Bacon and Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Black Garlic


Brussels sprouts cooked in a cast iron skillet with bacon, Parmesan cheese, and black garlic. My wife and kids hated Brussels sprouts until I came up with this recipe. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over the top if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 servings


  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, quartered

  • ½ pound bacon

  • ½ cup butter, divided

  • 1 clove black garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Place bacon into a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and cook until fully browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, but leave the bacon grease. Chop bacon when cool enough to handle.

  2. Add 1/4 cup butter and black garlic clove to the bacon grease. Mash the black garlic thoroughly, then cook and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and remaining butter; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring only a couple of times, until sprouts are browned and tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and add bacon and Parmesan cheese; stir until heated through and cheese is melted. Place into serving dish and cover with a lid if not serving immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
15g Fat
9g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 77mg 387%
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 407mg 9%

* 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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