Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 turn of the pan
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, small sprouts left whole, larger sprouts halved
  • Salt and pepper, to your taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
Directions

Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, 1 turn. Add shallots to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and coat in oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes, until tender. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish with a slotted spoon and top with cooked bacon bits.


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This is the bomb!  My son disliked sprouts until I made them this way!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gave this a try based on the 5-star rating and I must say...disappointed. The dish was a bit bland and the sprouts boring, like the frozen sprouts we grew up eating and hated.  Yes, everything tastes better with bacon but I will stick with roasting the sprouts from now on.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even the haters loved these! I used chicken stock instead of broth, which gave it an amazing flavor. Simple recipe. Keeper for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
absolutely wonderful! Everyone loved it, even the people whom have never had brussel sprouts. No left over at all. Great Hit item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best sprouts ever, my guests cleaned them up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a hit at Thanksgiving. Had to use onion instead of shallot but the flavors were still amazing. Perfectly tender. Even my son ate them and said they were so good and he is still trying to convince me that pizza is a vegetable! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delish! I took the advice of some others and added some white wine...but I also mixed in 2tbsp of water with a 1 tbsp of corn starch to thicken it up a bit. I used diced onion, since I did not have shallots on hand. Was a big hit in my house! Will certainly make again!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish won my family over to loving and eating Brussels Sprouts! It is now a frequent request for Sprouts with dinner...still can't believe my ears every time it happens. Great recipe and very simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Steamed brussel sprouts are sort of bland, but roasted are sometimes too hard. This method of simmering in chicken broth is a fabulous idea. I cook my cabbage in broth, but I never thought to do my brussel sprouts this way. Simple and tasty...and now my teenage daughter is eating her brussel sprouts too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is great. But I have to agree with everyone that thinks putting all the recipes on the same page instead of in categories like before is a bummer. Go back to the other forum that directed us to what we want. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bacon... Need I say more! Easy and delicious. Made as a side for Thanksgiving, and even family members who didn't like Brussels sprouts loved them. Prepped day before and finished steaming just before dinner to finish cooking, then combined the ingredients for an easy last minute side. Will definitely make these as a regular winter side dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! And could not be easier. Was a hit with all as a Thanksgiving side. For some reason could not find the shallots, so subbed chopped red onion and was just fine. Cross your fingers that you get mild tasting brussels sprouts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It had a wonderful flavor but needed something my cousin and I decided to add some celery salt and it brought together all the flavors and turned a good dish into a family favorite item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have enough shallots, so i added 2 handfuls of chopped leeks. I also had only big, tough sprouts, so i chopped them much more finely, and also added white wine to the pan. Fantastic! It was so satisfying to watch my parents, who both declared earlier in the day, "we don't eat that kind of thing", polish off a pound of them each. I usually like the leftovers on a grilled cheese the next day, but there are none. I'll have to double the recipe next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
first time ever for my family to eat brussel sprouts. My son eyed the dish and said "it looks good but they have bad repuation" he went back for 2nd's, 3rd's and 4th's. then asked if I would make some more.! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe!! I never had brussel sprouts before this! I only added a couple things after making them once. I added butter after all ingredients were simmering and i also added hot pepper flakes. Both made this side dish one of our favorites! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!!!! I absolutely looove the bacon flavor with the brussel sprouts! A recipe keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a keeper. I made them to accompany scalloped potatoes and a marinated pork loin, and dinner was definitely a hit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Did not have shallots, so I used diced onion. Will be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it. I didnt have shallots so I used chopped onion, I also used turkey bacon instead of pork bacon. I seasoned with light amount of garlic powder, a pinch of cayenne pepper,and a little minced garlic. I also added sliced almonds. This is the first time in my life that I ever loved brussel sprouts. I always hated them. Awesome recipe. I had this with a white wine blackened mahi. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night, didn't have the shallots, used onion instead. They were delicious! Had Salmon and rice also....great combination. The family loved it them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick and easy vegetable side dish. I used half of a red onion finely diced instead of shallot and added a tablespoon of red wine vinegar at the end. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was out of shallots so I used scallions. Turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use to hate Brussels Sprouts as the only ones I ever had were in a Army mess hall boiled in a hotel pan in the oven with just water. Bitter and foul tasting. This was truly delicious and will make again and again when fresh Brussels Sprouts are in season. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was okay. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and in place of a recipe that's a little more complex that I usually make, hoping that it would be a good substitute. I will go back to my original recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious! I followed the directions to the letter and could not be happier. We will make this as a side for Thanksgiving. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best and easiest way to make Brussels sprouts ! Left out the 3 EVOO but used all of the bacon fat-- 1 cup of chi buillion instead of stock -- very Tasty and tender" item not reviewed by moderator and published
We thought this was a good addition to our Brussels sprouts recipes. Very easy, low fat (did not add the additional butter and drained most of the bacon fat and like the addition of the bacon topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple to prepare and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy! My 2 year old even likes them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank you! My 5 year old now loves brussels sprouts. These are amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I have only tried brussel sprouts one time when my fiance cooked it and I wasn't impressed (he just boiled them with salt. They weren't bad but desperately needed some flavor! I found this recipe and we both loved it! I used turkey bacon and reduced-sodium chicken broth and it still came out delicious! I cooked it longer than the 10 min only because the sprouts were larger and we prefer it softer. We've made this several times already! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I agree with another reviewer that 10 minutes could be too long, at least it would have been for the size of my sprouts. The shallots crisped up in the oil to smell and taste like those crispy french onion bits people always use for casseroles, and the flavor of everything together was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really tasty, but I would recommend a few tweaks: don't season the dish until the very end because, depending on the saltiness of the bacon &/or the stock, it could end up too salty; and I personally think 10mins cooking in the broth is too much - the sprouts began to lose their colour and run the risk of becoming bitter, so 6-8mins should suffice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, I saw 154 reviews on this recipe and I thought "Yeah, whatever -- glitch", but they are SO deserved. I made this last night, and it was so good, I want to make it again tonight... and feed it to my 3yr old. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everybody who has tried these at my house LOVES them! OUTSTANDING! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not eat brussels sprouts at all until I tried this and now I eat them all the time. I think its cooking them in chicken broth takes the bitterness out of them. anyway thanks Rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and delicious. I didn't have chicken broth on hand so I substituted apple juice and it was sooo good. The apple juice nicely complements the bacon and shallot and the brussel sprouts were very tender. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is absolutely awesome- my family hates vegetables but after tasting this- they love brussels sprouts!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy, and Yum! Very good. I used chives in the biscuit mix instead of the parsley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, easy, easy. TASTY, TASTY, TASTY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! So much better than the ripe smelling, over-cooked stuffed that is served by most families where I live. I was making meatloaf and only had beef stock so that is what I used. My hubby loved these. He even asked if I had to boil them first since they were crisp tender. He loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMM!!! DISCLAIMER: I'm obsessed with brussel sprouts. But I normally just saute them, but I have to say cooking them in the chicken broth with such a lovely change. The way they absorb the flavor was really delicous. The recipe is super easy and the flavor is so wonderful. We served it at a dinner party and everyone thought they were fantastic. This will now be a regular in my veggie rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! We love this recipe! My kids were dreading dinner when they realized that it included brussel sprouts. . .until they tasted them! Loved them - no leftovers! My son even reminded me to buy more brussel sprouts when we went grocery shopping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too good for words. I dare anyone to say that they don't like brussels sprouts after tasting this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe. My friends loved it. I cooked the shallots separately to prevent them from getting burnt. I cooked the brussels sprouts for about 15 min with the cover on and then added the cooked bacon and shallots towards the end of the cooking time. Cooking time really depends on how big your brussels sprouts are. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these today with our New Year's dinner -- they were especially for my husband who adores brussels sprouts. He was blown away -- couldn't stop talking about how great they were. I don't think he has ever complimented anything as much! Both our daughter and I dislike brussels sprouts, but we were also won over by this recipe. Thank you Rachel for a great new side dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't like Brussels Sprouts? Have a family member or dinner party guest who THINKS they don't like Brussels Sprouts? Serve these and you will change their minds forever! Great recipe--THANK YOU RACHAEL! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to double the batch so that I can get a serving for myself. My children, who are not even veggie lovers, love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay. Any vegetable recipe that starts with, "cook 3 stips of bacon" is going to get a chance at our house. I'd only had Brussel sprouts once before and the main thing I liked about them was the Hollendaise sauce. This was truly delightful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed exactly. Even non-sprout fans were impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't care for brussels sprouts, but my husband likes them so I prepared them using this recipe. Wow, was I surprised! The bacon, shallots and bouillon combined making a very delicious side dish...a real hit at my Christmas table! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice! I used spanish onion and garlic instead of shallot. I thought the finished product was just a bit sweet from the onion, so, at the table I added a sprinkle of some really good balsamic. Wow!! Will definitely make this again. Just watch the cook time - shorter might be better to keep your sprouts firm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These brussels sprouts were very easy and very popular at Thanksgiving. I even used frozen brussels sprouts because they were on sale, and everything turned out great. The bacon gave them great flavor. Excellent dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never thought I would say this but, YUM-OOO!! I had some left over brussels sprouts that I experimented roasted with but it came out so-so. Try this recipe! It was delish. I used a yellow onion instead of a shallot and used left over maple bacon : Will definitely use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious, the brussel sprouts cook perfectly and delicious with the shallot, plus the bacon crunch and flavor makes it even better item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never had Brussels Sprouts before. I thought I would make the Lemon Sage Chicken recipe in this month's issue of Food Network Magazine and needed a side to go with it. I thought about trying Brussels Sprouts and went on FoodnetworkDOTcom, typed in Brussels Sprouts and found this recipe! It was the perfect side dish and they were DELICIOUS!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect way to cook brussels sprouts! I made this for Thanksgiving but it's a great side dish any time of the year. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super dish. Made this for Thanksgiving. I undercooked them as I made them early in the day. When I reheated them as the main course was resting, I added a touch of the left over stock. Excellent! Will become a standard and not just a holiday side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
winner. i like brussel sprouts, but wanted to make them in a way that others would also like them and we all loved these, even the 7 year old. very easy and super good. i never buy shallots for some reason, i just substituted some chopped onion and garlic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and super delicious! i used just 2 pieces of bacon and about 1/3 of a vidalia onion. my 6.5 year old also liked these, which was a huge surprise. don't save this recipe for the holidays, it is fast and easy enough for an everyday veggie side. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were beyond awesome! Soooo tasty! My 6 year old hates vegetables with a passion and even she agreed that these were so good (I think the bacon helped, but she ate them all up! I will definitely use more brussel sprouts next time, because we all wanted more! Will be making again for Thanksgiving! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The boyfriend who doesn't like brussel sprouts thought this was delicious. I'll definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! Another good way to cook sprouts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe for one of the only two ways I like my sprouts. I either oven roast them until they are crispy and salty, or, I use this recipe for a little more softened version. Either way is excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wasn't a big fan of these, but then again, I'm not big on bacon. My hubby enjoyed them, but hasn't asked for them since. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar and/or red pepper flakes. Very tasty. Can pre steam if you are afraid of not cooking through. Chris Collins Sunset Beach, NC item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also didn't have shallots so I substituted with half a sweet onion, added a little more bacon (I like bacon! and it turned out fantastic. I really enjoyed this dish. My first try at brussel sprouts, will be making again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I dont even like brussel sprouts, but this was wonderful. I didnt have shallots, so I subbed garlic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe for those afraid of the notorious brussel sprout taste! I used onions and Cerrano Ham instead of shallots and bacon. My mother, who abhors brussel sprouts, throughly enjoyed them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really don't like brussel sprouts, but this recipe was tasty. I used onions instead of shallots, because that's what I had around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making this recipe too for several years and make them every Thanksgiving and Christmas. My husband loves them. The shallots add delicious flavor. These beat out mom's frozen brussels sprouts that smell like rotten eggs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummo! My sister made these as a side for Thanksgiving this year and they were a hit. I now know a different side to make aside from the usuals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has been THE dish I have to make for our Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dinners since I first made it several years ago. I make the recipe exactly as is but add some shredded cheddar at the end. It is fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and flavorful and had beautiful color. I didn't even use the shallots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this on Thursday evening for couple friends. We all agreed it was just great. Very easy to make. I pre cooked in microwave for 3 or 4 mins the sprouts as I was afraid they would not cook enough in the pan. Will make this one again and again. Thanks a lot, Sunny item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are easy to make and SO very delicious. My daughter loves them and she hates all vegetables. That says a lot! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe once to take to my huge family gathering and everyone was telling me how delicious it was and now i have to bring it for every holiday occasion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty because of the bacon but I still wasn't thrilled...Not a huge brussel sprout fan... item not reviewed by moderator and published
For someone who doesn't really like brussel sprouts, I was pleasantlly surprised at how delicious they were. My husband loved them too and went back for seconds. I didn't have shallots so I used green onions....Delish!!! Thanks, Rachel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hubby has never liked brussel sprouts; my son-in-law loves them. I made these sprouts--his favorite vegetable--for my son-in-law, and my husband tried one, then another, then a spoonful, then seconds, then "let's have these again sometime!" Enough said. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe was simple and declicious. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always passed on brussel sprouts but decided to try this recipe as it looked so inviting when Rachel made it on TV. This was fantastic. I really enjoyed eating vegetables!!! This was the beginning of my trying different vegetables . Thanks Rachel you have gotten me interested in new vegetables which is a much healthier way to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These brussels sprouts were amazing. I think that you could feed these to your kids and they would not even know that they were not supposed to like them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night to go along with some filet mignon. These were outstainding. Made for a very quick week night meal. SImple and flavorful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was great. These brussel sprouts were fabulous. We love brussel sprouts, but even if they aren't your favorite you will enjoy these. The chicken broth gives these a really nice flavor as does the bacon. I did not have shallots so I used an onion. We really loved it. This one is definately a keeper. I would serve this to company it was so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fantastic. Excellent flavor and texture. Just pay attention to the cooking time as to not make them mushy. I get rave reviews each time I prepare this recipe. I do add a little Lawry's season salt to mine for a little more spice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves brussels sprouts but I am not such a fan. I thought I would try this recipe for Christmas dinner to surprise him and even I liked it. I didn't have any shallots so I used three green onions instead and added some fresh buttom mushrooms I wanted to use up. I used frozen sprouts and let them defrost before making the dish. There was none of the bitter taste I associate with brussels sprouts. I will definitely make this dish again...and I think it serves more than four. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was quick, easy, and so tasty. We had it as part of our Christmas menu. Although most of us had never had brussel sprouts, this was a huge hit with the whole family and I would definitely make it again. The only change I made was to use an onion rather than a shallot. Thanks, Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight for a lazy cold Sunday dinner and after reading the reviews I have to agree with the reviewers..It was simple and delicious.. I used frozen petite brussel sprouts and brought it room temp. b4 following the recipe. I was afraid that without the cheese it would be blah but it wasnt.. I'm not a Rachael fan but this was a great recipe and I always keep an open mind...MERRYCHRISTMAS, FOODIES!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this on thanksgiving and it was very greasy and strong smell, no body liked it i do not recommend it roasting brussel sprouts is much better item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge hit on Thanksgiving! Forgot to buy the bacon, but used Canadian Bacon instead, still worked great and didn't have to cook it, just sauteed with the onions. Pancetta would be great with it, too. People were a little iffy when Brussels Sprouts were replacing green beans, but after everyone requested seconds, they were raving about how great they turned out. Redefined Brussels Sprouts. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last year and I've already been requested to make them on other occassions. It's now a staple on our Turkey Day menu. Very easy and the taste is awesome! Even those who do not like brussel spouts like these. That's impressive! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish last Thanksgiving and since then, I have been asked many times to bring this dish to family gatherings. There were many people who did not like brussel sprouts and also those who would never try them who raved about the wonderful taste. Rachael, you are my hero! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My cousin referred me to this recipe and it was an instant hit with the whole family. I already liked brussel sprouts before but this recipe makes them quite tasty and takes the edge off the bitterness that sprouts always have which is why it's not liked in general. I've been using this recipe often. I've even used short cuts like using Hormel precooked Real Bacon Bits (picnic bacon) instead of the usual fried breakfast bacon so time to prep is even faster. I also use red onions instead of shallots and it works great too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious. I also threw in some garlic and thyme. It came out wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like brussel sprouts but I am always looking for a new recipe. This is the best recipe for brussel sprouts that I have ever made. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Okay, this was really good. But, add bacon to anything and it will taste good. I cooked this according to the recipe but substituted a pressure cooker for the last step, taking about 7 minutes off the cooking time and ensuring my overly large sprouts were tender. Next time, I will wipe the skillet clean of the bacon grease, and add more olive oil to make the dish healthier. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually dont like brussels sprouts these were AMAZING item not reviewed by moderator and published

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