I fry a lot of bacon around here. Many of my recipes have bacon as a main ingredient. Have you tried my Bacon Pesto Pasta, anyone? It’s to die for. The flavor combination is too delicious to even describe. Bacon tends to do that to most dishes. And don’t even get me started on Brussels sprouts! They have the best texture whether they’re fried, baked, steamed, you name it! And they retain all the taste of the spices or toppings you cook them with. So, I’m sure you can imagine what an amazing combination these Brussels Sprouts with Bacon made.
This is an incredibly easy recipe with simple ingredients and directions. First step is of course to fry the bacon. I usually cut my bacon (using kitchen scissors) into small bite sized pieces before frying. It makes the job so much easier, quicker and the bacon fits better in the skillet this way. Once the bacon is perfectly crispy, you’ll store it on a paper towel while you cook the Brussels sprouts. Make sure to leave the bacon grease in the skillet! Bacon grease is a great alternative to butter or oil because it gives your dish a richer, more savory taste.
For this recipe I used frozen Brussels sprouts because it cut the cook time significantly. But feel free to use fresh Brussels sprouts if you desire. They might need a little extra time to tenderize in the skillet so be sure to adjust the cook time accordingly. The frozen ones took less than 10 minutes to heat through all the way. Once the Brussels sprouts are done cooking, you’ll add the bacon pieces back into the skillet and mix everything together for the final touch. Simple as that!
I can’t emphasize enough how easily and quickly you can have this side dish on your table! It’s the perfect compliment to any dinner. I personally made them alongside my Pierogies With Garlic Green Beans recipe. But if that’s too many green vegetables for you in one meal, you can also try making them alongside something meaty, such as these BBQ Ribs. Read on for the full recipe and let me know your results in the comments below!
Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Recipe
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.