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The Best Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

I make this every year. It converted my whole family into loving brussels sprouts!

The Best Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

The Best Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

The Best Brussels Sprouts With Bacon


  1. 3 slices bacon, chopped
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  3. 1 shallot, chopped
  4. 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small spouts left whole, larger spouts halved
  5. Salt and pepper, to your taste
  6. 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, 1 turn. Add shallots to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add Brussels spouts and coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth.
  3. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender.
  4. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and top with cooked bacon bits.

Serves 4.

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