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Bacon-Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
I never thought I liked brussel sprouts until I was given this very old recipe. It's delicious and may just change your mind about Brussel sprouts! *It's not a good idea to add salt to this recipe, as the bacon and parmesan cheese are already salty enough. I've substituted broccoli and/or cauliflower for the sprouts and they are also delicious prepared in this way. The only change I make is that I generally use a microwave steamer to cook the broccoli and cauliflower.
Bacon-Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen Brussels sprouts, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. In the same skillet, saute Brussels sprouts and onion in reserved drippings until lightly browned. Add water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are heated through. Remove from the heat. Stir in bacon and sprinkle with cheese.

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