Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


This is a great braised Brussels sprouts side dish to serve with grilled meat or other vegetables. I get many requests for this when catering. People who usually don't like Brussels sprouts love these!

close up view of Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in a bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, minced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • ½ cup crumbled cooked bacon

  • 2 tablespoons powdered chicken bouillon

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup Chardonnay wine


  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté onion and garlic in butter mixture until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes; add Brussels sprouts and sauté until slightly browned on edges, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Sprinkle bacon, chicken bouillon, red pepper flakes, and black pepper over sprouts mixture; stir and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine.

  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until sprouts are desired tenderness, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Chardonnay works best, but feel free to use your favorite white wine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

221 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 221
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 613mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 99mg 496%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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