Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon | DFM

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon


15 min.


18 min.

Serving Size

6 servings

Sprout some joy with this ideal dinner side dish.


  • 3 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) pieces
  • 1 1/4 lb (575 g) Brussels sprouts, stems and leaves trimmed, then cut in half
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Shaved Canadian parmesan cheese for serving (optional)


1. Cook bacon in a large frying pan over medium heat until crisp, about 5 min. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to a large bowl.
2. Discard all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) fat from pan. Add Brussels sprouts and stir-fry until some are a deep golden colour, about 3 min. Add ½ cup (125 mL) water. Stir and continue to cook Brussels sprouts, stirring occasionally until tender but not mushy, about 5 min. Add Brussels sprouts to bacon, using a slotted spoon if any water remains in pan.
3. Wash frying pan. Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook about 1 min. Sprinkle with flour and salt; whisk about 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Whisk for 2 to 3 min until smooth and thickened.
4. Return Brussels sprouts and bacon to pan, stir until hot, about 1 min. Season with pepper. Serve with Parmesan, if using.


Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada. For more great recipes visit