Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These Brussels sprouts are delicious and easy and you can use turkey bacon instead if you want to keep it a little on the lean side.


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth


Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.

Add EVOO to the pan, about one turn of the pan. Add shallots to the pan and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add Brussels spouts and coat in EVOO. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften, then add broth. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and top with cooked bacon bits.

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