Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
When we have company, these sprouts are my go-to side dish because they look and taste fantastic. Fancy them up a notch with pancetta instead of bacon. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Garlic Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh Brussels sprouts (about 10 cups)
  • 8 bacon strips, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Trim Brussels sprouts. Cut sprouts lengthwise in half; cut crosswise into thin slices. In a 6-qt. Dutch oven or stockpot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts to bacon drippings; cook and stir until sprouts begin to brown lightly, 4-6 minutes. Stir in broth, salt and pepper; cook, covered, until Brussels sprouts are tender, 4-6 minutes longer. Stir in bacon mixture.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 109 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.