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sauteed Bacon Brussels Sprouts

This recipe has become a family favorite. Using bacon adds a wonderful flavor and crunch. I used turkey bacon this time around. Any bacon is going to taste delicious mixed with the brussels sprouts. 
Course side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Pam


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts, rinsed with cool water and drained. Cut in half or whole.
  • 4 to 6 slices turkey or pork bacon, (I used organic)
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 to 4 tbsp toasted pine nuts, chopped walnuts, or pecans work well.(place nuts in dry pan for just a few minutes, move the pan around then, take off the heat. Try not burn. Set aside)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock/broth


  1. 1.In a large non stick fry pan, cook the bacon until desired crispiness. Drain on paper towel and set aside.

    2.Wipe out the pan or leave drippings in then add oil and toss in the Brussels sprouts and garlic powder. Saute for about 5 minutes, tossing around with a wooden spoon. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook another few minutes. Cut up the bacon, toss in just to warm up.

    3.Place on serving dish and sprinkle with nuts. Enjoy!