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Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Even if you think you don’t like them, these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will definitely change your mind! Cheesy, creamy, and FULL of flavor!

Brussels sprouts are a vegetable that a lot of people aren’t a fan of, but these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will convert just about anyone to a full-on sprout lover!!

Growing up, I HATED brussels sprouts… with a passion! My Dad loved them, but even the smell of them cooking would be enough for me to scrunch up my face in disgust. As an adult, I’ve been trying things more and more, and once I tried them sautéed with some hazelnut butter, or roasted on a sheet pan, I realized, I’d be totally missing out. Sprouts are fantastic!! But once I tried them this way, sautéed with shallots and garlic, drizzled with cream, smothered in gooey cheese and topped with crispy bacon… I officially fell in LOVE!!

The smell of these brussels sprouts cooking was mouthwatering, and taking the photos for this post was pure torture… I wanted to eat some!! Once this photo shoot was over, I literally stood there eating forkful after forkful before I realized I should probably save some for dinner to share lol.

You may have seen recipes like this floating around on Pinterest, but most of them require you to make a béchamel sauce before baking. That certainly isn’t incredibly difficult or even time consuming, but I wanted a recipe you could literally just add things to the pot (after sautéing) and bake. Easy. Peasy.

Plus, just look at the gooey results!!

The part that takes the longest here, is prepping your brussels sprouts… sometimes those little buggers can be tedious to prepare. Especially for this recipe, when you’re going to want about 32 oz of sprouts (2 lbs).


When looking at fresh brussels sprouts, you’ll see a hard little bit of stem at the base. Take a sharp kitchen knife and carefully trim off that bottom stem. Remove any loose outer leaves, and slice in half from top to bottom. Don’t worry if a few other leave fall off during the cooking process. If the sprouts are giant, go ahead and quarter them.

One bite of these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon, and you’ll realize how much it was worth it! I can’t tell you that these converted my sprout-hating children… although it did convince my daughter to try one, which is a victory in and of itself.. but for any adults… I think these would absolutely convert them to a sprout lover!!

Another reason I love these sprouts (other than the obvious cheese and bacon!), is that they’re really versatile!

they’d be a fabulous side dish at a holiday meal (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc)

they’d be amazing alongside a fancy weekend meal or be served to company

the quick cooking time (less than 30 minutes!!), makes them ideal to serve on a busy weeknight!

they also re-heat really well!


In addition to tasting amazing, sprouts are low in calories, high in fiber, full of antioxidants, may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and are an excellent source of vitamin K and other nutrients.

Oh yeah, that was me totally sneaking a bite!!

I really hope you all give these Cheesy Brussels sprouts with Bacon a try… you definitely won’t regret it!!

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Even if you think you don't like them, these cheesy Brussels sprouts with bacon will definitely change your mind! Cheesy, creamy, and FULL of flavor!

Remove pan from heat, pour in heavy cream. Sprinkle shredded cheddar and gruyere cheese all over the Brussels sprouts. Top with crumbled bacon and bake about 12 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Sprinkle with additional black pepper and minced parsley if desired.



If you desire a more browned cheesy top, broil on high for a minute or so after baking.

For a deeper bacon flavor, dice uncooked bacon slices and cook in oven safe pan or skillet until browned and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon, add 1 Tbsp butter, and saute Brussels sprouts and shallots as directed. Continue with recipe. - this adds flavor, but also adds more time to cook

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I’m not a nutritionist, and nutritional values here on my recipes should be used for general information purposes only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new diet and fitness regimen.

I’ve not tested making this dish that way, so I can’t guarantee the results, but I think that would work alright. I would probably do a test recipe (maybe 1/2 the recipe), and try it your way and see how it turns out ??

I’ve not tested making this dish that way, so I can’t guarantee the results, but I think that would work alright. I would probably do a test recipe (maybe 1/2 the recipe), and try it your way and see how it turns out ??

This dish is amazing! I followed the exact recipe. I’ve loved brussel sprouts my whole life but my 38 year old brother has hated them for his entire life. I always make a new dish every year for thanksgiving and this was it! My brother got everything on the table but skipped the brussel sprouts. Once he cleared his plate, I grabbed the serving spoon and scooped up a bite size amount and dropped it on his plate and said, just try it. He of course, waited til my back was turned to try it. Next thing I know, he’s over at the table scooping out more lol. It completely shocked everyone but I think he was actually shocked the most!! So, even if you dont like them, this dish will surprise you.

Made this EXACTLY as written. It was absolutely delicious!!! I doubled the recipe by sauteeing 2 batches of the brussel sprouts, shallots, and garlic – adding each batch to a 13X9 baking dish. Then I continued with Step 2, adding everything right into the casserole dish. I took it to a potluck where it was cleaned out and received rave reviews!

Wow. I made this for a friend. It is fabulous! We love Brussels sprouts,and now we love them even more! Thanks for this recipe. Once the sprouts are trimmed, everything (almost) goes in the pot. Salute and then add the cream, the cheese, and bake.

I was wondering if you thought I could cook the brussel sprouts, bacon, shallots and garlic the night before and put the rest of it together the next day before I bake it? Or even put it all together the night before?

This was my first time making brussel sprouts. I used sharp white cheddar and colby jack cheese because that’s what I had. Left out the shallots. This was wonderful! 10 out of 5 stars. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be looking at your other recipies. ??

I made this with about 16-oz of Brussel Sprouts because that was all I had. Used the full amounts of both cheeses, bacon, garlic and scallions. We LOVE all of those, LOL!! It turned out soo yummy ??????

Will definitely be on a regular rotation here ????????

My husband has never liked Brussels sprouts, but a friend sent me this recipe and said I must try it. Even picky eaters will love it! Since it’s just the two of us, I halved the recipe. Made it exactly as written and we both loved it!! There was plenty left over, so the full recipe will make a big pan. This one is a definite keeper! If you think you don’t like Brussel sprouts, try this one, it will change your mind.

I brought this for the family Thanksgiving with the idea I would come home with most of it. Well to my surprise they ate it all, even the little kids. So it’s my go to veggie dish for every event. Can’t wait to take it to a pot luck.

Hey there, while I love brussel sprouts my family is adamantly against them (not stopping me from bringing them to every holiday dinner!) this recipe looks delicious but I don’t want to leave them with no veggies if they still refuse to eat them (their loss=my gain!) so I was thinking about adding another veggie to this, do you think asparagus or broccoli would work in this recipe too? Thanks!

The economical part: when we’re going to chop up the bacon anyway, we use bacon “ends and pieces” for cooking – they cost less, are easier to handle and taste just as good as sliced bacon. We usually have an assortment of cheese ends lounging in the frig which, though hard and funny looking, are perfect for grating into a cooked recipe. Tonight we used some blue cheese, smoked gouda and sharp cheddar. At our local green grocer we found big bags of (again slightly funny looking) brussel sprouts and crimini mushrooms on sale for 99 cents per bag. As these were going to be chopped in halves or quarters and baked, it didn’t matter that they weren’t visually.perfect. Didn’t have shallots handy, but found a drowsy looking quarter of a white onion lounging in the frig veg drawer, so chopped it up in place of the shallots. As to how we made the recipe “a bit differently” Instead of cooking the bacon, and then removing it from the pan, we started on med heat cooked the bacon and butter for about three minutes, then threw in the chopped onion for another minute, then the brussel sprouts, salt, pepper and paprika for 4 minutes and then the mushrooms for a couple more minutes. Removed from heat, stirred in some half and half (didn’t have cream) and topped the concoction with our grated cheeses into which we’d mixed a hefty half cup of panko bread crumbs. Baked for 22 minutes at 375. Result: a total yum! Thanks for posting your recipe – it got us off on our dinner adventure. ??

Let me just say, this’ll is the first time I have ever had or made Brussels sprouts & these we’re so yummy! It’s so easy to make & I never changed a thing, made exactly as the recipe was written.will make again and again. The sauce will go good on anything!

Hi there, I’m making this dish for Christmas tomorrow, and I was wondering if I could transfer the spouts to a casserole dish after sautéing them in my skillet, and before adding the cream and cheese ??

Hi Caroline. I don’t provide the entire nutrition label, as I’m not a nutritionist and don’t want to give anyone false information. You can easily copy the ingredients into your favorite online nutritional calculator for the full results.

Hi Cheryl ?? Yeah, I know exactly what a shallot is, thanks though. There was a miscommunication between myself and the video production company that made the video. The recipe works either way… so there’s no need to be rude. Glad your version was a hit!

I was gonna say it looked like scallions and not shallots… if both work ok, Which would be preferred. It looks fantastic! Hubs loves his brussels sprouts. Me – I like bacon and cheese – so it’s a compromise os sorts!

Thanks Joanie ?? Yeah the video production company is located in Australia, and over there, shallots are basically green onions. Shallots are what I prefer… sounds like a great win-win for you and your husband!

Once again, I’ve felt in love with your recipe. All of the ingredients match perfectly. I’m looking for some recipes so that I can add more veggie in my little boy’s daily meals. So, thank you so so much!

P/s: Your photos are always gorgeous!

I don’t think I became a fan of Brussels sprouts until I was on my own and cooking in my own kitchen!! Yes, béchamel sauce is not that hard to put together, but this idea you have for them is quite delectable and so tempting!!

My husband loves brussels sprouts and has been trying to get me to like them too. I’ll definitely be making these because adding cheese and bacon sounds like a perfect way to convert me to loving them!

Growing up, my dad was never one for much vegetables outside canned green beans and corn, so I thought salad was a fancy, special treat – ha! But there’s something so magical about roasting veggies that make them really shine – and the cheese and bacon?! Oh yes, please.

How could anyone not like brussels sprouts when they look like this?! Holy yum!

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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options

Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.

Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.

In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.

Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.

1. Subway

Sandwich with cheese and vegetables

One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.

Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.

Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.

A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.

Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.

Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

Fast food and diabetes: Tips and options

Are you having trouble finding a fast-food option for living with diabetes and occasional treatment? We can help you.

2. Taco Bell

Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.

According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.

One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.

Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.

3. Chipotle

Vegetable burritos

Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.

Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.

Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.

For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.

4. McDonald's

McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.

Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.

5. Burger King

Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.

It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.

BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.

6. Wendy

Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate

Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.

Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.

The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.

Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.

With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes

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