Bacon Brussels Sprouts Recipes

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November 25, 2015

Best Bacon Brussels SproutsThe reason why the word "best" is in the recipe is because this dish always converts the brussels sprouts naysayers by first bite. Deconstructing the sprout by serving it in loose leaf form helps those who compare the little vegetable to "mushy alien heads." Mushy alien heads? Yes! That's what I called them for 28 years! Now, cooked properly, I absolutely adore them. And guess what? This recipe has only three ingredients and takes 10 minutes to make. I have served this at Thanksgiving dinner numerous times and even the little ones loved it. Give it a shot!


Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 sides


  • 6 large brussels sprouts (or 8 mediums)
  • 2 strips of bacon
  • 5 walnuts
  • salt, pepper, and optional sprinkle of sugar to taste
Best Bacon Brussels Sprouts


  1. Cut little cone/triangle shapes from the bottoms of the sprouts.
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  3. Pull off the individual leaves off sprouts and collect in bowl/plate.
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  5. Chop bacon into tiny cubes and render in a pan on medium heat until crispy.
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  7. Remove bacon from pan and let rest on paper towel. Leave bacon drippings in pan and add brussels sprouts leaves. Cook for about 5 minutes.
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    Best Bacon Brussels Sprouts
  9. If you like your brussels sprouts on the softer, more wilted side, add a teaspoon of water to the pan and cover with lid, cook for an extra minute. I like mine crispy so I don't really do this ;)
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  11. Chop nuts and add to sprouts. Stir well, add bacon back in. Season with salt and pepper to taste. You wont need much because of the bacon. Sprinkle in a tiny bit of sugar to pull out the caramelized notes, if you like. I do! Serve up and enjoy!
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    Best Bacon Brussels Sprouts

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November 25, 20150 found this helpful

That looks delicious!

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November 26, 20150 found this helpful

This looks fantastic and your photos look like a cooking show...thumbs up!

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November 27, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks, ladies! They seem to keep well, too, as I'm eating them now (cold) - yum!

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December 17, 20150 found this helpful

Love the idea of separating the leaves. That would convert those naysayers to fans. The blend of flavors sounds perfect.

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