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Cheesy Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Yes, They're Amazing as They Sound!

brussel sprouts

I never liked Brussel Sprouts. Growing up they were this nasty little green vegetable that showed up on my dinner plate occasionally. I would make them now and then as an adult...because I knew they were good for me.  

Then I started Keto and tried roasting them in the oven with butter and garlic salt. YUM! Then added a little parmesan cheese. YUM!!! Then after experimenting, ended up with this recipe.  YUM!!!!!! 

Here are the Kitchen Items You'll Need

  • Saucepan to cook bacon and then simmer 1-2 lbs of brussel sprouts

  • Baking dish to then bake them (you can bake them in your saucepan in the oven, but I prefer putting them in a separate serving dish).

Here are the Ingredients You'll Need:

  • Bacon

  • Butter

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic Powder

  • Heavy Whipping Cream (could substitute full fat coconut milk)

  • Mozzarella Cheese

  • Parmesan

The Keto Dad Tips and Tricks

  • This serves our family of 4 pretty well. You can definitely double the recipe for more people!

  • We love our brussel sprouts bite sized. If we get the big fresh ones, we'll cut them in half. We also get a frozen bag from Trader Joes that is super convenient. They're small so we don't cut them. We just simmer the frozen ones a little more.

  • I prefer to cut the bacon into little pieces before I cook it. Seems to make less splatter on my stove!

  • The baking time at the end can really be to taste. We like them a little softer in this dish, so we get closer to 30 or 35 minutes. Stick a fork in it and pull them out when it's to your liking!

  • You can even do all the earlier steps during the day, throw it in the fridge and then bake it just before dinner!


Brussel Sprouts

4 - 5 Strips of Bacon
1 T Butter
1 lb Brussel sprouts
Salt and Pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 C Heavy whipping cream
1/4 C Mozzarella cheese
2 T Parmesan

  • Cut Bacon into small pieces and fry in pan

  • Remove Bacon from pan (and some grease), set bacon aside

  • Brown Brussel Sprouts in pan with grease, butter and garlic powder. Salt and pepper to taste. Fry 4-6 min

  • Add heavy cream and bacon and simmer another 5 minutes.

  • Put in casserole dish, mix in mozzarella and sprinkle parmesan on top.

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until desired softness.

Serves: 8
Calories: 153, Fat: 13g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 1g (Net Carbs 4), Protein: 5g

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