Sautéed Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

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Sauteed with bacon, garlic, and onions, Brussel sprouts are the perfect side dish for any meal.

Brussels Sprouts with bacon being sprinkled onto a plate

You don’t hate Brussels sprouts. No really, you don’t. Most likely, you’ve simply never had them prepared properly. Liz to the rescue.

Dicing Onions
bacon sizzling in a fry pan

Solution? Bacon. Did you know that a cooked slice of bacon is only 43 calories? Those are 43 delicious calories and this recipe is the perfect way to make them go a long way.

Ganishing Brussels and Bacon

While I love roasting Brussels, I am also a huge fan of sauteeing them on the stovetop.

Not only is it fast and easy but it’s great for when the oven is in use with another part of the meal.

Sauted Bacon with Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Frequently asked questions:

How long does it take to saute Brussels Sprouts?

Just 15 minutes!

Why are brussels sprouts are good for you?

Prevent Cancer: Brussels provide a special combination of 4 different cancer-fighting components. In fact, they contain higher levels of glucosinolate (cancer fighter) than kale, broccoli, cabbage or cauliflower.

Good source of Vitamin A, C, Potassium, Folate, Iron and Fiber.
Reduced Cholesterol: Sprouts prevent the secretion of a natural LDL (bad cholesterol) provider in blood.

Anti-Inflammatory Compounds

Excellent source of Folic Acid, an essential vitamin for the proper development of neural tube in babies.

Best bacon and brussels on a plate

Did I mention there is bacon in this recipe?

Liz Eating Bacon and Brussels

If you don’t want to sautee these try roasting in the oven. This recipe will walk you through it.

Your fork is waiting.

Best bacon and brussels on a plate

Sautéed Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Sauteed with bacon, garlic, and onions, brussel sprouts are the perfect side dish for any meal.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 30 minutes


  • 2 slices bacon (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 30 Brussels sprouts (trimmed and quartered)
  • ½ cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large saute pan over medium-high and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Cook bacon pieces in the pan until crispy then remove with slotted spoon and place on a plate with a paper towel.
    Bacon being sauteed
  • Add diced onion and saute in reserved bacon fat for 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  • Add quartered brussels to the pan and saute additional 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour chicken broth into the pan and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes or until brussels are tender. Add more broth if needed.
  • Toss with reserved bacon and fresh lemon juice before serving.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.

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Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 15.6gProtein: 7.2gFat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 605mgFiber: 4.5g
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