Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

  • 3MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 167KCAL

One way to bring out the best in Brussels Sprouts is to cook them quickly, with very little added. Which is exactly how we cook these Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories167
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein15g
  • Fat6g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Our Brussel Sprouts With Bacon are cooked quickly with very little added which is a great way to boost their flavour. This dish is slimming friendly and perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We know that brussel sprouts are a bit like Marmite – you either love them or you hate them! If you think that you don’t like brussel sprouts then you really need to give this recipe a go because how they’re cooked has a massive impact on their taste.

Remember not to overcook them, as there’s nothing worse than a soggy sprout – they should still have a little bit of crunch to them!

We love these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon served as part of a roast dinner with roast potatoes and lots of other veg.

What diets are these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon suitable for?

This Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

It can be made vegetarian/vegan by swapping out the following ingredients for vegetarian/vegan alternatives;

  • Bacon medallions

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon?

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How many calories are in these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon?

There are 167 calories per portion in this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Wash and peel the sprouts, then slice them up quite finely.

Step 2

Make sure all the fat is removed from the bacon medallions, then dice them up, making sure they’re not too big.

Step 3

Heat up a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray in a frying pan, then add the diced bacon. Cook for a minute or two on a high heat.

Step 4

Add the shredded sprouts, spray with some more low calorie cooking spray and continue to cook, stirring often.

Step 5

Season with a bit of freshly ground black pepper and serve when the sprouts are just cooked through.

What could I serve with this Brussel Sprouts With Bacon recipe?

We love these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon served as part of a roast dinner with the following dishes:

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How do you know when your Brussel Sprouts With Bacon are cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Brussel Sprouts With Bacon until the sprouts are just cooked through and still have a bit of crunch.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Brussel Sprouts With Bacon in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Brussel Sprouts With Bacon?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

One way to bring out the best in Brussels Sprouts is to cook them quickly, with very little added. Which is exactly how we cook these Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon!
  • Prep Time
    3 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 167
  • Carbs 15G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 150 g brussels sprouts
  • 2 bacon medallions
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Wash and peel the sprouts, then slice them up quite finely.
  2. Make sure all the fat is removed from the bacon medallions, then dice them up, making sure they're not too big.
  3. Heat up a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray in a frying pan, then add the diced bacon. Cook for a minute or two on a high heat.
  4. Add the shredded sprouts, spray with some more low calorie cooking spray and continue to cook, stirring often.
  5. Season with a bit of freshly ground black pepper and serve when the sprouts are just cooked through.

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