Fried Brussels Sprouts


These fried Brussels sprouts are easy and most kids are actually surprised that they taste better than they look! Like fried cabbage? Then you are in for a treat with this recipe as well. I add about 2 tablespoons of sugar simply to soften the taste and make my kids happy. But it is delicious without the sugar, and when I leave it out, I don't tell them and they never say a word.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into bite-size pieces

  • ½ onion, diced

  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon pieces in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels, leaving grease in the skillet.

  2. Cook onion in the bacon grease in the skillet until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat in the bacon grease. Cook and stir until browned and tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar, salt, and black pepper; sprinkle in bacon pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 74mg 372%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 450mg 10%

* 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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