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These bacon Brussels sprouts are an incredibly easy fall or winter side dish recipe with only two ingredients! Simple, quick, and delicious. 

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Recipe

This Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe is a super delicious 2-ingredient side dish that the whole family will love. It's easy and fast.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels sprouts and bacon recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 285kcal


  • 1/2 pound bacon cut into small pieces
  • 2 dozen Brussels sprouts trimmed & halved
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Fry the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crispy.
  • Take the bacon out of the pan (set aside until needed) and leave the grease in there.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan, stir them until they're nicely coated in the bacon grease, and cover the pan with a lid. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the bacon back into the pan. Cook, uncovered, for a few more minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are as tender and/or browned as you want. You can cover the pan again if you wish (especially if you want the Brussels to be super soft); just keep an eye on them so they don't scorch.
  • Season with salt & pepper if needed. Serve immediately. 


  • I used small to average size Brussels sprouts. If you use giant ones, cooking time will definitely need to increase.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 881IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg