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Brussels sprouts with bacon, parmesan cheese and balsamic reduction in a white bowl.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Reduction
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Bacon makes everything better! Even those who claim not to like Brussels Sprouts will have a hard time turning this dish down.
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped (½-inch pieces)
  • pounds Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 4 shallots peeled and cut into wedges
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 ̊ F.
  2. Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until the bacon is almost crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add the Brussels sprouts and shallots to the pan, season with salt and pepper and toss. Cook for a minute or two. Deglaze by adding ¼ cup of water to the pan, and then transfer the pan to the oven. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the sprouts are tender.
  4. Meanwhile, simmer the balsamic vinegar over low heat until it reduces by half and becomes syrupy – about 8 minutes.
  5. Remove the sprouts from the oven and toss with the reserved bacon. Serve in a bowl or platter. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over the top and garnish with peelings of Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Reduction
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 549mg16%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 97.8mg119%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.