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Friday, January 23, 2015

Easy Veggie Side: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Onion, and Thyme

The other night, I made a really good dinner. 

I roasted a pork tenderloin and it came out great. I roasted sweet potato too, but I wanted a green veggie. 

I love Brussels sprouts. I had a bag of frozen baby sprouts, but I didn't have the oven space to roast them. I could have steamed them and tossed them with a bit of lemon and salt, but my husband isn't a fan of that, so I needed to style them up. 

And I did. 



It couldn't have been easier. And they were a hit. Here's what I did. 

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Onion, and Thyme

1 bag of frozen baby Brussels sprouts, cooked for about 5 minutes
1 medium onion, julienned
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 slices of pre-cooked bacon, julienned
2-3 stems of fresh thyme. I took the leaves off the stems.
1/2 lemon, juiced
1-2 tbs. butter
1 tbs. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Start by heating the olive oil in the saute pan. 
  • Add the bacon, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, and thyme. 
  • Cook until everything starts to caramelize. 
  • Drain the Brussels sprouts and add to the sauteed mixture.
  • Add the butter and allow to melt and coat everything. 
  • Squeeze the lemon juice and toss. 
That's it. They smell amazing and taste even better. 

Buen provecho!

What's your favorite veggie side dish?




27 comments:

  1. I've love brussels I must give this a try over the weekend,

    Victoria xFlorenceandMary.com

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  2. Brussels are such a lovely thing ;)

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  3. Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap. I love them if prepared in the right way. These sound delicious. They just seem to go w/ bacon so well!

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  4. I adore brussel sprouts and have got to make this one. This weekend for sure. YUM! Pinned too!

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  5. I love brussels! These look great Kelly. I typically steam frozen or dice fresh and cook with some onions and bacon.

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  6. Hi Kelly, lookin good, sounds like a terrific meal!

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  7. I just started liking Brussels sprouts, this looks delicious!

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  8. This sound great. I have never used frozen brussels, is there a brand you recommend? Bressicas are my favorite vegetables.

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  9. I haven't bought any brussels sprouts since last year! You've reminded me that I love them roasted with balsamic vinegar :)

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  10. This looks and sound so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    I love broccoli as a side dish.

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  11. You're welcome, Tami. :-) Thank you so much. I love broccoli too. Have you had it roasted? It becomes almost nutty. Delicious!

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  12. I love them roasted too; actually, I love most veggies roasted. A good aged balsamic vinegar sweetens the deal. :-)

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  13. I just used store brand, Nancy. But I try to get the baby brussels....they are more tender.

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  14. This is so good. Try roasting them too...with olive oil and salt or add some balsamic vinegar, as Christy said, above.

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  15. It was a great meal, Peggy. We were both happily stuffed.

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  16. Very similar. I also like them roasted; actually, I like most veggies roasted.

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  17. Did you cook the Brussels sprouts, Carolann? How did you like them?

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  18. Bacon makes so many things better. :-) I love sprouts too...this way or roasted. Delicious!

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  19. Did you like them, Victoria? I hope you found a new favorite. :-)

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  20. Making them today :) Can't wait!

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  21. Ooh, that sounds delicious! I have really come to appreciate brussel sprouts and I would like to try some new recipes.

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  22. It is delicious, Bev. You can also roast them with a bit of olive oil and salt...fabulous!

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  23. I made them and were so amazing! Thanks much for this recipe!

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  24. I'm so happy you liked them. Carolann. I made them tonight too. I just love them! Have a great weekend!

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  25. You too hun! They were ever so yummy. I adore brussel sprouts to begin with lol. I'm making them again soon too!

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