Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Written by Becky

This Brussels Sprout and Bacon Thanksgiving side dish is a new one to be in our holiday mix but one that I know will stay.  The recipe is borrowed from our favorite local restaurant, Finca.

Thanksgiving is a sacred time for me.  We spend the holiday with close friends and grace our table with some of our favorite foods. We’ve fried our turkey, brined and roasted it, and wrapped one in proscuitto. Our best spreads have more side dishes than number of people at the table. And pies, of course, there are lots of pies and always at least one Chess Pie, or crack pie as some call it, which is a Southern family tradition.

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This year I’m reading through several Psalms of gratitude leading up to Thanksgiving. Psalm 100 is one of my favorites thus far. As I cook, bake, and host I hope to be remembering these words:

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
     Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!

 Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

 Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name!

 For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

– Psalm 100

To join me in reading Psalms of Gratitude, check out She Reads Truth.

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Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes in case you are still in need of some inspiration.

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Cranberry Orange Sherbet

Pomegranate Cornbread Stuffing

Rutabaga Mash with Roasted Pears and Hazelnuts

Southern Style Cheese Grits

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Baked White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Green Bean Salad with Feta and Pecans

Sugar-free Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Potato, Apple, and Cranberry Sauté

Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

And last but certainly not least :  Chess Pie

I’ll leave you with our latest favorite Brussels Sprouts and Bacon.  And great news for all of us- this can be made in less than 15 minutes and doesn’t require an oven (if you’re like me and your oven is always occupied during the holidays).

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My recipe is slightly altered from the recipe at Finca.  If you’re looking for the exact Finca recipe, you can find it here: BRUSELAS CON TOCINO.  Also, if you’re looking for a place to dine this Thanksgiving, Finca will be open, serving a full buffet.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

A easy Brussels Sprout recipe with Bacon that only takes 15 minutes to make and doesn't require the oven! This recipe is perfect for holiday gatherings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Gluten Free, Holiday


  • 1 lbs Brussels spouts, washed and quartered
  • 3 oz bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  • In a large saute pan, cook bacon over medium heat in olive oil, until fully cooked and reddish-brown in color. Remove bacon from pan, but leave three fourths of the rendered bacon fat in the pan. 
  • Add quartered Brussels sprouts and sauté in bacon fat, until nicely browned, (4-5 minutes before stirring). Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat to medium low. Continue cooking until Brussels sprouts are tender, and liquid has been reduced to a nice even glaze (5-8 minutes). 
  • Fold cooked bacon back into sprouts, and season with salt and pepper.

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