Shaved Brussels Sprouts Toast with Bacon and Goat Cheese

I know that Brussels sprouts are terribly polarizing, so let me just start by saying that if you're NOT a lover of the little cabbages, please skip past this recipe for shaved Brussels sprouts Toast and move along to the next recipe. For the rest of you, you're in for a treat!

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Here is yet another way to enjoy the tiniest member of the cruciferous family. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Toast with Bacon (of course) and Goat Cheese. I love the sulfurous flavor of Brussies with the creamy pungency of goat cheese – the goat cheese has enough flavor to keep up with the Brussels sprouts. The bacon just seems to be a natural salty partner in this crime and a good twist of cracked black pepper finishes it all off perfectly. 

Close up shot of Shaved Brussels Sprouts Toast on a wooden board.

While there are options on how to prepare the bread slices, if you’re a real glutton for good punishment (or just a glutton in general), try frying the bread in the bacon grease. You’re welcome. 

For other interesting toast options, click here or here or here.

Three slices of Shaved Brussels Sprouts Toast on a wooden cutting board. A fourth toast being assembled with goat cheese spread on top.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Toast with Bacon and Goat Cheese

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Cook Time: 15 m
  • Total Time: 30 m
  • Servings:


  • 6 ounces thick-cut bacon diced
  • 1 shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces goat cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • sea salt
  • 6 slices thick-sliced artisan bread


  1. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the bacon and cook for a few minutes, until it starts to brown. Add the shallot and shaved Brussels sprouts, toss and season with freshly ground black pepper. Sauté until the bacon is crispy and the sprouts are soft.
  2. Combine the goat cheese, olive oil and thyme leaves in a small bowl, mixing until smooth. Season with a little sea salt to taste.
  3. Toast the bread slices using a toaster, or heat some olive oil in a sauté pan and fry the bread lightly on each side. (Alternatively, brush olive oil on the bread slices generously and air-fry for about 5 minutes until lightly brown.)
  4. Assemble the toasts by first spreading the goat cheese mixture on each slice and then topping with spoonfuls of the bacon and Brussels sprouts. Garnish with coarsely cracked black pepper.
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