Bacon-Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts

Bacon-Brown Sugar Brussels SproutsRecipe
Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Lots of flavor—and only five ingredients—make this Brussels sprouts recipe a winner. Even reviewers who aren't sprouts fans like this version.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes


4 bacon slices
1 (14-oz.) can chicken broth
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved


1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble bacon.

2. Add broth, brown sugar, and salt to drippings in Dutch oven, and bring to a boil. Stir in Brussels sprouts. Cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a serving bowl using a slotted spoon, and sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.