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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic in a white bowl with a red handled spoon

Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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These Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots, and Garlic are a delectable way to prepare this often maligned vegetables!

Easily made in one skillet in less than 3o minutes make them perfect for an autumn side dish or a seasonal addition to your holiday buffet. If you prefer to roast your vegetables, we love these Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic in a white serving bowl

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots, and Garlic

Somewhere amidst the stacks of cookbooks and recipe print offs is an extraordinary recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon that I made for Thanksgiving years ago.

My parents were visiting and my dad dived into these with gusto. I’m certain I ate the rest of the batch myself, and they were fabulous. If you’re familiar with my family, you know they held out for a boiled bag of green beans. Since then, I’ve been trying to recreate the dish, and this delicious Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic recipe comes close.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic in a white bowl with a red handled spoon

 

Easy Skillet Brussels Sprouts Recipe

So please, give a chance to these mini-cabbages with a bad reputation. The key is not to overcook, you want to keep some of the vibrant green color. Nobody likes a grayish, mushy Brussels sprout. And bacon and the aromatics give these veggies a nice boost of flavor.

This is not a long, drawn-out recipe. It can be a simple second side dish for any of your holiday meals. Making it on the stovetop frees up your oven for all the other cooking you’ll be doing. I think you’ll change your mind once you give this Brussels sprouts recipe a try. If you are set on roasting your sprouts, try these Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Shallots and Garlic

An easy pan sauteed Brussels sprouts recipe with bacon, shallots and garlic!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 slices bacon, cut into thin slices
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half unless very small
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown bacon in a large saucepan. Add a tablespoon of olive oil if needed and cook shallots till soft.
  2. Add garlic and Brussels sprouts, more olive oil as needed, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and cook until Brussels sprouts are just tender (pierce with a knife to test...you don't want them overcooked).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
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28 comments on “Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon”

  1. Only You, my dear, can make sprouts look delectable! xx

  2. Lovely recipe Liz, I just love Brussels Sprouts

  3. When well prepared, the sprouts are a treat! Yours look fantastic, definitely on a to-do list. 🙂 ela

  4. I love Brussels sprouts but always roast them. Next time I will try cooking in a pan just like this!

  5. Your Brussels sprouts look just perfect! I made a big batch myself today. I recently started baking them, it feels like a bit less work, but they turn out crispier in the pan. I love that you add bacon, will try it next time. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  6. That’s one beautiful bowl of sprouts!

  7. I have been spending way too much time with people who do not like Brussels Sprouts. Cannot wait to have some again. These look amazing!

  8. fantastico articolo

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