Brussels Sprouts in Bacon Butter (Keto)

This is a decadent and rich side vegetable option which can be enjoyed any time of the year. I sliced up the Brussels sprouts to ensure even cooking and a lovely texture, and smothered the whole lot in a very buttery bacon mixture. It needed only a little seasoning. Not too bad for only 20 minutes…

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Carbs 4g | Fat 7.6g | Protein 7.9g
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Brussels Sprouts in Bacon Butter (Keto)

A delicious side vegetable option where sliced Brussels sprouts are partially cooked before finishing in a bacon and garlic butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 as as side dish

Per serving

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 7.6g


  • 350 g (12.4 oz) Brussels sprouts (trimmed weight), sliced
  • 120 g (4.2 oz) streaky smoked bacon, chopped small
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • sea salt flakes
  • white pepper


  • Have all your ingredients prepped and ready. (I used a 500g (17.6oz) packet of Brussels sprouts and after trimming off and discarding the hard ends and outer leaves, I was left with 350g.)
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the sliced Brussels sprouts and cook for 1 minute only. You will notice they turn bright green. Immediately drain in a colander and set aside to steam off.
  • In the meantime, melt half the butter in a large wok or pan and fry the bacon and garlic over moderately low heat until the bacon has safely cooked through. You will know because you have likely stolen a fatty piece or two straight from the pan like I do (cook's privilege, right?).
  • Stir regularly as you don't want the garlic to burn.
  • Increase the heat to moderately high and add the remaining half of butter to the pan. The idea is not to cook the bacon to crispy as most people love because that's not what I wanted to do in this recipe. However, you can if you want to but keep an eye on the garlic - it turns bitter when burnt.
  • Once the butter has completely melted, tip in the drained Brussels sprouts and stir well to combine and warm the sprouts through again.
  • Season with salt and ground white pepper and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        116Kcal / 485kJ
Fat                                7.6g
Carbohydrates              4g
Protein                          7.9g


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