Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts With Bacon is a super easy side dish ready in 30 minutes flat! These sauteed brussels sprouts are crispy and full of delicious bacon. This easy brussels sprouts recipe is an easy holiday side dish too. No one will complain about eating their vegetables!
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite recipes for Brussels Sprouts. If you are looking for an easy farm-fresh side dish to bless your Thanksgiving table with, try these Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts With Bacon. The fact that there is bacon alone in this recipe is a no-brainer!
Um…hello, everything is better with bacon! If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would be writing a recipe that included brussels sprouts, I would have been like NO WAY! But, my mom was right (as usual). Don’t know something until you try it!
How Do Brussels Sprouts Grow?
Many people are surprised by what they look like when they walk into our farm market. Brussels sprouts grow on a stalk…like little cabbages as you can see from the picture below.
Most often we see brussels sprouts already cut off the stalk in a pint-sized container at the grocery store. That’s why so many of our customers are surprised to see how they really grow. While the stalks are bulky, you simply use a knife to cut them off of the stalk. Brussels sprouts are in season now, so check your local farmers’ market for availability.
How To I Make Sauteed Brussels Sprouts?
To prepare this recipe, start by frying up some bacon in a skillet. I would be lost without my cast iron skillet. Remove bacon from pan. Reserve some of the bacon fat and discard the rest. To make the cooking time quicker, slice your brussels sprouts in half.
Add everything back into the skillet along with some diced onion. Saute over medium heat for about 1o-15 minutes until the brussels sprouts get a nice brown crust on them.
Just like this! I usually check for doneness with a fork. You want them to be nice and caramelized.
Sauteeing the brussels sprouts in a little bit of the reserved bacon grease infused some to that delicious bacon flavor into each sprout. So the next time you see these little green gems either at your farmer’s market or in the grocery store. Show them some love by creating this delicious recipe. It’s a great dish for your Thanksgiving dinner too!
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Pan Seared Brussels Sprouts With Bacon are a super quick side dish ready in 30 minutes flat! It's the perfect recipe to serve at Thanksgiving or for a weeknight meal.
- 1 quart brussels sprouts
- 4 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Cook bacon until crispy in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Remove bacon and chop into pieces.
- Reserve about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease and discard the rest.
- Slice the brussels sprouts in half.
- Return brussels sprouts and bacon to the skillet with the reserved bacon grease. Add to the bacon back into the skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the brussels sprouts and onions become caramelized - about 15 minutes.