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Company Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Company Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Want to serve an extra-special vegetable side dish? This tempting recipe might just do the trick. The combination of flavorful ingredients dresses up ordinary brussels sprouts. Enjoy! — Donald Roberts, Amherst, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 12 brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 10 pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch salt


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  • 2. Add remaining ingredients to the drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes or until brussels sprouts are crisp-tender. Sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 576mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Company Brussels Sprouts

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JeepChickZhills User ID: 3627726 240332
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"I came across this recipe many years ago & now it's on the menu every Thanksgiving or Christmas (or both)! The green olives do add a pizazz to the dish. Remember, because of the bacon & the olives, go easy on the salt. I've converted non-Brussel sprout eaters into believers after trying this recipe. Enjoy!"

bradel User ID: 6466677 1582
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This is a good recipe. My family loves this vegetable and this was a nice variation."

Kanangra User ID: 6336284 459
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"My sister gave me this recipe quite a while ago and asked me to make it for Thanksgiving. Grudgingly, I did it, because I am not a fan of brussel sprouts. Well, that sure changed. This recipe marries such great flavors and every year, I am specifically asked to bring this dish. Now I make it for other occasions, and it is a hit."

cgetman User ID: 1466583 2240
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I modified the recipe by parboiling the brussels sprouts and carrots along with the salt and Mrs. Dash and used bacon bits. The dish was very tasty and I will definitely make it again."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.