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A pan with brussels sprouts with bacon and parmesan
Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan, a quick and easy way of cooking brussels sprouts in under 10 minutes. No more boring brussels sprouts, this is a delicious side dish, perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner menu.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving side dishes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 450 g brussels sprouts (1 lb)
  • 85 g bacon lardons (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  1. Wash the brussels sprouts and cut them in half.

  2. In a pan, add the bacon lardons and fry until brown.

  3. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  4. In the same pan, add the oil and brussels sprouts and leave to cook for 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan now and then.

  5. Add the garlic and half of the water, place a lid on and leave to cook on a medium heat until the water evaporates, that should take 1-2 minutes.

  6. If the brussels sprouts are not tender enough at this point, add the remaining water, and cook again with the lid on; once the vater evaporates, the sprouts are tender, and slightly caramelised on the edges.

  7. Add the cooked bacon, and parmesan, and remove from the heat.

Nutrition Facts
Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 419mg17%
Potassium 959mg27%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1740IU35%
Vitamin C 192mg233%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.