Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 132KCAL

These Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion are an amazing, slimming friendly way to use these tasty leaves and they're low in Points and calories too!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories132
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein7g
  • Fat0.03g
  • Saturates0.01g
  • Sugars8g

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!

These Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion are an amazing, slimming friendly way to use these tasty leaves – they’re low in calories and clock up only 1 Weight Watchers Point too!

If you can’t get hold of sprout tops then you can substitute them with green or savoy cabbage instead.

You can cook the leaves in advance and cool them under a cold tap to stop them cooking further and discolouring. They can then be simply mixed with the cooked bacon and onions and seasoned.

You can either reheat in the microwave or in oven covered with foil.

What diets are these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion suitable for?

This Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion recipe is suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

It can be made vegetarian and vegan as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian and vegan versions:

  • Bacon medallions

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

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion?

You don’t need any special ingredients for this recipe.

How many Calories are in these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion?

There are 132 calories per portion in these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit 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

Gently cook the onion and bacon in the low calorie cooking spray for 4-5 minutes, stirring every so often, until soft, then remove from the heat.

Step 2

Cook the sprout tops in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until tender, then drain in a colander. Gently squeeze out any excess water.

Step 3

Toss the sprout tops with the onions and bacon and season to taste.

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How do you know when these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion are cooked?

The onion and bacon need to be cooked for 4-5 minutes until soft. The sprout tops should be boiled in salted water for 4-5 minutes until tender and then drained in a colander.

You can cook the leaves in advance and cool them under a cold tap to stop them cooking further and discolouring. They can then be simply mixed with the cooked bacon and onions and then seasoned.

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 Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion in the fridge?

Once you’ve put them out, ideally you should eat them 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 Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing.

How do I reheat these Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion?

From chilled: You can reheat in the oven covered with foil or in the microwave for a few minutes.

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Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion

These Sprout Tops with Bacon and Onion are an amazing, slimming friendly way to use these tasty leaves, and they're low in Points and calories too!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 132
  • Carbs 15G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg sprout tops stalks trimmed, washed and large leaves halved
  • 3 medium red onion peeled, halved and sliced thinly
  • 250 g bacon medallions cut into pieces
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Gently cook the onion and bacon in the low calorie cooking spray for 4-5 minutes, stirring every so often, until soft, then remove from the heat.
  2. Cook the sprout tops in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until tender, then drain in a colander. Gently squeeze out any excess water.
  3. Toss the sprout tops with the onions and bacon and season to taste.

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Recipe notes

You can cook the leaves in advance and cool them under a cold tap to stop them cooking further and discolouring. They can then be simply mixed with the cooked bacon and onions and then seasoned. You can then either reheated in the oven covered with foil or in the microwave.

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