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Bacon-Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

I never thought I liked brussel sprouts until I was given this very old recipe. It's delicious and may just change your mind about Brussel sprouts! *It's not a good idea to add salt to this recipe, as the bacon and parmesan cheese are already salty enough. I've substituted broccoli and/or cauliflower for the sprouts and they are also delicious prepared in this way. The only change I make is that I generally use a microwave steamer to cook the broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • In the same skillet, saute Brussels sprouts and onion in reserved drippings until lightly browned. Add water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are heated through. Remove from the heat. Stir in bacon and sprinkle with cheese.

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  • dbcroff695
    May 25, 2015

    I have fresh brussel sprouts. Should I par-boil them first? Thanks!

  • sschwc
    Mar 30, 2014

    absolutely delicious!!

  • rodricat
    Oct 21, 2012