Braised Brussels sprouts with bacon

Braised Brussels sprouts with bacon

Sweet, nutty braised Brussels sprouts with crispy bacon, butter and cheese make the ultimate side dish for any meal and is perfect for the festive season.
Course Sides, Vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Alida Ryder


  • 250 g bacon finely chopped
  • 1 kg brussels sprouts halved and trimmed
  • 350 ml stock of your choice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter cubed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Fry the bacon in a large, hot frying pan until crisp and golden.
  • Remove from the pan then fry the brussels sprouts until they are golden brown.
  • Pour in the stock and season to taste then cover and allow to simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid then simmer until the stock has evaporated and the sprouts are tender but not mushy.
  • Add the crispy bacon, butter and cheese and stir well.
  • Serve with roasted/grilled meat of your choice.