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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Everything is better with bacon and these Brussels sprouts are no different. It's a quick and easy side dish that's perfect for the holidays.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 263kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • ½ lb bacon, cut into ½" pieces
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut the stems off the Brussels sprouts. In a food processor fitted with the slicing attachment, shred the Brussels sprouts. You might have to do it in batches depending on how large your food processor is. You can also thinly slice with a knife if you don't have one.
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 5-8 minutes. Remove bacon and add to paper towel-lined plate.
  • Reserve about ¼ cup bacon fat in skillet. Add Brussels sprouts and sauté for about 10 minutes or until your desired doneness. Remove from heat and add bacon. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Serve immediately.


  • Use a food processor with a slicing attachment to shave the Brussels sprouts quickly and safely.
  • If you don't want to cook the Brussels sprouts in bacon fat, use unsalted butter instead.
  • Add some sautéed shallots if you want additional flavor.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 63.5mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.8mg