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Bacon with Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Love bacon? Love Brussels sprouts? This 2-ingredient side dish is a match made in culinary heaven. Quick, easy, and irresistibly flavorful, these crispy Brussels sprouts cooked in bacon fat will be a hit at any meal. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a festive holiday feast, this recipe is your go-to for a simple and satisfying side dish.

This recipe not only fits the bill but also delivers a delightful crunch and savory goodness that will have everyone reaching for seconds. Whether you’re planning a special occasion feast or just a cozy weeknight dinner, these Brussels sprouts are the perfect companion.

Bacon with Brussel Sprouts Recipe


  • Brussels sprouts (fresh, bright green, and uniform in size)
  • Bacon (because everything’s better with bacon)


  1. Cut bacon into small pieces and fry until crispy.
  2. Transfer bacon to a plate, leaving the grease in the pan.
  3. Add halved Brussels sprouts to the pan, stir to coat, and cover with a lid.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, return bacon to the pan, and cook uncovered until sprouts are golden brown and tender.
  5. Season with salt & pepper, and serve immediately.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Brussels sprouts (1 cup): 8g carbs, 3.3g fiber, 4.7g net carbs Bacon (3 slices): 0g carbs Net carb content per serving: Approximately 5.7g

Note: Net carb content may vary based on specific brands and quantities used.

Why You’ll Love It

Bacon and Brussels sprouts are a dynamic duo. The crispy, savory quality that bacon adds is a game-changer. Cooking the sprouts in bacon fat takes the flavor to the next level, making them ideal for any meal. Perfect for holidays, these Brussels sprouts are simple, satisfying, and a crowd-pleaser.

Helpful Tips

  • Trap steam by cooking with the lid on initially to soften tough sprouts.
  • Keep the heat low to prevent quick browning.
  • Adjust cooking time for larger Brussels sprouts.

What to Serve With It

Pair with pot roast, filet mignon, or Thanksgiving turkey. Versatile enough to complement any main course, it’s a perfect match for a quick weeknight meal with creamy chicken in white wine sauce.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Reheat in a saucepan or oven, keeping in mind that the bacon may be less crispy after freezing. Enjoy the crispy perfection of Brussels sprouts and bacon – a delightful addition to any keto-friendly menu!

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