Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
18 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Lots of flavor—and only five ingredients—make this Brussels sprouts recipe a winner. Even reviewers who aren't sprouts fans like this version.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

saproctor1968's Review

January 07, 2014
These brussels sprouts were delicious! I usually roast frozen brussels sprouts in the oven, which are very good, but I had a bag of fresh that I wanted to do something different with. This recipe is quick, simple, and the results are outstanding. Just a touch of sweetness with the goodness of bacon. I cooked mine six minutes because we don't like them mushy. They were perfect. My husband and I liked them so much that I made them next night with a bag of frozen sprouts. They weren't as good as fresh, but still definitely worth doing if you only have frozen brussels sprouts. This is certainly a recipe that's going in my permanent file.

November 02, 2016
How do you make frozen ones?

steponme's Review

October 21, 2013
Good B S. Used only 3 slices of turkey bacon and a little less sugar and salt than recipe called for; still tasted great.

Jennifer26's Review

October 15, 2013
Great recipe! My husband thought he didn't like brussel sprouts, but he does now. I will make it often. But, I couldn't taste any brown sugar, so I'll try adding more next time.

mickeyengland's Review

October 07, 2013
These were wonderful! Was lucky enough to find Brussels Sprouts on the stalk at the market and decided to try this recipe. The only thing I did different was I added 2 Tbsp of brown sugar (because I love salty/sweet) and I let the stock cook out so it wasn't so soupy. Served it with Cornish hens and it was a real hit! I usually use Michael Symons's recipe for deep fried Brussels Sprouts (which are amazing!) but this was a little different for a change. Would definitely make these again.

saracat's Review

Leanne EOwen
February 27, 2013
This recipe was good. I sautéed the Brussels sprouts in the drippings before adding the broth. I halved the liquid and it was still too much, so I will decrease it even more next time. With those changes this will be in the regular rotation.

AmyNJames's Review

January 09, 2013
Best recipe I've ever found for Brussels Sprouts and easy to make!

LorenV21V's Review

November 21, 2012

Socorro1's Review

April 16, 2012
Never loved Brussel Srouts until today. I have had brussel sprouts on other occasions but never liked them. I was a little skepticle about this recipe but I found myself with brussel sprouts so I gave it a shot. I loved it! I followed it to a tee and it was delicious.

Onecentinvegas's Review

November 25, 2011
These turned out a little soupy, but I thought they tasted OK. My husband, who LOVES brussels sprouts, didn't like them much. Served them for Thanksgiving, but probably won't make them again.