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brussel sprouts

Kid-Approved Brussels Sprouts

Who knew that kids could like brussels sprouts?! Add a little bacon and watch everyone in the family clean their plates.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, canadian
Keyword bacon, brussels sprouts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 179kcal
Author Jen


  • 30 brussels sprouts we like to eat about 10 brussels sprouts each
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock or chicken stock or water
  • 1 tsp bacon fat or 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • To prepare the brussel sprouts
  • Cut the end off the brussels sprout.
  • Peel off any brown/rusty outer leaves. Cut the sprout in half, lengthwise
  • Slice the sprout into thin strips. The strips don’t need to be super thin
  • Add the olive oil and the bacon fat to a sauté pan. If you don’t have any bacon fat on hand, it’s time to use the strips of bacon. Chop four strips of bacon into 2 cm wide pieces and render down the bacon in the sauté pan. When the bacon is cooked, remove the bacon pieces from the pan, leaving the bacon fat in the pan
  • Now it’s time to add the chopped brussels sprouts to the pan. Toss the sprouts in the fat.
  • Sauté the brussels sprouts until they begin to softened…about 2-3 minutes. Add the stock to the pan, this will cool the pan and help deglaze the pan. Sauté the sprouts until the stock is absorbed and the sprouts are cooked through…about 5 minutes. We like our brussels sprouts to be a little bit browned, feel free to cook the sprouts to the doneness you like
  • If you are using bacon, return the bacon pieces into the pan and mix the crispy bacon through the sprouts. Remove from the heat and serve.


Nutrition Info is to be used as a rough guide only. Nutrition Info is based on the products I am using and you may not be using the same products/brands. Thus, the Nutrition Info may vary.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 3.1g | Calcium: 510mg | Iron: 0.4mg