Bacon-Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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6-8 servings SERVINGS


  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved, or quartered if large
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it begins to release its fat, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the shallot, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Drain off all the fat.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the boiling water, and blanch until tender, 4 to 7 minutes (don't overcook).
  • Drain well, and add to the skillet.
  • Cook over medium heat, gently tossing the Brussels sprouts with the bacon and shallot, about 2 minutes.
  • Season with pepper, and serve.
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