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Caramelized Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

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Caramelized Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts is a simple side dish loaded with flavor. Brussels sprouts caramelize in bacon fat and tossed with crispy bacon, sautéed onions, garlic and tangy balsamic glaze. Yields 6 in 30 minutes.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, Brussels sprouts, easy, holiday, side dish
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 131
Author Laurie McNamara


  • olive oil spray
  • 4 slices thick-cut applewood bacon diced
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • pounds brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley for serving


  • Spray a large 12-inch skillet with olive oil, add in the diced bacon and heat over medium heat. Stir and cook the bacon for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped onion, stir and cook until the bacon is crispy and the onions are soft and translucent and the edges are golden.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon and onions to a paper towel lined plate, leaving the bacon fat still in the skillet.
  • In a single layer place the halved brussels sprouts, cut-side down in the skillet before adding the rest. Cover and allow the steam to help to cook the sprouts. Let the brussels sprouts cook for 5-8 minutes this way before stirring.
  • Add the bacon and onions back into the skillet with the minced garlic. Stir and continue to cook the sprouts until fork tender but not too soft. Season with a little bit of kosher salt and a lot of black pepper, to taste.
  • Drizzle in two tablespoons of the balsamic glaze, stir and serve hot with a sprinkle of minced parsley.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 917IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg