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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon in a skillet
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Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

This delicious side dish of Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon is full of caramelized flavor punctuated by tasty bits of bacon and crispy goodness. Pair this dish with pork chops or roasted chicken for a wonderful, low-carb meal.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brussels Sprouts
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Lynda


  • 4 thick-cut bacon slices
  • lbs. fresh Brussels sprouts trimmed and cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, turning once to ensure it is cooked evenly on both sides. Cover pan with a splatter guard while cooking, if desired.
  • Remove skillet from heat and place cooked bacon on a wire rack set over paper towels to drain. Once cool, blot bacon with paper towels to remove excess fat before crumbling.
  • After the skillet has cooled slightly, carefully drain the excess bacon fat into an empty can or another heat-safe container. If any fat drips down the side of the skillet, be sure to wipe it off with a damp dishcloth before putting it back on the burner.
  • In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts and olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  • Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and add Brussels sprouts and cook for several minutes until they begin to turn brown.
  • Place in oven and roast for 10 minutes.  
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and add the crumbled bacon, stirring well, and return the skillet to the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until the sprouts turn a rich, caramelized color.
  • Remove skillet from oven and serve immediately.



Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 188mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g