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Pan roasted bacon Brussel sprouts in a pan.
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Bacon Brussel Sprouts

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brussel sprouts with bacon
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 182kcal
Author Rachel


  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts
  • 6 slices Bacon Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Butter Unsalted or Salted is fine
  • dash Salt and Pepper To taste


  • 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.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg