These pan fried Brussel sprouts are cooked with bacon 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.
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.
These Brussel sprouts with bacon are 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.
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.
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!
There are minimal carbs in Brussel sprouts, which makes them great for a keto diet!
There are about 4 net carbs per 5 Brussels sprouts.
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!
I love the way these pan fried Brussel sprouts get crispy on the bottoms. So tasty!
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
These Brussel sprouts with bacon are pan fried for a quick low carb side dish. Bacon makes everything better - especially Brussels sprouts!
Per serving: 103 calories, 6g fat, 9g carbs, 4g fiber = 5g net carbs
- 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.