Bacon and Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter. This is an incredibly quick and easy recipe, and the flavors are out of this world! Very flexible too so you can add extras or keep as it is.
Bacon and Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Servings: 4
  • 1 lb or 500 g Brussels sprouts halved lengthwise
  • 4 - 5 rashers of bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts or pine nuts optional
  1. Prepare the sprouts by removing and old outer leaves and slice the old bit off the bottom at the stem. Then halve, lengthways. (like the photo)
  2. In a saucepan , boil the sprouts until almost cooked, to your liking. Some prefer well cooked, some prefer a crunch. Test by inserting a knife and see if it is soft enough for you. Drain and set aside. (Note: if you are adding the cream cheese suggestion, reserve a couple of tablespoons of the sprouts water to add when you add the cream cheese to 'loosen up' the sauce at the end).
  3. In a pan large enough to fit all the sprouts, add the chopped bacon. No need for oil as the fat from the bacon will be enough. Fry until cooked, or crispy, to your liking.
  4. Add the sprouts to the bacon along with the butter and garlic, over a medium heat, tossing so everything is nicely combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper then serve with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you wish!
Recipe Notes

!NOTE: These will keep warm in the oven on low, simply cover with foil until ready to serve.
!TOP TIPS! Some other ways to change this recipe up :
!add some roughly chopped walnuts or pine nuts at the same time you add the sprouts
!sprinkle some grated cheese and or breadcrumbs over the top and place under the grill / broiler until golden and melted
!add some onion with the bacon
!Add a couple of tablespoons of Cream Cheese at the end and stir through. (this is REALLY tasty!)