhile chop the bacon in about 1 inch pieces and saute until crisp. Scoop the bacon pieces out. Drain most of the fat and add drained brussels sprouts to the pan. Saute until sprouts are browned. In this step add maple syrup or balsamic vinegar and saute together for couple minutes ( if using).
  3. Once cooked, transfer to the serving plate and sprinkle with crispy bacon.

sauteed broseels sprouts with bacon crispy

Main Dishes these brussels sprouts will be great with:

  1. Smoked turkey recipe
  2. Instant Pot turkey legs
  3. Turkey in air fryer
  4. Crock pot ham

Other side dish recipes readers love!

  1. Sauteed green beans
  2. Instant Pot collard greens
  3. Creamed corn recipe
  4. Air fryer asparagus
  5. Instant pot mashed butternut squash
sauteed broseels sprouts with bacon crispy
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5 from 6 votes

Easy brussels sprouts with bacon

Easy sauteed brussels sprouts and bacon recipe thats is a perfect side dish for any family celebrations, Thanksgiving or a simple healthy weeknight dinner option.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts with bacon, sauteed brussels sprouts
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 lb Brussels sprouts trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional


  • Boil brussels sprouts in a large pot until fork tender, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile chop bacon into about 1 inch slices and saute them on the pan until browned and crisp. Scoop them out and place on a paper towel. Leave only about 2 tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan.
  • Drain brussels sprouts. Add them to the pan and saute until slightly browned.
  • Transfer to the serving dish and top with crispy bacon.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating

Kelly Anthony

Thursday 8th of August 2019

We love brussels sprouts with bacon at our house but I've never tried boiling them first. I can't wait to try a new way of cooking one of our favorites.


Thursday 8th of August 2019

Roasted brussel sprouts are one of my favorite roasted vegetables.They turned out so golden brown without any oil.

Jacqueline Meldrum

Thursday 8th of August 2019

I have always hated brussels sprouts, but as they are the only veg I don't like, I really, really want to like them, so I am collecting recipes to try. I will beat this thing!

Heidy L. McCallum

Thursday 8th of August 2019

My husband and I love brussels sprouts, my kids not so much but that just leaves more for us when I make them lol. This recipe looks simple and to the point and that's perfect for me! Work sometimes leaves me little or no time to cook on a few nights a week. Bookmarking.

Jacqueline Debono

Thursday 8th of August 2019

I love the combination of brussels sprouts and bacon. As you say, this is a fabulous side dish for Christmas.