Homemade Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Olive Oil

Homemade Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Olive Oil

Dec 08, 2023

Add a burst of festive flavour to your table with this Quick Christmas recipe for Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Olive Oil! In just one pan, sizzle up a mouthwatering side dish that pairs perfectly with the holiday feast. Easy, flavourful, and ready in minutes—bring the taste of the season to your table.


  • 450g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: grated Parmesan cheese for garnish


  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until it turns crispy and releases its fat, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the cooked bacon from the pan and set it aside, leaving the bacon fat in the pan.

  2. In the same pan with the bacon fat, add the olive oil and heat it over medium-high heat.

  3. Add the halved Brussels sprouts to the pan, placing them cut-side down to ensure even browning. Let them cook without stirring for about 4-5 minutes until they start to caramelise and turn golden brown.

  4. Stir the Brussels sprouts occasionally to allow them to cook evenly. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until they are tender but still have a slight bite.

  5. Once the Brussels sprouts are cooked to your liking, season them with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Add the cooked bacon back into the pan with the Brussels sprouts and toss everything together to combine.

  7. Optional: Before serving, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the sautéed Brussels sprouts for an extra savoury touch.

  8. Serve the sautéed Brussels sprouts with bacon and enjoy this flavourful and easy-to-make dish!

This one-pan recipe ensures minimal cleanup and maximum flavour for a delightful side dish that pairs perfectly with any meal.

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