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Super simple side dish Bacon Garlic Brussels Sprouts
5 from 6 votes

Bacon Garlic Brussels Sprouts


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts trimmed, halved, and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 strips cooked bacon chopped
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter and bacon grease. Add the brussels sprouts to the skillet and give the pan a quick toss. Try to have as many brussels sprouts cut side down as possible.

  2. Leave the brussels sprouts for 4-5 minutes, allowing the bottoms to caramelize and then toss to allow them to rotate. Add the bacon, red onions, salt, and pepper and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until the brussels sprouts are tender with golden surfaces. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.

  3. Transfer the brussels sprouts to a dish and serve while hot. 

Recipe Notes

When you cook your bacon, reserve the bacon grease in a mug for this recipe! Just cook your bacon as usual and then carefully pour the liquid grease into a mug until ready to measure and use.  

Do not add the garlic too early, most people accidentally burn their garlic because they add it in too soon to their recipes!