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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

This recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds makes a delicious side dish

Cooking the sprouts in chicken broth takes away the bitterness that these Brussels sprouts sometimes have.

Bacon adds a nice flavor to the dish and almonds give some texture that many vegetable dishes lack. 

Brussels sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

Printable Recipe:  Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

First cook your bacon.  I like to bake my bacon.  It gets most of the grease out and is so easy to do.

Bacon ready to bake in the oven

First cook your bacon.  I like to bake my bacon.  It gets most of the grease out and is so easy to do.

Baked baconPlace the bacon on paper towels.  This photo shows just how little grease is left after baking it in the oven. 

I just took it out and took the photo.

Toasted almondsPlace the slivered almonds in a pan over medium heat and toast just until you start to smell them. minutes.

saute the spring onions

Saute the spring onions in olive oil for a few minutes.

brussels sprouts in chicken broth.

Add the chicken broth and cook for about 10 minutes.

Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds.Top with the crumbled bacon and toasted almonds. Serve immediately.

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Yield: 4 servings

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Add a ton of flavor to your Brussels sprouts by cooking them with almonds and bacon.

Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Spring onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed (the large ones should be cut in half.)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Cook the bacon in a 400º oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. In a pan on the stove top add the extra-virgin olive oil and heat.
  4. Add the spring onions to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Toast the almonds over medium heat just until they start to become fragrant and remove. Set aside.
  6. Stir in the Brussels spouts and coat in the oil. Season with Kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  7. Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add the chicken broth.
  8. Bring broth to a bubble, cover and reduce heat to medium low.
  9. Cook for 10 minutes, until tender.
  10. Transfer sprouts to a serving dish.
  11. Stir in the silvered onions and top with cooked bacon bits.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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