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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized onion and crisp bacon adds a whole new flavor to a fall favorite - Brussels sprouts. This recipe makes a perfect side dish for your next holiday dinner!

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15 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
8 servings


4 slices bacon

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise


How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook bacon in medium nonstick skillet until crisp. Drain. Crumble; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Discard bacon drippings. In same skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add onion and sugar. Cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and caramelized.

  3. STEP 3

    Meanwhile, place Brussels sprouts in 3-quart saucepan; add 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook 8-10 minutes until tender. Drain well.

  4. STEP 4

    Add Brussels sprouts to onion in skillet; toss to coat. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Sprinkle with bacon.

Tip #1

- Cook bacon ahead of time; drain well. Refrigerate until serving time.

Tip #2

- Cutting Brussels sprouts in half allows butter sauce to penetrate sprouts for great flavor in every bite.

Nutrition (1 serving)

110 Calories
8 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
160 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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