These pan fried Brussel sprouts and bacon make for a quick low carb side dish. With just 5 net carbs per serving, these are perfect served alongside a steak or some grilled chicken. Plus, adding bacon is the easiest way to get my family to eat their veggies!
Would you believe that I was a full grown woman before I ever even looked a Brussels sprout in the face.
Not that they have faces.
But, you know what I mean.My parents knew better, because I’m sorry, but no. I was a picky child and there was no way I was going to eat a weird tiny little cabbage like vegetable.
I grew up though and now I make my kids eat all kinds of weird things.
Circle of life and all that.
They don’t always enjoy it and they often even complain about it, but as time goes on, they’ve gotten used to trying new things. They surprise themselves (and me!) by liking new to them veggies pretty regularly.
This Brussel sprouts with bacon recipe is a great way to introduce sprouts to kids. I mean, bacon. It’s basically the best way to introduce any new vegetable, if you ask me.
How to cook Brussel sprouts:
There are a few different methods for cooking Brussels sprouts, like boiling, steaming, roasting, and pan-frying.
Boiled Brussels sprouts are super quick – just toss them in a pot of boiling water for 5 minutes. That’s really not my favorite method, though. And, honestly, it’s kind of how Brussels sprouts got such a bad rep, if you ask me. I don’t recommend you do this.
Roasting Brussel sprouts brings out so much flavor and, like most vegetables, it just makes them taste way better. Roasting is magic and it’s my go-to method most of the time. Try my Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – they’re amazing!
Today, though, I’m going to show you how to make sauteed Brussel sprouts.
This recipe starts with some chopped raw bacon. Fry the bacon until it starts to become crisp and then toss in halved Brussels sprouts. Keep cooking, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until the sprouts are as tender as you like.
Pan frying brussel sprouts is super easy and doesn’t take long at all!
The crispy bottoms are the best part!
How many carbs in Brussels sprouts?
There are about 4 net carbs per 5 Brussels sprouts, which makes them a great choice for a low carb side dish.
I cut my sprouts in half for this recipe, which will yield a nice serving size that will fill you up and leave you satisfied.
I season the Brussel sprouts and bacon very simply, with some minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
These keto Brussel sprouts are beyond easy to make and need just a few ingredients to take them from bland to fabulous. You’re going to love this low carb side dish!
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- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, halved
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook until nearly crisp, stirring often.
- Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until sprouts are cooked to your liking.
- Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to the pan and cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly.
- Serve immediately.
Sprinkle a bit of red pepper flakes on top for a little kick, if you'd like.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 579mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
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