Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts are the quintessential winter side dish that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and a comforting weeknight meal. Fast, flavorful and less than five ingredients that roasts the edges to crispy perfection!
Cut the brussel sprouts in half length-wise and cut off any excess stem. If the sprouts are particularly large, cut them into quarters to make them all somewhat even in size.
In a skillet over medium heat, sauté diced bacon until crispy, about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Move the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
Reserve 2 Tablespoons of bacon grease in the skillet and throw away the rest.
To the skillet, add butter and allow to melt. Add Brussel sprouts with the cut side facing down. With the lid on, sauté over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or they start to brown.
Toss and continue to sauté, tossing occasionally, until edges are brown and fork easily. This step takes about 3 to 10 more minutes depending on how crispy you like the edges.
Add bacon pieces back into pan. Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
Personal note: I like my edges with a heavy amount of browning/crispness. I find it really brings out the smoky flavor when combined with the bacon. For me, when the outer edge leaves start turning black, they are done.