Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Mom knew what she was talking about when she told you to “eat your Brussels sprouts.” These fall vegetables provide you with ample amounts of vitamins C and A along with folate and potassium.

Choose small sprouts with tight-fitting leaves and no browning or yellowing. Keep an eye out for sprouts still on the stalk; these will be the freshest.

This recipe serves: 2


1 cup Brussels sprouts

2 tablespoons diced bacon or pancetta

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons bottled vinaigrette

Cooking instructions

1. Place the Brussels sprouts in a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook until the sprouts are tender, about 5 minutes. Plunge the sprouts into ice water, drain, and cut each sprout in half.

2. Cook the diced bacon or pancetta in a skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown, about 4 minutes.

3. Add the sprouts and season with salt and pepper.

4. Remove from heat, add the vinaigrette, and serve.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup

Nutritional information

Number of Servings: 2

Per Serving

Calories 185

Carbohydrate 5 g

Fat 16 g

Fiber 2 g

Protein 6 g

Saturated Fat 4 g

Sodium 451 mg