Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe {ONLY 124 CALORIES}

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are low calorie and easy to make! Plus they are packed with protein for a healthy side dish.

We used real bacon in this recipe, of course you can swap it out for turkey bacon. But we figured 2 slices divided between 4 people is reasonable. Plus real bacon really makes this Brussel sprout bacon recipe amazing!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These bacon Brussel sprouts make a wonderful side dish for weeknights, or even for holiday dinners!

It’s hard to turn your nose up to veggies when they have been cooked in bacon drippings (don’t worry just enough to omit the olive oil). What you’re left with is bacon infused Brussels sprouts and crispy bacon bites in a low calorie dish.

This Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is just 124 calories for 1 cup!

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon are quite the crowd pleaser, make them for your next holiday gathering.

In fact, we have a special Christmas version of these pan fried Brussel sprouts with bacon in my best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. Check out the red and green version in the cookbook below…

You’ll find everything you need to make a healthy recipe for pan fried Brussels sprouts with bacon below in the following sections.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Brussel Sprouts Bacon Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
  • Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Below, you will learn how to cook Brussel sprouts on the stove in the helpful “how to” guide. But before we get there, check out the handy shopping list in the next section.

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Ingredients for Brussel Sprouts Bacon Recipe

Cooking bacon and Brussel sprouts together is classic and delicious. In this recipe for Brussel sprouts with bacon we’ve cut the calories without sacrificing the flavor or texture.

We cut the amount of bacon in this stovetop Brussel sprouts down to just 2 slices. This will allow us to have all the wonderful bacon flavor, but helps us cut 100’s of calories.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

The ingredients are simple… and they should be. The classic flavor of sautéed Brussel sprouts with bacon don’t need anything fancy to be amazing!

Shopping List for Bacon Brussel Sprouts:

  • Bacon
  • Brussels sprouts 
  • Onion
  • Pepper

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon you want to make, and it will do all the math for you!

In the next section you will learn how we were able to cut calories just by changing the cooking method of these fried Brussel sprouts with bacon and onions.

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How to Cook Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

We used cooking methods to lower the calorie sin this Brussel sprout bacon recipe…

Instead of cooking both the bacon and Brussels sprouts together, we cook them separately. This way we can control how much bacon grease ends up in the dish once it’s served.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

This “how to guide” will help you make the best Brussel sprout recipe with bacon in a healthy new way.

How to Cook Brussel Sprouts on the Stove:

  1. In a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until desired crispness.
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 1/2 tablespoon of the fat from the pan.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts and onion to the pan over medium heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, mixing once or twice.
  4. Uncover the lid, mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the onions are browned and the Brussels sprouts tender.
  5. Crumble the cooked bacon over the top, and serve hot.

Now that you know how to cook Brussel sprouts with bacon, let’s move onto the sharable recipe card.

Special Tip: In the recipe card below you will find directions, measurements, nutrition and more for this Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipe.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

This recipe for pan roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon is just 124 calories per cup! Plus this sautéed Brussel sprouts bacon recipe is packed with protein and is easy to make.

In the next section you will find the nutrition for pan roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and onions. And further down more low calorie side dishes that are completely crave-worthy.

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

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These Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are only 124 calories and so easy to make!
You can find a similar recipe in the Holiday chapter of my best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. That recipe will celebrate the colors of Christmas with green Brussels sprouts and red bell pepper.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 124 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 30 brussels sprouts halved with outer leaves removed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until desired crispness.
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Drain all but 1/2 tablespoon of the fat from the pan.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts and onion to the pan over medium heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, mixing once or twice.
  • Uncover the lid, mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes until the onions are browned and the Brussels sprouts tender.
  • Crumble the cooked bacon over the top, and serve hot.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 15.7gProtein: 8.7gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 256mgPotassium: 649mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4.3gCalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
Keyword holiday, Side Dish
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Nutrition and Calories in Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Not all Brussels sprouts recipes bacon are low in calories and healthy. We were able to cut 100’s of calories with our helpful tips above.

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