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Best Ever Brussel Sprouts

The perfect holiday or potluck side dish that just happens to be keto compliant
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 2 lbs fresh brussel sprouts stems removed, cut into quarters
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • lots pepper and salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4-1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Cook the bacon by lining a sheet pan with foil, laying the bacon strips on the pan, placing the pan in a cold oven and turning the oven to 400 degrees. The bacon will take about 15-20 minutes to cook. Keep that greasy sheet pan and turn the oven to 425
  • Remove the bacon and pat off excess grease with paper towels and allow to cool before chopping up into small pieces
  • Add the prepared brussel sprouts to the sheet pan, toss in some salt and pepper and cook at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, giving them a good stir in the pan about half way through cooking 
  • Add the roasted brussel sprouts to a heavy bottomed, large skillet and turn the skillet to medium high
  • Add the heavy cream, garlic powder, more s&P if desired and 3/4 of the parmesan cheese
  • Allow everything to simmer together, the heavy cream will reduce quite a bit and the whole mixture will be thick and creamy and not too liquidy
  • Add 3/4 of the chopped up bacon and stir to combine
  • Move everything to an oven safe dish if taking to a potluck/family dinner (or a serving dish if eating immediately) and add the remaining cheese and bacon on top - enjoy!


You can cook the bacon on your stovetop if you don't want to use the oven method but I do highly suggest reserving the fat in any case, the brussel sprouts roasted in the bacon fat is part of what makes these the best ever brussel sprouts!
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