2lbsfresh brussel sproutsstems removed, cut into quarters
lotspepper and salt to taste
1/4-1/2cupgrated 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!