Brussels Sprouts Casserole with Bacon

Brussels sprouts and bacon are a natural pairing in this easy low-carb dish. Extra-sharp Cheddar cheese adds a punch of flavor to the creamy base of this stove-to-oven casserole.

Brussels Sprout Casserole with Bacon
Photo: Brie Passano
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 3 slices bacon

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ cup reduced-fat milk

  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature

  • ¾ cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate, leaving the bacon fat in the pan. Crumble the bacon when cool enough to handle.

  3. Add oil, Brussels sprouts, onion, salt and pepper to the skillet and toss to coat. Transfer to the oven and roast, stirring once, until almost tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk milk and cream cheese together in a measuring cup until mostly smooth. Add Cheddar, garlic and cornstarch; stir until combined. Pour over the roasted vegetables and stir to coat. Cover and bake until the Brussels sprouts are tender and the sauce is hot and thickened, 15 minutes more. Stir and sprinkle with the reserved bacon before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
13g Fat
15g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Vitamin A 1198IU 24%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Potassium 558mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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