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Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Garlic parmesan Brussels sprouts in baking dish.

Bacon, parmesan, garlic, and Brussels sprouts make for a tasty side dish that will have you licking the plate. The sauce is rich and creamy and the Brussels sprouts are cooked to perfection.

Bacon, parmesan, garlic, and Brussels sprouts make for a tasty side dish that will have you licking the plate. The sauce is rich and creamy and the Brussels sprouts are cooked to perfection.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large, deep, oven-safe skillet over medium heat and fry, stirring often, until bacon is crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the skillet.
  3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the Brussels sprouts and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  5. Add the chicken stock to the pan and cover the pan. Cook over low heat for 8 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are tender.
  6. Remove the lid from the pan and add the heavy cream, Parmesan, and salt to the pan. Stir well to combine. 
  7. Let cook over low heat, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.
  8. Stir the bacon back into the pot and sprinkle with red pepper flakes before serving.

Notes

The red pepper flakes add just a touch of spice to balance out the creamy sauce, but you can skip them if you prefer.

Swap in Gruyere, swiss, or or mozzarella for the Parmesan if you'd like a different flavor.

Increase the servings to 6 and the carbs reduce down to 5g per serving. The serving is smaller, but these are pretty rich and satisfying thanks to that cream sauce.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 1132mgCarbohydrates: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 18g

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