Just imagine enjoying a side dish of creamy cheesy bacon Brussels sprouts. This recipe is quick, easy, and delightful. Turn an everyday vegetable into something rich and indulgent with this one-pan recipe.
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Restaurant Style Side Dish at Home
This recipe is so easy to make. Simple ingredients help this dish come together in just minutes. The creamy garlic sauce will thicken and become an alfredo sauce.
Perfect for those dinner parties or a new side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. We all want lovely meals with our loved ones that are scrumptious, yet easy to make. No-stress recipe.
Uncomplicated recipe fancy enough for special occasions, but perfect for any weekday meal.
Finish This Recipe in the Oven
This one-pot side dish starts on the stove yet finished in the oven. It will free up 20 minutes of your time so you can get other things prepped for the meal or just take a break.
You might want to make extra because these will disappear quickly.
Part of a delicious and healthy meal.
Brussels sprouts are really like tiny cabbages. Therefore, if you enjoy eating cabbage as much as my family and I do, you will most likely love this side dish recipe.
Choosing the Best Brussels Sprouts for This Recipe
I like to find smaller sprouts as they are a bit more tender and sweeter than larger sprouts.
Often, if I am at a farmer’s market and see the larger sprouts, they often have discolored leaves or spots. This can mean a fungus is present or they are tough and overgrown.
Therefore, look for green firm small heads with tightly packed leaves. This will provide for the most tender and sweet sprout.
Trimming the Sprout
Look over each piece and trim off the stem so it is close to the head. Remove any leaves that look dried out. Cut in half or quarter the little gems.
I like to wash in running water using a larger screened strainer.
Tips to Making the Brussels Sprouts
Sprouts paired with bacon and cream is just a wonderful side dish. Find out how easy and delicious this recipe is.
Use a skillet that can be placed in the oven. Or if you want to be a bit fancy, this can be started in a skillet and finished in a nice baking dish for a pretty presentation.
Cut up the bacon pieces and fry until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
I like to use the bacon grease to cook the sprouts; however, some folks might prefer using olive oil for a lighter taste.
Add the cleaned, trimmed, and sliced sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until tender.
Add the bacon pieces back in.
Add the heavy cream and garlic powder or fresh garlic. Simmer 5 minutes.
Using the skillet or a pretty baking dish, top with parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Creamy Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- 4 Slices Bacon sliced in 1-inch pieces
- 2 Pounds Brussels Sprouts Trimmed, cleaned, and sliced in half
- 1 Clove Garlic or 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese Shredded
- Cut up the bacon pieces and fry until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
- I like to use the bacon grease to cook the sprouts; however, some folks might prefer using olive oil for a lighter taste.Add the cleaned, trimmed, and sliced sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until tender.
- Add the bacon pieces back in.
- Add the heavy cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Simmer 5 minutes.
- Using the skillet or a pretty baking dish, top with parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, until hot and bubbly.
- Serve as a delicious side dish.
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has worked in restaurants for many years. Her many crochet patterns and quilt patterns are enjoyed by many. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.