Sautéed brussels sprouts with bacon is quite possibly one of the easiest side dishes possible. Four ingredients, 15 minutes of cook time, and you’ll be digging in to savory, nourishing deliciousness.
Paleo and Whole30, this recipe makes a veggie-filled side that pairs with just about anything!
I mentioned on Instagram a few weeks back that I grew up thinking I hated brussels sprouts. I can’t remember ever actually eating them. But I didn’t know anyone that liked them so I wasn’t about to seek them out.
If there’s anything I’ve learned since going paleo and spending more time in the kitchen, it’s to push my boundaries. What’s that mean? Trying foods I never thought I’d touch (like pork tongue), trying cooking techniques that I thought were too complicated to me, and giving foods I thought I hated a second chance. Like brussels sprouts!
Turns out I love brussels sprouts. This recipe from The Healthy Foodie is what convinced me – brussels sprouts are a versatile veggie, and her recipe looked so good! I was willing to try something more than microwaving frozen brussels sprouts.
Needless to say, I’m glad I gave them another try.
And if you think you hate brussels sprouts and can’t remember the last time you tried them, you should totally give this recipe a try!
It’s got a total of four ingredients, and it’s insanely easy. Crisp up the bacon, deglaze the pan, and sauté the brussels sprouts.
Awesome side dish, ready in 15 minutes.
Sautéed brussels sprouts with bacon are the simple kind of side dish that becomes a staple of healthy eating. Cooking isn’t always a priority, but having options like this up your sleeve makes throwing together a healthy meal exponentially faster and easier. Pair this with crispy chicken thighs and roasted potato rounds, and you’ve got a simple, healthy meal ready in 30ish minutes.
I’m a strong believer that it’s easiest to stick to healthy habits if you simplify things. Sure, I like cooking up more complicated recipes at times, but most of my meals are as simple as possible.
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Heat the olive oil a skillet over medium-high heat. Chop the bacon into 1-inch pieces. Add to the skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes until crisp.
- Pour the balsamic vinegar into the skillet. Immediately scrape the skillet with a wooden (or other non-abrasive) spatula to release the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
- Add the chopped brussels sprouts, stirring to incorporate the bacon. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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