Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

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Bacon lends a wonderful salty flavor while balsamic vinegar adds a hint of spicy tang. Who knew Brussels sprouts could taste so good? Paula Young -Tiffin, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 bacon strips
  • 1-1/4 pounds fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed, quartered
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 90 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, saute Brussels sprouts and onion in reserved drippings until crisp-tender. Add the water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender. Stir in bacon and vinegar. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p43

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Puckmm68 User ID: 6902953 141928
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"Prepared these for dinner tonight . Very good . So nice to have a new way to serve brussel sprouts. Quick easy and tasty ."

Realtytrainer User ID: 2723253 141927
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"I served this at Thanksgiving and it was perfect. Great Flavor and my family all took 2nd helpings. My mother in-law loved it! Now that's something to brag about!"

Val_from_Somers_NY User ID: 891543 174668
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2009

"OK....what am I doing wrong?! Add the water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. As soon as you add the 2 tablespoons of water, it all goes up in steam and there's not enough liquid to bring to a boil. Wouldn't a 1/4 cup of water be better? That's what I used and it came out alright."

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