Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

The days of boiled Brussels Sprouts are dead.



Ready In:

10 mins prep
25-30 mins to cook



Good For:

Side DIsh


About this Recipe

This delicious side dish 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.


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


  • You can substitute coconut oil for EVOO, if you like.
  • If you don’t have an oven safe skillet, you can always pan fry the Brussels Sprouts after you’ve cooked the bacon.


  • Fat 65% 65%
  • Carbs 23% 23%
  • Protein 11% 11%

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2:

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat, turning to ensure it is cooked evenly on both sides. Cover pan with a splatter guard while cooking, if desired.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

After skillet has cooled slightly, carefully drain the excess bacon fat into an empty can or other heat-safe container. If any fat drips down the side of the skillet, be sure to wipe it off with a damp dish cloth before putting it back on the burner.

Step 5:

In a large bowl, combine Brussels sprouts and olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Step 6:

Heat skillet over medium-high heat and add Brussels sprouts and cook for several minutes until they begin to turn brown. Add the crumbled bacon to the skillet and place in the pre-heated oven. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the sprouts turn a rich, caramelized color.

Step 7:

Remove skillet from oven and serve immediately.

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