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Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

So, maybe you are a Brussels Sprouts hater, well then THIS simple, 3 ingredient recipe (by Serena @ Teaspoon of Spice) is sure to convert you into a BS lover!

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

The older I get, the more important birthdays seem to get. Not mine per say, but, those I hold near and dear. I mean, if not for your birthday, then my life would be a bit poorer for not knowing you. So, let’s break out the beets and bacon and bubbly and have a month long celebration I say – wouldn’t you agree?

Well, June happens to be The Recipe Redux’s birthday month, and while I don’t have the beets and bubbly today – I am breaking out the bacon – in a big way! I have immensely enjoyed being a member of The Recipe Redux over these past two years, and, growing from the challenges they have sent my way.

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

And, in true Recipe Redux form, for their birthday month, the Recipe Redux challenged their members to “Celebrate a ReDuxer” – to pick a fellow ReDuxer and “redux” one of their recipes!

So, I figured I would pick one of the founders of the Recipe Redux, Serena Ball (one of two dieticians who run Teaspoon of Spice), to celebrate here in this little space of mine.

Recently, my teen daughter seems to be going through a tastebud overhaul. While she used to love roasted Brussels Sprouts, recently, she has started to turn her nose up at them – literally! So, when I visited Teaspoon of Spice and stumbled on Serena’s recipe for Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts, I figured even if my daughter didn’t like it, I’d feast on it because b.a.c.o.n.

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

I very slightly adapted Serena’s recipe, reducing the quantity of each ingredient, omitting the balsamic vinegar, and topping the finished dish with pistachios, cilantro, and red pepper flakes. And, wouldn’t you know it, my daughter polished off her bowl – declaring this wasn’t a side to dinner but the main entrée!

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts #TheRecipeRedux

Bacon Braised Brussels Sprouts

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Shashi
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts are a popular combo, but Brussels Sprouts get an upgrade in this simple, 3-ingredient recipe that uses bacon flavored broth to "quick-steam" the Brussels Sprouts in - resulting in a truly delicious dish!


  • 3/4 lb Brussels Sprouts sliced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 slices of bacon
  • Optional Toppings: pistachios cilantro and red pepper flakes


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet till done
  • Then remove bacon and set aside on paper towels
  • Use a couple of paper towels to sop up a bit of the bacon fat
  • Then add sliced Brussels Sprouts into skillet and cook till they begin to caramelize some
  • Then add in the chicken broth and cover and let Brussels Sprouts "steam" for 3 minutes
  • Then remove cover, stir a bit and let Brussels Sprouts cook till broth is cooked off
  • Top with ripped up bacon pieces
  • Also, if so desired, top with pistachios, cilantro and red pepper flakes
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  1. This looks so easy and amazing! I love the idea of putting cilantro in it, because I would put cilantro on literally everything haha. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m glad your daughter is now back on track with brussels sprouts!

  2. Yum! I’m always looking for new ways to do Brussels sprouts!

  3. I must try this with pistachios!

  4. Farrah says:

    Yay for brussels sprouts! I love that this only takes 3 ingredients!? Simple recipes are my jam! 😛 I’m definitely going to have to try this out! :] Those topping options sound amazing!

  5. Taylor Kiser says:

    Love everything about these Brussels sprouts!! They are the perfect side dish!

  6. Well brussels sprouts 😉 The best! Had some today 😉

  7. I’m a sucker for anything with bacon and these brussels, well that is perfecto Shasi! Plus, I think the chopped pistachios is a great topping. 🙂

  8. Well happy birthday to the Recipe Redux! I’m thinking there isn’t a better way to celebrate than with bacon… and maybe some ice cream, popsicles and a cocktail or too. 😉 Brussels sprouts and bacon go together better than peanut butter and jelly, so I’m salivating over these!! I could devour a few bowls of these bacon-y sprouts and totally call it dinner! SO YUM! Cheers, Shashi!! xoxo

  9. I LOVE brussels, definitely not a hater here and there isn’t any better combination than brussels + bacon out there!

  10. You don’t have to convince me to eat my brussels… especially with bacon! I love your adds.

    Funny about your daughter; I did the same thing as a kid. I read once that your taste buds change every 7 years, and it was definitely true for me. I didn’t eat seafood until my late 20s.

  11. Tell your daughter to shape up! Roasted Brussels sprouts are amazing! OK, all of us have taste changes, so it’s normal. But bacon is a great way to overcome anything! Good stuff — thanks.

  12. Tara @ Sweat like a Pig says:

    I usually do my bacon brussels sprouts in the oven, so I’m going to give this a shot as it sounds easier!

  13. Melanie says:

    It’s hard to go wrong when you add a little bacon! This recipe is one I need to try stat!

  14. Kelly // The Pretty Bee says:

    These look so tasty! My son loves brussels sprouts, I will have to try this recipe!

  15. This looks delicious!! I love the combination of brussels sprouts and bacon 🙂

  16. This sounds amazing, Shashi! I love roasted Brussels, and the addition of pistachios in here is super fun. Look at your adapting your ways for lil Shashi. 🙂 She sure is lucky to have you around. Tell her this beats dorm food any day of the year…so she better pack some pots and pans with her. Haha!