Fresh herbs, onion and bacon sauté alongside Brussels sprouts in this easy vegetable side dish recipe. This savory dish is delicious in the fall and winter months, when Brussels sprouts are in season. If you can find them still attached to the stalk, don't be intimidated--buy them, as they're likely more fresh. Recipe adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2009
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. If sprouts are very small, cut in half; otherwise cut into quarters. Cook the sprouts until barely tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until brown but not crisp, 3 to 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel. Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon bacon fat from the pan.

  • Add oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft but not browned, reducing the heat if necessary, about 4 minutes. Stir in thyme (or savory) sprigs, salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts, and cook, tossing or stirring occasionally, until tender and warmed through, about 3 minutes. Remove the herb sprigs. Add the bacon, thyme (or savory) leaves and lemon juice, if using, and toss.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, rinse with cold water; store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 2-3, 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

77.1 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 3.1g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 2.8mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 970.7IU 19% DV; vitamin c 78.1mg 130% DV; folate 77.2mcg 19% DV; calcium 49.5mg 5% DV; iron 1.6mg 9% DV; magnesium 27.5mg 10% DV; potassium 429.9mg 12% DV; sodium 302.6mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2017
I will definitely be making this again!! Simple and easy. My family loved it!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2017
This is my go-to Thanksgiving side. I make it every year. It's absolutely delicious. Also bonus you can make it ahead of time and it takes just a few minutes to finish on the stove. This is an Alice Waters recipe so you know it's great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2017
The only thing I did different was to steam my brussel sprouts rather than boil them. I also let them brown a little. This was a side dish for salmon and german potato salad. YUM! Everyone at the table loved this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2016
i didnt add herbs but added sliced button mushrooms -so yummy i used red onions sliced button mushrooms 2 cups br/sprouts and chopped bacon a little oil. boiled briefly brs/sprouts and added to other ingredients cooked for short time. yummy Pros: easy and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2014
I didn't add the seasonings but instead added brown sugar. Everyone raved about the dish. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2011
Wonderul flavor and texture Loved it! Made a half recipe as a practice run last night and served with a roasted chicken. Used Applewood bacon from BB which was not too greasy so I just left the drippings in the pan omitted the olive oil and used thyme for the herb and the lemon juice. Even my 11 mth old Zach ate it happily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
we loved it! made a practice run last night - omitted the salt - substituted turkey bacon and did not use bacon grease to cook in - used low-sodium fat-free chicken broth Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this for Thanksgiving to help my mother out and everyone loved it!!!! soo good!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
My family loved this recipes last Thanksgiving and requested it again this year! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe is the best I've ever had with Brussel Sprouts. It is to die for. I had it at a friends home for Thanksgiving. I am making it today for my family. I will always make this recipe for Thanksgiving. Thank you! Read More