Best Bacon Sprouts


Best Bacon Sprouts

Best Bacon Sprouts
10 Min

While these tasty sprouts may resemble tiny cabbage heads, they've got a unique flavor that's all their own! And we think our Best Bacon Sprouts taste even better than the rest, because they're cooked in all your favorite seasonings and finished off with crunchy, yummy, bacon bits!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (or one 14-ounce bag frozen, thawed), cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits

What to Do


  1. Place Brussels sprouts in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender; drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil; brown sprouts with onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add chicken broth and bacon bits and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until liquid is reduced.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 165
  • Calories from Fat 136
  • Total Fat 15g 23 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.4g 12 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 4.2g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 5.0mg 2 %
  • Sodium 436mg 18 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 4.4g 1 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5 %
  • Sugars 1.3g 0 %

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These are fantastic! I've made them several times and everyone loves them. I do use real bacon, drained well, then crumbled or chopped. I've also started using the microwaveable version of the frozen Brussel sprouts. Depending on the type of bacon I'm using, I don't always add the salt. I do tend to cook them a bit longer than the recipe states.

Bacon bits? Like, the kind that comes in a jar? Ew. I assume we can substitute real bacon here.

Hi there! Yes, you can substitute cooked bacon in this recipe. Enjoy!

FYI..There are real jarred bacon bits in the supermarket salad section made by Hormel. Using these gives less fat than your pan fried bacon .

This looks great for a change in our Thanksgiving table. My question is if you are using frozen brussel sprouts that are completely thawed, would you still need to boil them before adding them to the skillet part of the recipe or do you complete both steps. It just seems like when they are thawed they are going to be pretty tender already.

Hi there! Most of the time, we would recommend not boiling them. Our advice is to make sure that the Brussels sprouts are fork tender before using them in a recipe. Enjoy!


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